CANTON, Ohio - Holy Cross incoming freshman linebacker David Herman (Cincinnati, Ohio) won a gold medal as a member of Team USA at the 2009 International Federation of American Football Junior World Championship. Herman helped the United States to a perfect 3-0 record in the tournament, which took place from June 27-July 5 at Fawcett Stadium in Canton, Ohio. Over the course of the three games, Herman totaled four solo tackles. He was part of a defense which allowed just three total points and 91 total yards during the tournament.
Team USA opened the world championship with a 78-0 victory over France on June 27, then defeated Mexico 55-0 on July 1 in the semifinals. In the gold medal game on July 5, the Americans defeated Canada 41-3. Herman recorded three solo tackles against Canada in the gold medal game.
This year's tournament was the first-ever world championship on the international junior level in the sport of football.
Herman is a 2009 graduate of St. Xavier High School. He helped lead St. Xavier to an Ohio Division I state championship in 2007 and earned All-Greater Catholic League honors as a senior. Herman also won letters in wrestling and volleyball at St. Xavier.