Cornell's Haber Earns National Award
Courtesy of Cornell Athletic Communications
ITHACA, N.Y. -- Former Cornell men's soccer player Daniel Haber has been selected to receive an award from the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame & Museum Committee, the group announced on Friday. Haber will receive the 2013 Marty Glickman Outstanding Male Jewish Scholar Athlete of the Year award at a ceremony in Commack, N.Y. in April.
Haber -- who was named the Big Red's first Ivy League Player of the Year in men's soccer ever -- also earned a spot on the Ivy League First Team and was a First Team All-America. He led the country in goals per game (1.06) and points per game (2.53) as he helped the Big Red to its first NCAA Tournament berth since 1996 and its first Ivy League title since 1995.
After finishing his junior season, Haber signed a professional contract with Maccabi Haifa FC, a first-tier club in Israel.
"I have been fortunate to have had the opportunity to study and play at Cornell University," Haber told thte National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame & Museum Committee. "This year marked milestones for my team, and gave us the opportunity to excel in ways we never imagined. I feel lucky to have been part of these accomplishments and of the recognition the Marty Glickman Award afforded me."
Haber will also be inducted into the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame during the April 21 ceremony along with Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman, Cornell All-America lacrosse player Bruce Cohen, Penn Director of Athletics and former basketball star Steve Bilsky, Olympic swimmer Garrett Weber-Gale and NBA photographer Andrew D. Bernstein.