2004 and 2005 MAC Hermann Trophy Winner
College: University of Portland
Hometown: Burnaby, British Columbia
Sinclair is the winner of college soccer’s top prize for the second consecutive year, joining Mia Hamm (1992 and `93) and Cindy Parlow (1997 and `98) as the only women to be back-to-back winners of the MAC Hermann Trophy. She scored 39 goals in 2005, breaking the single-season record of 37 set in 1987 by SMU’s Lisa Cole. Sinclair led the Pilots to an undefeated season and the national championship, Portland’s second in four years, and was named West Coast Conference Player of the Year for the third time in her career.
Sinclair finished her career as Portland’s and the WCC’s all-time leader in goals. Her 110 career goals rank second in NCAA Division I history, and her 25 postseason goals is an NCAA record. The high-scoring Sinclair also made her mark in the classroom. Her 3.75 grade point average earned her the NSCAA award and the CoSIDA Academic All-American of the Year. Sinclair already is established as one of Canada’s greatest soccer players ever. A member of the Canadian national team since 2000, she is the second highest goal-scorer in Canadian history. Sinclair played in all six games and tallied three goals at the 2003 Women’s World Cup, helping Canada to a surprise fourth-place finish.
The other two finalists for the women’s award were Notre Dame senior forward Katie Thorlakson (Langley, B.C.) and Penn State senior forward Tiffany Weimer (North Haven, Conn.).
Sinclair scored 22 goals, 11 assists and 10 game-winners during the 2004 season en route to winning college soccer’s top prize. She finished fourth nationally in total points and tied for third in goals. Sinclair was named West Coast Conference Player of the Year for the second time in her career and led the Pilots to the quarterfinals of the 2004 NCAA Tournament.
A member of the Canadian national team since 2000, she is the second highest goal-scorer in Canadian history. Sinclair played in all six games and tallied three goals at the 2003 Women’s World Cup, helping Canada to a surprise fourth-place finish.
In just three seasons at Portland, Sinclair already ranked among Portland’s career leaders in game-winners (1st), points (3rd), goals (3rd), shots (3rd) and assists (12th). In 2002, Sinclair scored both goals in the College Cup finals against Santa Clara in leading Portland to the national championship.
A life science major with a 3.68 cumulative grade-point average, she is the only Portland player in history to garner two CoSIDA Academic All-American selections. Sinclair becomes the 2nd women’s player from the University of Portland to earn college soccer’s top honor. Shannon MacMillan won the M.A.C. and the Hermann awards in 1995.
The other two women's finalists for the 2004 Hermann Trophy were University of North Carolina sophomore forward Heather O’Reilly (East Brunswick, N.J.) and Penn State junior forward Tiffany Weimer (North Haven, Conn.).