USC Adds Trojan Great Marihelen Tomer As Director Of Operations
Aug 27, 2013
A legendary Trojan, Marihelen Tomer scored the game-winning goal to claim the 2007 NCAA Championship for the Women of Troy as USC became the first Pac-12 team to win a women's soccer national title. Now, the Trojan standout has rejoined the USC women's soccer world in a whole new role, named the program's Director of Operations.
"It is a privilege to have Mari working with our program," USC head coach Ali Khosroshahin said of Tomer. "She is a tremendous role model of what it means to be a champion in life."
A 2007 NCAA All-Tournament Team honoree, Tomer graduated from USC in 2009 with degrees in sociology and psychology. After redshirting her first season at Troy due to a knee injury, Tomer came back strong and finished her USC career not only as a national champion, but also at No. 4 all-time in game-winning goals (9) and No. 11 in scoring (14 goals).
Following graduation, the Diamond Bar native participated in the World Race, where she spent 11 months doing volunteer work in 11 different countries around the world. She has remained devoted to service, and recently started her own nonprofit organization, Luv Way Ministries. As founder of the Luv Way, Tomer is working to save the lives of children in Kenya. The mission of Luv Way is to build and run a children's home, where Tomer hopes to save the lives of Kenyan children. Luv Way is holding fund-raising events that range from the soccer-inspired Kickin' It For Kenya tournaments, to Komedy for Kenya shows and an upcoming concert. For more information, visitluvway.org