2007 MAC Hermann Trophy Winner
College: Florida State University
Hometown: Tokyo, Japan
Yamaguchi is the first Florida State player to claim the top individual honor in women’s soccer. She led the country in points (66), while finishing second in goals (24) and assists (18). Yamaguchi was recognized as the ACC Offensive Player of the Year and earned NSCAA first-team All-America honor.
Yamaguchi led the Seminoles to the national championship game for the first time in school history. In the 2007 NCAA Tournament, she paced the Seminoles with three goals and eight assists. Her eight assists rank as both a single-season and an all-time postseason school record. Yamaguchi owns an assortment of other FSU scoring records. She ranks first all-time in career assists with 30 and sits second in points (94) and goals (32). She began the season registering a point in her first 10 games, while setting the school record by scoring at least one goal in seven consecutive games.
The first runner-up was UCLA sophomore forward Lauren Cheney (Indianapolis, Ind.) and Texas A&M senior forward Ashlee Pistorius (Bloomington, Ill.) was the second runner-up.