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Parlow, Torres win MAC Awards
December 18th, 1997 12AM
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North Carolina's Cindy Parlow and Creighton's Johnny Torres were named the winners of the Missouri Athletic Club (MAC) Player of the Year award The winners will be honored at a dinner Jan. 9, 1998 at the Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis. Former MAC award winner and current U.S. international Alexi Lalas will be the featured speaker. Proceeds from the awards dinner go to amateur athletic programs throughout the country. Here are the top five finishers in the MAC Player of the Year voting (3 points were awarded for a first-place vote, 2 for a second-place vote, and 1 for a third-place vote.)


Name (School) Points (First-Place votes)
Johnny Torres (Creighton) 390 (84)
Lazo Alavanja (Indiana) 186 (33)
Daniel Hernandez (SMU) 144 (23)
Leo Cullen (Maryland) 139 (22)
Clint Mathis (South Carolina) 130 (21)


Name (School) Points (First-Place votes)
Cindy Parlow (North Carolina) 341 (83)
Holly Manthei (Notre Dame) 174 (28)
Justi Baumgardt (Portland) 133 (19)
Sara Whalen (Connecticut) 115 (16)
Bryn Blalack (Texas A&M) 100 (18)

Men's MAC Award Winners

  • 1986 -- John Kerr (Duke)
  • 1987 -- John Harkes (Virginia)
  • 1988 -- Ken Snow (Indiana)
  • 1989 -- Tony Meola (Virginia)
  • 1990 -- Ken Snow (Indiana)
  • 1991 -- Alexi Lalas (Rutgers)
  • 1992 -- Claudio Reyna (Virginia)
  • 1993 -- Claudio Reyna (Virginia)
  • 1994 -- Todd Yeagley (Indiana)
  • 1995 -- Matt McKeon (Saint Louis)
  • 1996 -- Mike Fisher (Virginia)
  • 1997 -- Johnny Torres (Creighton)

Women's MAC Award Winners

  • 1991 -- Kristine Lilly (North Carolina)
  • 1992 -- Mia Hamm (North Carolina)
  • 1993 -- Mia Hamm (North Carolina)
  • 1994 -- Tisha Venturini (North Carolina)
  • 1995 -- Shannon MacMillan (Portland)
  • 1996 -- Cindy Daws (Notre Dame)
  • 1997 -- Cindy Parlow (North Carolina)

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