Sunday, November 30, 2008
La Maga Wins FIH Player of the Year Award
The Queen of the Albiceleste, Luciana “La Maga” AYMAR was crowned as the FIH Women’s Player of the Year of 2008. The award was presented to her during a special occasion of the FIH Congress Dinner at Universal Studios in the Californian city.
She was presented the award by FIH President Els van Breda VRIESMAN during the special ‘Emmy Awards’ type of show. All players who participated at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing last August were able to vote for their favourite.
The 31 year old bronze medalist of the Beijing Olympics was excited with being the best player in the world again. After all she is the only player in FIH history to win the Player of the Year award for the record of five times. She has won it previously in 2001, 2004, 2005 and 2007.
I would say this is a great reward for her contribution to the game despite not being able to win the coveted gold medal in Beijing. Nevertheless no one can deny that is already a living legend in Albiceleste folklore for steering the Las Leonas to the 2002 World Cup triumph.
AYMAR, alongside Alejandra GULLA and Carla REBECCHI were also named in the Women’s World Hockey All Star 2008.
On behalf of Mundo Albiceleste, we would like to congratulate her for winning this award. Vamos Vamos La Maga!!!