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Dunn Named Hermann Trophy Finalist

Dunn Named Hermann Trophy Finalist

SAINT LOUIS, MO. — North Carolina junior midfielder Crystal Dunn, who was a key player in the Tar Heels’ run to the 2012 NCAA championship is one of three women named as finalists for the Missouri Athletic Club’s (MAC) Hermann Trophy.

Women’s finalists are North Carolina junior midfielder Crystal Dunn (Rockville Centre, N.Y.), Virginia senior forward Caroline Miller (Rockville, Md.) and Penn State senior midfielder Christine Nairn (Arnold, Md.).

Men’s finalists are Notre Dame senior forward Ryan Finley (Lumberton, N.J.), Creighton senior midfielder Jose Gomez (Santa Ana, Calif.) and Maryland junior forward Patrick Mullins (New Orleans).

The MAC Hermann Trophy is the highest individual award in intercollegiate soccer. A banquet will be hosted at the Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis on Friday, Jan. 11, to recognize the finalists' accomplishments and announce the winners.

Read Crystal Dunn’s abbreviated bio below:

Crystal Dunn, North Carolina
Junior Midfielder

Rockville Centre, N.Y.

Dunn is a member of the NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer Championship team…Hermann Trophy finalist … wtarted in all 17 games in which she appeared, garnering 15 points on five goals and five assists … also awarded 2012 ACC Defensive Player of the Year, an award she also won as a freshman in 2010 … only two-time winner of the award in league history … First-Team All-ACC selection for third straight year … Named NSCAA/Continental Tire First Team All-American and Top Drawer Soccer.com first-team All-America … Gold medalist for 2012 U.S. U-20 Team at World Cup, where she played every minute on defense in all six games … Assisted on U.S. game-winning goal in final versus Germany … Returned to UNC and started at center back the last 11 games of the regular season … Moved to attacking center midfielder for NCAA Tournament and scored five goals, including both goals in 2-1 NCAA quarterfinal win over BYU…assisted on Kealia Ohai’s game-winning goal in overtime in the NCAA semifinals against Stanford…scored the tying goal in the waning minutes in NCAA third round win over Baylor which went to penalty kicks.

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