Morgan named Female Athlete of the Year

[AWARDS] Alex Morgan, whose 28 goals in 2012 are the third most in the history of the U.S. women's national team, was named U.S. Soccer's 2012 Female Athlete of the Year.

Morgan's goals included the dramatic winner in the 123rd minute of the USA's 4-3 win over Canada in the Olympic semifinals. The USA has three games to play against China in December.

The award is the first for Morgan, who is also on the short list for FIFA Ballon d'Or award as top women's player in the world.

The Young Female Athlete of the Year award went to U.S. under-20 national team captain Julie Johnston.

Online votes registered on U.S. Soccer's Facebook Page 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, including National Team coaches and members of the U.S. Soccer Board of Directors.

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

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