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Marie Häggström – President’s Award 2017 Recipient!

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Updated: December 15, 2017
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At the most recent World Floorball Championships in Bratislava this December Marie Häggström was selected as the first female recipient of the President’s Award which will give her the chance to be part of the US Nationals or the Golden Gate Cup in 2018.

She was chosen as the team MVP by the WFC2017 staff. “Not only is Marie an unbelievable Floorball player, she is also a warm-hearted patient teamplayer, leader and educator – a true role model for everybody. She only knows 100% for the team and her own performance and finished 4th in the overall scoring list of the WFC with twelve goals and 9 assists, which is incredibly impressive. These and some other factors made our decision easy…” explains Tiffany Gerber, General Manager of the Women’s team.

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Marie Häggström, based in Umea, Sweden, is the official IFF GoGirls! Ambassador for US Women’s Floorball. She has played in both Finland’s and Sweden’s highest league and has represented the US in 4 WFCQ and 3 WFCs.

“I am very surprised and honored to receive this award. I am excited and looking forward to attend one of the big US Foorball events next year. My goal is to help teach and develop the sport in the US – but especially I want to bring more excitement and respect for Women’s Floorball in general” says Marie Häggström.

It has yet to be decided which event she will attend.


The President’s Award is given to the MVP during each World Floorball Championship. Selected by Team USA coaches, this award is given to recognize and reward a specific player who has not only displayed great results on the court, but who has exuded excellent sportsmanship and an enthusiastic attitude towards working as a team. As Michael Jordan once said “talent might win games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.” With this prize, we honor the player who has shown during the WFC that she is not just an MVP on the court, but also in the locker room.

The Player selected for the award will be rewarded with free travel, lodging and participation to the US Nationals or the Golden Gate Cup the following year. At this event, the player will also receive the honorary Team USA medal as MVP for the past WFC. This award is only given if approved by the USA Floorball board following the WFC.

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