Argentina superstar Luciana Aymar has been named in the shortlist for the Women’s Sports Foundation Team Sportswoman of the Year Award, and your vote could help her claim the prize.
Here is what the Foundation said about Luciana in their nomination profile of the iconic attacker.
“Luciana Aymar is considered by many to be the greatest female field hockey player of her generation. The midfielder and team captain for Team Argentina, who also is known as 'La Maga’ (The Magician), led her team to gold at the 2010 Women's Hockey World Cup and was named World Cup Player of the Tournament in September. In November, Aymar was awarded the 2010 International Hockey Federation (FIH) World Player of the Year honors for the seventh time. Argentina won the silver medal at the 2011 Women's Hockey Champions Trophy in Amsterdam in July, falling to the Netherlands on penalties. Team Argentina is ranked No. 1 in the current FIH World Ranking.”
Luciana faces stiff competition for the title, with Annika Dries (Water Polo - USA), Meghan Duggan (Ice Hockey – USA), Juliana Felisberta & Larissa Franca (Beach Volleyball – Brazil), Sandra Kiriasis (Bobsled – Germany), Maya Moore (Basketball – USA), Anette Norburg (Curling – Sweden), Shannon Smith (Lacrosse – USA), Stacy Sykora (Volleyball – USA) and Abby Wambach (Football – USA) all being nominated in her category.
If you would like to register your vote, here is what you need to do.
1. Click on the following link: http://www.facebook.com/WomensSportsFoundation (External site – Facebook)
2. Become a fan of the Women’s Sports Foundation by liking our page.
3. Browse the photo album for Team Sport Athlete finalists.
4. To cast your vote, simply like the photo of an athlete in the album. Fans are permitted only one vote per album.
Every year, the Women’s Sports Foundation recognizes both individual and team sport athletes whose performances over a 12-month period have been exceptional. Past winners of the awards include tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams, gymnast Nastia Liukin, and athletics great Jackie Joyner-Kersee. The deadline for voting is 5th September 2011.
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