Mami Yamaguchi became the most decorated player in Florida State soccer history in 2007 as the winner of the M.A.C. Hermann Trophy presented to the top female player in NCAA Division I soccer, and the school’s first consensus first team All-American.
Yamaguchi claimed the top individual honor after leading the country in points (66) while finishing second in goals (24) and assists (18). She concluded the season as the only student-athlete in the nation to rank in the top 10 in three major offensive categories including points per game, goals per game and assists per game.
In the 2007 NCAA Tournament, she paced the Seminoles with three goals and eight assists as her assist total set the all-time postseason school mark. The junior forward played a vital role in leading the Seminoles to their first appearance in the national championship game that same year. Yamaguchi began the 2007 season by setting the school record with at least one goal scored in seven consecutive contests. She finished the season registering a point in 22 of 26 games for the Seminoles. By year’s end, Yamaguchi held the FSU single-season records for points, goals and assists. She also set the school record for points in ACC play with 15. During the 27-game schedule in 2007, she tallied three hat tricks to become the first Seminole to register three, three-goal games in a career.
The Tokyo, Japan native, was also recognized as the NSCAA, Soccer Buzz and Soccer America Player of the Year and the ACC Offensive Player of the Year.