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Brock Marvin a finalist for Inspireum Awards

ELCS keeper's story one of 12 chosen by fan voting

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.

— “He went online and wrote this, and it just took off from there,” Brock said.

Connor is currently a patient at the Boston Children’s Hospital, where he is awaiting the same transplant surgery as Brock went through one year ago.

Brock is now one of 12 players who will be looked at in the finals by a soccer all-star panel that includes a former men’s national team coach, a broadcasting icon and a women’s hall of famer, along with current men’s national coach and German National Team standout Jurgen Klinsmann.

“I hope he would take me into consideration,” Brock said about having his story read by the national team’s skip. “I’m glad that he will be glancing at my name, hopefully more than once.”

The finalists are up for a total of $25,000 in scholarship awards, with each receiving $1,000. The winner will receive a $7,500 scholarship, with three runners-up receiving $2,500; along with $1,500 for a male and female that earn the most online votes.

The winners will be announced Tuesday, Jan. 2. with a banquet to be held in Kansas City, Mo. on Jan. 14 at the NSCAA Convention.

“It would be pretty cool to be a part of that,” Brock said.

For more on the Inspireum Soccer Awards and its parent company, The Trusted Sports Foundation, visit the website www.inspireumsoccerawards.com.

To vote for Brock, go to www.inspireumsoccerawards.com/soccer/nominee/1169/Brock-Marvin.aspx.

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