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Altidore and Wambach take Athlete of the Year honors
November 28th, 2013 1:02AM

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[U.S. SOCCER AWARDS] Jozy Altidore and Abby Wambach were named the 2013 Male and Female Athlete of the Years in voting conducted by U.S. Soccer. The awards were Altidore's first and Wambach's record sixth selection. Other winners were Wil Trapp (Young Male Athlete of the Year), Lindsey Horan (Young Female Athlete of the Year) and Rene Renteria (Disabled Athlete of the Year).

Online votes counted for 50 percent of the total votes, while the other 50 percent was represented by votes compiled from members of the national media and U.S. Soccer representatives.

Altidore also becomes just the second player to win both the Young Male Athlete of the Year (won in 2006) and Male Athlete of the Year honors, joining Landon Donovan who won Young Male Athlete of the Year in 2001 and earned the Male Athlete of the Year award on four occasions (2003, 2004, 2009 and 2010). Altidore set a U.S. men's record by scoring a goal in five consecutive matches from June 2-Aug. 14. His eight goals in 2013 were a career best and tied for a team high. Three of Altidore's goals were game-winners during the Hexagonal.

Wambach collected her third award in the past four years and passed Mia Hamm, who was honored for five consecutive years (1994-1998). Wambach, the 2012 FIFA Women's World Player of the Year, led the USA in scoring this year with 11 goals and tied for the team lead in assists with six.

Trapp, a rookie with the Columbus Crew, started all five matches during the U-20 national team's runner-up performance at the 2013 Concacaf U-20 Championship and earned tournament Best XI honors.

Horan,  the first American female to forgo college soccer and sign a professional contact in Europe, is in her second season at Paris St. Germain. She made her full U.S. national team debut this year at the Algarve Cup in March when she was 18 and is age-eligible for the 2014 Under-20 Women's World Cup.

Renteria, the leading goal scorer on the U.S. Paralympic Soccer National Team in 2013 was named Disabled Athlete of the Year in the second year for the award.

MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
1984: Rick Davis
1985: Perry Van der Beck
1986: Paul Caligiuri
1987: Brent Goulet
1988: Peter Vermes
1989: Mike Windischmann
1990: Tab Ramos
1991: Hugo Perez
1992: Marcelo Balboa
1993: Thomas Dooley
1994: Marcelo Balboa
1995: Alexi Lalas
1996: Eric Wynalda
1997: Kasey Keller
1998: Cobi Jones
1999: Kasey Keller
2000: Chris Armas
2001: Earnie Stewart
2002: Brad Friedel
2003: Landon Donovan
2004: Landon Donovan
2005: Kasey Keller
2006: Oguchi Onyewu
2007: Clint Dempsey
2008: Tim Howard
2009: Landon Donovan
2010: Landon Donovan
2011: Clint Dempsey
2012: Clint Dempsey
2013: Jozy Altidore

FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
1985: Sharon Remer
1986: April Heinrichs
1987: Carin Jennings
1988: Joy Biefeld
1989: April Heinrichs
1990: Michelle Akers
1991: Michelle Akers
1992: Carin Gabarra
1993: Kristine Lilly
1994: Mia Hamm
1995: Mia Hamm
1996: Mia Hamm
1997: Mia Hamm
1998: Mia Hamm
1999: Michelle Akers
2000: Tiffeny Milbrett
2001: Tiffeny Milbrett
2002: Shannon MacMillan
2003: Abby Wambach
2004: Abby Wambach
2005: Kristine Lilly
2006: Kristine Lilly
2007: Abby Wambach
2008: Carli Lloyd
2009: Hope Solo
2010: Abby Wambach
2011: Abby Wambach
2012: Alex Morgan
2013: Abby Wambach

YOUNG MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
1998: Josh Wolff
1999: Ben Olsen
2000: Landon Donovan
2001: DaMarcus Beasley
2002: Bobby Convey
2003: Freddy Adu
2004: Eddie Johnson
2005: Benny Feilhaber
2006: Jozy Altidore
2007: Michael Bradley
2008: Sacha Kljestan
2009: Luis Gil
2010: Gale Agbossoumonde
2011: Brek Shea
2012: Rubio Rubin
2013: Wil Trapp

YOUNG FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
1998: Cindy Parlow
1999: Lorrie Fair
2000: Aly Wagner
2001: Aleisha Cramer
2002: Lindsay Tarpley
2003: Cat Reddick
2004: Heather O'Reilly
2005: Lori Chalupny
2006: Danesha Adams
2007: Lauren Cheney
2008: Kristie Mewis
2009: Tobin Heath
2010: Bianca Henninger
2011: Sydney Leroux
2012: Julie Johnston
2013: Lindsey Horan

DISABLED ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
2012: Felicia Schroeder
2013: Rene Renteria


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