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Colby, Marvin up for national soccer award

Award honors inspirational soccer stories

Elizabethtown-Lewis goalkeeper Brock Marvin fires off a goal kick against AuSable Valley Sept. 1. The game was Marvin’s first since heart transplant surgery.

Elizabethtown-Lewis goalkeeper Brock Marvin fires off a goal kick against AuSable Valley Sept. 1. The game was Marvin’s first since heart transplant surgery. Photo by Keith Lobdell.

— Marvin received media attention and accolades concerning his return to the realm of high school athletics, and is currently in the process of figuring out where to continue his education and soccer career in college.

Marvin’s nomination story was posted by his brother, Connor, who is currently at the Boston Children’s Hospital awaiting a heart transplant of his own.

Finalists for the Inspireum Soccer Awards will be announced on Dec. 13. The 12 finalist will compete for the grand prize along with three runners-up awards and two fan favorite awards, which will be announced Jan. 3.

The committee that will decide the winner from the 12 finalists includes U.S. Men’s soccer coach and former German National Team standout Jurgen Klinsmann, along with soccer announcer Andres Cantor, former national team coach Steve Sampson and 1994 U.S. Women’s National Team member April Heinrichs.

For more information on both candidates and to view the nomination stories and other posts about the two, visit the Inspireum website, www.inspireumsoccerawards.com, and click on the semifinalists link. The nominees are listed alphabetically.

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