Soccer Adds Hanks To Coaching Staff

Action Photos By Matt Cashore

Action Photos By Matt Cashore

Aug. 6, 2010

FORT WORTH, Texas - TCU head coach Dan Abdalla announced the addition of two-time M.A.C. Hermann Trophy winner Kerri Hanks to the TCU women's soccer coaching staff on Friday.

"Kerri is a great addition to our coaching staff," said Abdalla. "She arguably had one of the greatest individual college careers in our sport. With her experience, she should only make our coaching staff and team better."

Hanks was a four-time All-America honoree at the University of Notre Dame. She is just one of 23 players ever in Division I women's soccer history to earn All-America accolades all four season's and the youngest recipient by class year of the Hermann Trophy, which is presented to the top female and male soccer player in NCAA Division I soccer.

The Allen, Texas, native, who is the only Division I women's soccer player ever to amass at least 73 goals and 73 assists in a career, finished her four years with 84 goals and 73 assists. Overall, she holds 67 records in the Notre Dame, BIG EAST Conference or NCAA record books, while also ranking in the top 25 on 10 NCAA single-season or career lists. Hanks, who ranks 13th all-time in the NCAA in career goals and is tied for second all-time in career assists, owns the fifth-longest goal scoring streak in NCAA history. She also recorded the most assists in NCAA Championship play with 20 and is only the third player in NCAA history to reach the 50 goals, 50 assists, milestone as a junior.

During her senior season, Hanks became only the fourth woman ever to earn the M.A.C. Hermann Trophy twice, joining the likes of Mia Hamm, Cindy Parlow and Christine Sinclair. She is also the first two-time national player of the year honoree in any sport in the 123-year history of Notre Dame athletics. Hanks was a two-time finalist for the "Best Female College Athlete" at the ESPN-sponsored ESPY Awards. She finished her final season in South Bend, Ind., ranked fifth in the nation in goals (20), tied for third in assists (15) and tied for second in points (55). Hanks, who closed her career earning the prestigious Lowe's Senior CLASS Award, helped the Fighting Irish advance to the NCAA College Cup three times, including the National Championship match during both the 2006 and 2008 seasons.

Following her career at Notre Dame, Hanks, who played on the United States Under-23 National Team that won the prestigious 2008 Nordic Cup, was drafted sixth overall by the St. Louis Athletica in the inaugural Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) Draft. In 2009, Hanks led New Jersey Sky Blue FC to its first Women's Professional Soccer Championship.



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