2011 MAC Hermann Trophy Winner
College: Stanford University
Hometown: Palo Alto, CA
Noyola is the third different Stanford player to win the award in as many years, following Christen Press (2010) and Kelley O’Hara (2009). She scored the game-winning goal with a header in the 53rd minute of the 2011 College Cup final against Florida State to capture Stanford’s first national championship. She was named the Offensive MVP of the Final Four. In 2011, she scored nine goals, including five game-winners, and added 15 assists. Noyola has also excelled in the classroom, where she earned Pac-12 and NSCAA Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors.
During Noyola’s four-year career, the Cardinal went 95-4-4, including 53-0-1 at home, and reached four consecutive College Cups. She totaled 31 goals and 40 assists (102 points) in her career. Noyola was named NSCAA All-America three times (2008, 2010, 2011), the most for any Stanford player since Julie Foudy received four such honors from 1989-92. An NSCAA Youth and High School All-America while playing at Palo Alto High School, she becomes the first player to earn every NSCAA individual player honor at each level (Youth Player of the Year in 2006, High School Player of the Year and Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2007 and the Hermann Trophy and College Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2011). Noyola played for Mexico in the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Germany.
The first runner-up was Stanford senior forward Lindsay Taylor (Los Altos, Calif.), followed by Penn State sophomore forward Maya Hayes (West Orange, N.J.).