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  1. 1. MISSOURI ATHLETIC CLUB’S Hermann Trophy Patrick Mullins Maryland morgan Brian Virginia MAC Hermann Trophy Banquet January 10 , 2014 2013 Missouri Athletic Club’s Hermann Trophy 1
  2. 2. Missouri Athletic Club’s Hermann Trophy Congratulations to Patrick Mullins and Morgan Brian, the 2013 MAC Hermann Trophy winners! Visit for a listing of all player, team and coach awards from throughout the year. 2 2013 Missouri Athletic Club’s Hermann Trophy
  3. 3. COACHES AND FANS DETERMINE MAC HERMANN TROPHY WINNERS V oting for the Missouri Athletic Club’s Hermann Trophy is done by a vote of current head coaches at the NCAA Division I level who are members of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. Ballots with the names of the top 15 men and top 15 women are sent to the coaches. The official ballot is an open ballot. Coaches select their top three players, with 3 points going to a player for a first place vote, 2 points for a second place vote and 1 point for a third place vote. A fan voting component is also incorporated into the selection process. Soccer fans from across the country cast votes on the MAC Hermann website through LockerDome. The collective fan vote was the equivalent of one coach’s vote. To keep up with the latest MAC Hermann Trophy news throughout the year, visit BILL MCDERMOTT, MASTER OF CEREMONIES ‘Mr. Soccer’ has been broadcasting soccer longer than any current U.S. announcer T he title of longest running U.S. soccer broadcaster belongs to St. Louisan Bill McDermott. With the retirement of the legendary Seamus Malin, McDermott, who is in his 40th year behind the microphone, has now been broadcasting soccer longer than any current U.S. announcer. “Soccer has been a part of my life for many years and has provided me with great opportunities, both as a player and an announcer,” said McDermott. “I’ve been very fortunate to work with all the people I’ve encountered along the way, and I’ve taken a lot from each of them. It’s shaped the commentator I am today. Even after 40 years, I feel very fortunate and honored to still love what I do.” After playing soccer for most of his life, McDermott began covering the sport as a reporter in 1970 when he attended the FIFA World Cup in Mexico and provided reports for KMOX radio in St. Louis. In 1972, he began his career announcing games in the North American Soccer League, providing color analysis for St. Louis Stars away games on KPLR-TV in St. Louis. In addition to providing commentary for the first soccer game televised on ESPN in 1979, highlights to his career include: • Color commentator for the inaugural season of MLS soccer for ESPN and ESPN2 • Play-by-play and color analysis for NASL, MISL, and MLS teams in addition to teams on the collegiate lever • Morning host of FIFA World Cup Today, XM radio’s daily coverage of the 2006 tournament in Germany. • Reported on all FIFA World Cups since 1970. In January of 2009, McDermott was inducted into Brian McBride and Bill McDermott at the 2011 MAC Hermann Trophy Banquet. the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame as part of the St. Louis University Men’s Soccer teams that won SCAA Championships in 1967 and 1969 and in recognition of SLU’s 50 Years of Soccer. “They don’t call Bill ‘Mr. Soccer’ for nothing. He is steeped in the history of the game, while also staying current. He knows it strategically, technically, and historically,” said NBC sportscaster Bob Costas. “As a one-time excellent player himself, his commentary carries additional credibility. Plus he’s a universally well liked guy – easy to work with, easy to be around – unless you object to his propensity for recycling the same dozen or so jokes and routines for the entire 35 years I’ve known him.” 2013 Missouri Athletic Club’s Hermann Trophy 3
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  5. 5. PAST MAC HERMANN TROPHY AWARD WINNERS - MEN In 1986, the Missouri Athletic Club established the Collegiate Soccer Players of the Year Award. In 2002, the MAC award and the Hermann Trophy merged. The following are all the winners presented at the Missouri Athletic Club. Patrick Mullins, 2012, Forward, Maryland Andrew Wenger, 2011, Midfielder, Duke Darlington Nagbe, 2010, Forward, Akron Teal Burbury, 2009, Forward, Akron Marcus Tracy, 2008, Forward, Wake Forest O’Brian White, 2007, Forward, U Conn Joseph Lapira, 2006, Forward, Notre Dame Jason Garey, 2005, Forward, Maryland Danny O’Rourke, 2004, Midfielder, Indiana Chris Wingert, 2003, Defender, St. John’s John Harkes Alecko Eskandarian, 2002, Forward, University of Virginia Luchi Gonzalez, 2001, Forward, SMU Ali Curtis, 2000, Forward, Duke University Sasha Victorine, 1999, Forward, UCLA Jay Heaps, 1998, Midfielder, Duke University Johnny Torres, 1997, Forward, Creighton University Mike Fisher, 1996, Forward, University of Virginia Matt McKeon, 1995, Midfielder, Saint Louis University Todd Yeagley, 1994, Midfielder, Indiana University Claudio Reyna, 1992 & 93, Midfielder, University of Virginia Alexi Lalas, 1991, Defender, Rutgers University Tony Meola, 1989, Goalkeeper, University of Virginia John Harkes, 1987, Midfielder, University of Virginia Ken Snow, 1988, 1990, Forward, Indiana University John Kerr, 1986, Forward, Duke University HERMANN TROPHY WINNERS The Hermann Trophy was established in 1967. The following are some notable winners prior to the merger with the MAC Player of the Year Award. Dov Markus, 1967, Long Island U. Al Trost, 1969 & 70, St. Louis U. Mike Seerey, 1971 & 72, St. Louis U. Dan Counce, 1973, St. Louis U. Angelo DiBernardo, 1978, Indiana Michelle Akers, 1988, Central Florida Brad Friedel, 1992, UCLA PAST MAC HERMANN TROPHY AWARD WINNERS - WOMEN Crystal Dunn, 2012, Midfielder, North Carolina Teresa Noyola, 2011, Midfielder, Stanford Christen Press, 2010, Forward, Stanford Kelley O’Hara, 2009, Forward, Stanford Kerri Hanks, 2008, Forward, Notre Dame Mami Yamaguchi, 2007, Forward, Florida State Kerri Hanks, 2006, Forward, Notre Dame Christine Sinclair, 2004 & 05, Forward, Portland Catherine Reddick, 2003, Defender, North Carolina Aly Wagner, 2002, Midfielder, Santa Clara University Christie Welsh, 2001, Forward, Penn State Kristine Lilly Anne Makinen, 2000, Forward, Notre Dame Mandy Clemens, 1999, Forward, Santa Clara University Cindy Parlow, 1997 & 98, Forward, University of North Carolina Cindy Daws, 1996, Midfielder, Notre Dame Shannon MacMillan, 1995, Forward, University of Portland Tisha Venturini, 1994, Midfielder, University of North Carolina Mia Hamm, 1992 & 93, Forward, University of North Carolina Kristine Lilly, 1991 Midfielder, University of North Carolina Claudio Reyna Cindy Parlow 2013 Missouri Athletic Club’s Hermann Trophy 5
  6. 6. Crystal Dunn, North Carolina • Senior, Midfielder • Rockville Center, N.Y. T he 2012 MAC Hermann Trophy winner player of the year honors three times since Mia Hamm in 1993. capped her college career with a strong senior season. Despite late season injuries and national Dunn was promoted to full team duties, Crystal Dunn led North Carolina in U.S. National Team in January goals (14) and points (34), including six game2013 and has earned five caps winning goals. She earned her fourth first-team Allthis year, starting three times ACC honors on defense. She made her and was The 2012 MAC first USWNT start on March named the 14, 2013 as the U.S. won the Hermann 2013 ACC gold medal in the Algarve Trophy Offensive Cup in Portugal. Winner Earns Player of the During her junior year, Dunn missed a portion 2013 ACC Year. Dunn of UNC’s season while starring for the U.S. Offensive was also Under 20 National Team that captured the World named ACC Player of the Championship in Japan. She came back to Carolina Defensive Year Honors and led the Tar Heels to their 22nd national Player of championship. The versatile Dunn started on defense, midfield and the Year of the Year in 2012 and 2010. She forward during her prolific career at UNC. Now she will became the first player look to continue to make her mark with the U.S. Women’s in ACC history to win National Team. In October, she made her sixth career start for the U.S. team in the nationally televised match against both awards during her Australia. Dunn helped shut down Australia’s star forward career. Dunn is the first player to win ACC Lisa DaVanna in a 4-0 shutout victory for the U.S. Abby Dahlkemper, ucla • Junior, Defender • Menlo Park, Calif. A adidas Invitational, bby Dahlkemper only she was named the scored once and tallied Defensive MVP. two assists in 2013, but her Dahlkemper had defensive contributions were a decorated high key in helping UCLA (21school career 1-3) capture their first before enrolling national championship UCLA at UCLA in in women’s soccer. She Defender 2011. She was anchored a suffocating Leads Bruins the Player of the defense that was the best to First Year in California in the nation as the Bruins allowed just eight and was widely National goals during the season. This year’s UCLA squad set a new school record for shutouts in a Championship considered the top incoming season with 18. in School defender Dahlkemper is the first defender since North History heading into Carolina’s Cat Reddick in 2003 to be voted a college. She was finalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy. She a member of UCLA’s No. 1 started 24 of 25 games and ranked second on the team in ranked recruiting class. minutes played, playing in 2,194 of a possible 2,311 minutes. With the U.S. National Dahlkemper scored a goal in a victory over San Diego State Team, Dahlkemper has and assisted on the game-winner at Duke. One of her season gained some valuable highlights was a clutch defensive stop at Stanford late in experience. She has been UCLA’s double overtime victory over their archrival. a member of the UnderDahlkemper earned numerous honors in 2013. She earned 23 and Under-20 U.S. first-team NSCAA All-American and NSCAA Scholar-Athlete National Team pools. She played with U-23s at the 2013 All-American honors. Dahlkemper earned first-team All-PacFour Nations Tournament, which was won by the U.S. 12 honors for the third consecutive year. In the Notre Dame 6 2013 Missouri Athletic Club’s Hermann Trophy
  7. 7. Morgan Scoring Midfielder Nets College Soccer’s top Honor Brian T he University of Virginia has had a distinguished history with the Missouri Athletic Club. John Harkes (1987), Tony Meola (1989), Claudio Reyna (1992 & 1993), Mike Fisher (1996) and Alecko Eskandarian (2002) have all visited the MAC to receive the crystal soccer ball trophy. No UVa women’s player had ever captured the award, until this year. Morgan Brian has earned college soccer’s top honor after leading the ACC in assists (14) and points (46). The junior midfielder from St. Simons Island, Ga., started 25 games for the Cavaliers. She became just the second player in UVa history to score double-digit goals and assists in the same season as she netted 16 goals to go along with her 14 assists. Brian earned numerous honors in 2013. She earned firstteam All-ACC and first-team NSCAA All-American honors. She was named ACC Player of the Week twice (Aug. 27, Oct. 15). Her best offensive outbursts included a two goal, one assist performance against Seton Hall and a three assist performance against North Carolina State. Brian scored in all four NCAA Tournament victories to lead UVa to its first College Cup in 22 years. Brian will enter her senior season in 2014 ranked 4th in career assists (29) and 5th in career points (91) at UVa. She is already Virginia’s all-time career NCAA Tournament scoring leader. In 2011, Brian was named the Soccer America Freshman of the Year. Brian has built on the Cavaliers recent run of success. Last Brian Becomes First UVa Player to Win Women’s MAC Hermann Trophy year, her UVa teammate Caroline Miller became the first player in the history of the women’s program to be voted an MAC Hermann Trophy finalist. On the international level, Brian has already made her mark. On June 15, 2013, Brian earned her first cap with the U.S. Women’s National Team in a 4-1 victory over South Korea. On Sept. 3, she scored her first USWNT goal in a game versus Mexico. She was a member of the U.S. team that won the 2012 FIFA U-20 World Cup. Brian has represented the United States at the U-14, U-15, U-17, U-18 and U-20 levels. She has thrived at every level, despite usually being one of the younger players on the team, going back to when she was an eighth grader competing on her school’s varsity soccer team. GP-GS: 25-25 • Goals: 16 • Assists: 14 • Points: 46 2013 Missouri Athletic Club’s Hermann Trophy 7
  8. 8. THE MAC HERMANN TROPHY GETS ITS KICKS HONORING SOCCER’S BEST College Soccer’s Version of the Heisman Trophy Annually Honors the Top Male and Female Players F or more than a century, the Missouri Past MAC Hermann winners Cindy Parlow, Mia Hamm, Kristine Athletic Club has celebrated outstanding Lilly, Shannon MacMillan and Tisha Venturini formed the nucleus of the U.S. Women’s National team that captured the 1999 World Cup. athletic achievement. During that same time, St. Louis built a reputation as the soccer capital of the United States. In 1986, those two traditions merged with the creation of the Missouri Athletic Club’s Collegiate Soccer Player of the Year. For more than two decades, the Missouri Athletic Club has been able to establish college soccer’s version of the Heisman Trophy. The MAC has honored some of the biggest names in American soccer history. Tony Meola, John Harkes, Claudio Reyna and Alexi Lalas are a few of the past winners to visit the MAC to claim the prestigious crystal soccer ball trophy. In 1991, a women’s award was created. The legendary Mia Hamm, Kristine Lilly and “The MAC Award is Tisha Venturini, who all helped grow the a confidence booster popularity of women’s soccer in the U.S., and has become have won the MAC Award. synonymous with the A new generation of American female No. 1 player in college soccer stars has recently passed through soccer. The award the MAC on their way to success on the continues to grow, and international stage. Hermann Trophy now it’s something that winner Kelley O’Hara (2010) along with every player strives for.” finalists Alex Morgan, Lauren Cheney, Tobin Heath and Heather O’Reilly formed -Tony Meola, 1989 MAC The three finalists for the 2009 MAC Hermann Trophy, Kelley Tobin Lauren Cheney, helped the U.S. win the backbone of the women’s national team Hermann Trophy winner O’Hara, gold atHeath andLondon Olympics. Olympic the 2012 that captured Olympic Gold in London last summer. “The MAC Award is a confidence booster and has become synonymous with the No. 1 player in college soccer,” said Meola. “The award continues to grow, and now it’s something that every player strives for.” For Alexi Lalas, the 1991 winner, the MAC Award was an important boost heading into the start of his professional career. “It made me feel good to leave college with that type of award. My being named the top college player really helped me prepare for my role with the U.S. National Team.” The MAC hosts an annual banquet to honor the winners. In recent years, the format has expanded to include the top three finalists. “The MAC has created the perfect formula for presenting The 1997 MAC Player of the Year winners Cindy Parlow and Johnny Torres with college soccer’s national awards,” said Bruce Arena, the most 1991 winner Alexi Lalas. successful coach in U.S. National Team history. “The MAC does an excellent job bringing in the players, their families and coaches to St. Louis for the national press conference and the prestigious awards program.” The annual awards banquet brings soccer fans coming back. The event is always a sellout, and a key has been the quality of personalities from around the sports world the event has been able to attract. Chris Berman, Dan Dierdorf, Bruce Arena, Brandi Chastain, Bob Ley, Brian McBride, Eric Wynalda and Mia Hamm are just a few of the featured speakers who have The annual press conference announcing the winners has attracted the national spotlight of prominent media outlets including ESPN and Fox Soccer Channel. helped make the awards banquet an event to remember. 8 2013 Missouri Athletic Club’s Hermann Trophy
  9. 9. • Lead Analyst for ESPN Soccer • 2005 MLS MVP Taylor Twellman • Two-time Golden Boot winner • Five-time All-Star • All-Star MVP S occer and professional sports bloodlines run deep for Taylor Twellman. When Taylor was born, his father was playing for the Minnesota Kicks of the North American Soccer League (NASL). His uncles Mike and Steve also played professionally in the NASL. His grandfather Jim Delsing was a Major League Baseball outfielder for five teams from 1948-60. His uncle Jay Delsing is a professional golfer. Taylor played four varsity sports (soccer, football, baseball and basketball) at St. Louis University High School, before settling on soccer as his future athletic path. After scoring 115 goals during a remarkable high school career, Taylor accepted a scholarship to the University of Maryland. He went on to a successful professional career and is now establishing himself as one of soccer’s premier broadcasters. As he returns home as the featured speaker of tonight’s banquet, Taylor Twellman has an appreciation and insight into what the MAC Hermann Trophy represents. “It’s an honor and a privilege to go back to St. Louis to support the MAC Hermann Award nominees,” Twellman said. “Being from St. Louis, I grew up attending these dinners and have watched some of the best players the U.S. has ever produced walk through those doors. It’s been amazing to watch players who have won the MAC Hermann Trophy, and those who have been nominated move on to successful professional careers.” Twellman had several standout performances representing the U.S. in international competition. In 1997, his 14 goals in one year set a National U-17 team record. While competing for the U-20 Team in Nigeria, Twellman won the Golden Boot for most goals in the tournament, becoming the first American to win the award. Twellman feels that college soccer remains critical to the continued improvement of U.S. soccer. “To this day, college soccer plays a vital role in the development of players in this country,” said Twellman. “This was evident at the 2010 World Cup, where the U.S. Men’s National Team had more than 15 players come through the college ranks. Our dominance on the women’s side can also be credited to the high level of coaching and competition in the college game. In 2013, the tradition and quality continues with the exceptional talent in these six finalists for the MAC Hermann Award.” At 19, Twellman decided to bring his game to the professional ranks. He first signed with Munich 1860 in the German Bundesliga. During two seasons, he led scoring for the reserve team. He entered the 2002 MLS SuperDraft where he was selected 2nd overall by the New England Revolution. It did not take Twellman long to establish himself as one of the premier players in MLS. During his rookie season he was runnerup for the league MVP and selected to the Best XI. He became the first MLS scoring champion in Revs history, tallying 52 points on 23 goals and six assists. In 2005, Twellman was voted MLS MVP finishing the regular season with 17 goals. In 2007, he helped the Revolution capture their first title, the U.S. Open Cup. That same season, his spectacular goal on a bicycle kick against the Chicago Fire helped New England earn a spot in the MLS Cup. The following season, Twellman’s career came to a sudden end. “On Aug. 30, 2008, my life changed forever,” Twellman said. “In the prime of my career, I suffered a traumatic brain injury which caused me to retire at the very young age of 28. To me, there is no achievement or accolade I received on the field that can compare to what I believe is my greatest achievement off the field concussion education and awareness. I started ThinkTaylor because brain injuries have a profound impact on your life, and looking back, I could have used some guidance. To help those who suffer and bring concussion awareness will hopefully bring about change in the sports world, and it is something I will work towards for the rest of my life.” Since retiring as a player, Twellman has continued to stay involved in the game he loves. In just a few short years, he has emerged as one of the premier soccer broadcasters. “When thinking about what I would do after my playing career was over, I had absolutely no intention of moving to the TV side of things. When that surprise phone call from ESPN came, and they were willing to give me a shot, it turned out to be some of the most fun of my life. Broadcasting is something that challenges me each and every day, which is something that I crave. I treat TV like I did playing soccer. Having a strong work ethic, being honest, and most importantly, having an opinion.” 2013 Missouri Athletic Club’s Hermann Trophy 9
  10. 10. Harrison Shipp, NOTRE DAME • Senior, Forward • Lake Forest, Ill T eam captain Harrison where he amassed 70 points on 23 Shipp guided Notre Dame to its first national title in goals and 24 assists men’s soccer. The senior forward in 84 career games. posted team-high totals in goals He entered Notre (12), assists (10) and points (34). Dame ranked as the No. 19 All three offensive categories Shipp Guides recruit in the were also career-best totals Fighting for the first team NSCAA U.S. by Top Irish to First Drawer Soccer. All-American and ACC He was selected Offensive Player of the Year. National Shipp tallied three goals and two assists in Championship to the Big East All-Rookie team Notre Dame’s five-game NCAA Tournament run. as a freshman. He was He assisted on the game-winning goal in the national title second on the team in match, a 2-1 victory over Maryland. Throughout the season, scoring his sophomore Shipp delivered in the clutch. He netted five game-winning season, and in his junior goals and delivered two goals in a victory over Wisconsin in season, he was named the second round of the NCAA Tournament. He posted two a Big East Academic career-best seven-game point streaks during the season. All-Star. Shipp will now In the classroom, Shipp has also excelled throughout his turn his attention to his collegiate career. He carries a cumulative 3.8 GPA and has professional career. He is been named to the dean’s list on multiple occasions. He was a product of the Chicago named the Capital One Academic All-American for men’s soccer and earned NSCAA scholar-athlete honors. Fire academy in Major He never missed a match during his Fighting Irish career League Soccer. Leo Stolz, UCLA • Junior, Midfielder • Munich, Germany J unior midfielder his final 14 matches and Leo Stolz led the was named to the College Pac-12 with 30 points Soccer News Team of the (11 g, 8 a), 1.50 points Week four times in 2013. per game and goals On Nov. 3, he scored the (11). He finished game-winning goal Midfielder tied for the team against No. 1 ranked Delivers in lead with eight California, earning Pacthe Clutch assists, ranked 12 Player of the Week 13th nationally in honors. On Nov. 16, for Bruins points and 20th he finished the regular in goals. The season with a two-goal native of Munich, Germany, performance against San Diego State. In the NCAA Second was named the Pac-12 Player Round against Elon on Nov. 24, he dished out three assists, of the Year and earned first which were the most by a UCLA player in a postseason team NSCAA All-American game since Cliff McKinley in 2002. honors. Stolz began his collegiate career at George Mason before Stolz is UCLA’s first MAC transferring to UCLA for his sophomore season. During his Hermann Trophy finalist first season for the Bruins, he finished second in the Pac-12 since Sasha Victorine won in assists and earned first-team All-Conference honors. He the crystal soccer ball trophy did not have a goal his sophomore season in 2012 as he in 1999. He delivered for was used primarily as a defensive midfielder. Prior to this the Bruins throughout the past season, coach Jorge Salcedo called on Stolz to play in season, but especially during more of attaching position. He quickly flourished in his new their run to the NCAA role, as Stolz proved to be equally adept at scoring goals as Tournament. Stolz recorded setting up goals. at least one point in 10 of 10 2013 Missouri Athletic Club’s Hermann Trophy
  11. 11. Patrick The Maryland Scoring Star Does it Again Mullins T he Hermann Trophy was established in 1967. Two of the early winners won the award in back-to-back seasons, Saint Louis University’s Al Trost (1969 & 1970) and Mike Seerey (1971 & 1972). It would not happen again until 21 years later when University of Virginia star Claudia Reyna won consecutive player of the year honors (1992 & 1993). Twenty years since Reyna did it, another ACC star has accomplished the rare feat of winning back-toback Hermann Trophies. University of Maryland’s Patrick Mullins is the type of special player to accomplish something that seems to happen every couple of decades. The scoring machine from New Orleans will have to make room on his shelf for his second crystal soccer ball trophy. The 2013 season looked a lot like the 2012 season, when Mullins earned his first MAC Hermann Trophy. For the second year in a row, he was named the Most Valuable Player of the ACC Championship and led Maryland to a College Cup appearance. The senior forward led the nation in goals (19) and points (46). Mullins delivered clutch goals throughout the season. He scored two goals in a 3-1 victory over No. 4 ranked Clemson and two more goals against conference rival Wake Forest. In the postseason, Mullins continued to lead the charge for Maryland. He scored a goal each in NCAA Tournament victories over Providence and UC Irvine. Mullins netted spectacular goals in the 11th and 76th minute in the College Cup semifinals to lead Maryland to a 2-1 victory over Virginia and a berth in the NCAA championship game. Mullins scored another goal in the championship game, but the Terrapins fell to Notre Dame 2-1. Mullins finishes his remarkable collegiate career ranked second on the Maryland all-time goals list with 47. His 119 career points also rank second in Maryland history. During his career, the Terrapins were 32-2-5 in matches Mullins scored a goal. Mullins will now take his high scoring game to Major League Soccer, where he is projected to be one of the top picks in the SuperDraft on Jan. 16. Mullins by the Numbers 2012 2013 Career G 7 19 47 A 10 8 25 Pts 44 46 119 Nation’s Leading Scorer Wins Second Straight MAC Hermann Trophy 2013 Missouri Athletic Club’s Hermann Trophy 11
  12. 12. The University of Notre Dame Congratulates HARRISON SHIPP • NSCAA All-American • ACC Offensive Player of the Year • Team captain • Assisted on game-winner in national title game • Academic All-American 12 2013 Missouri Athletic Club’s Hermann Trophy
  13. 13. s Congratulations to the 2013 Missouri State High School Soccer Champs! Boys Class 3 – Rockhurst Girls Class 3 – Eureka Class 2 – St. Dominic Class 2 – St. Dominic Class 1 – John Burroughs Class 1 - Duchesne 2013 Missouri Athletic Club’s Hermann Trophy 13
  14. 14. HISTORY OF THE MISSOURI ATHLETIC CLUB T hroughout the last 110 years, the Missouri Athletic Club has built a tradition of excellence unmatched by any city club in the United States. For the MAC’s prestigious membership, which reads like a “who’s who in Missouri,” the Club has become a way of life, offering the finest in athletic facilities, plus gourmet dining and elegant guest accommodations. When the Club first opened in September 1903, just months before the St. Louis World’s Fair of 1904, the athletic tradition of the MAC was quickly established. Club members officiated the Olympic games held in conjunction with the World’s Fair, and a full team of athletes representing the MAC also competed in the Games. Other events helped shape the early athletic involvement of the MAC, including monthly amateur boxing matches at the Club and the debut of water polo in St. Louis. Club athletes and teams excelled in local and national Amateur Athletic Union competitions. The MAC’s proud history of celebrating athletic excellence was enhanced in 1970 when MAC member Jack Buck created the Sports Personality of the Year Banquet to honor the top local sports figure. Bob Gibson, Lou Brock, Joe Torre, Jackie Joyner Kersee, Brett Hull, Tony LaRussa, Ozzie Smith, Marshall Faulk, Kurt Warner and Albert Pujols are among the sports legends who have come to the MAC to receive the prestigious award. In 1986, the Club took another major step in enhancing its athletic reputation by creating the MAC Collegiate Soccer Player of the Year Award. The MAC celebrates a proud past, but always has an eye on the future. In 1995, the MAC purchased the former Town 14 2013 Missouri Athletic Club’s Hermann Trophy and Country Racquet Club in suburban West St. Louis county, becoming one of the first private clubs in the country to offer its members two locations. The MAC also developed reciprocal arrangements with some of the finest private golf clubs in St. Louis and around the country. The Missouri Athletic Club is recognized as a Platinum Club of America, a distinction which puts the MAC in the top 3% of private clubs in America. In May of 2007, the MAC was again recognized for its prestige and history when the Downtown Clubhouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places. Today, the MAC remains the premier athletic, social and dining club in St. Louis. The MAC way of life is a proud one. As Club members Lance Berkman, 2011 Sports continue that heritage, they ensure the Personality of the Year. MAC remains a vital institution well into the future. The MAC Olympic Track Team in 1904.
  15. 15. MAC HERMANN TROPHY SPONSORS Lewis, Rice & Fingersh is proud to sponsor the 2013 MAC Hermann Awards. Congratulations to all of the finalists 2013 Missouri Athletic Club’s Hermann Trophy 15
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