WNT Jan 18, 2010
Kelley O: 2010 MAC Hermann Trophy Winner
The U.S. team welcomed a gaggle of talented young players into this training camp, including the top three choices in the 2010 WPS Draft, which was conducted last Friday at the NSCAA Convention in Philadelphia: Tobin Heath to the Atlanta Beat, Lauren Cheney to the Boston Breakers and Kelley O'Hara to FC Gold Pride. This past fall has been a wild ride for O'Hara, who led the nation in scoring during her senior year at Stanford, helped the Cardinal to an undefeated regular season and into the NCAA title game (in which she was red-carded) and then got her second-ever full National Team call-up, excelling at training camp in December. Before getting drafted by the Gold Pride, she received the top award for a women's college soccer player, winning the MAC Hermann Trophy (Heath finished second and Cheney third). O’Hara, who hails from Fayetteville, Ga., and was one of the USA's best players at the 2006 U-20 Women's World Cup in Russia, shattered Stanford season records for goals (26) and points (65) this season while leading the nation in both categories. She was the Pac-10 Player of the Year and an NSCAA First-Team All-America. She completed her collegiate career with 57 goals and 156 points, No. 2 in Cardinal history in both categories and became the first player in Stanford history to claim the MAC Hermann Trophy.
O'Hara now joins a pretty cool list that features these past WNT greats:
Well done, Kelley.