December 3, 1998
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Notre Dame sophomore All-American womens soccer midfielder Anne Makinen has been named one of five finalists for the Hermann Trophy, college soccers equivalent to the Heisman Trophy. Makinen is the only sophomore among the finalists, which also include Santa Clara junior forward Mandy Clemens, Florida senior forward Danielle Fotopolous, North Carolina senior forward Cindy Parlow and Harvard senior forward Emily Stauffer.
The Hermann Trophy honors outstanding male and female collegiate soccer players in the United States. Balloting by head coaches and selected media across the country closed Nov. 30, and the 1998 Hermann Trophy winners will be announced during the NCAA mens soccer championship weekend in Richmond, Va., on Sat., Dec. 12.
Makinen was named the BIG EAST championship most outstanding player for the second consecutive year after scoring the game-winning goal in Notre Dame’s 1-0 at third-ranked Connecticut in the championship game. Also a first team all-BIG EAST selection, Makinen finished the season with 15 goals and 17 assists for 47 points. She has scored 38 goals and recorded 29 assists for 105 points in her two years at Notre Dame.