Aug. 03, 2015, 11:08 a.m. (ET)

Each month, the United States Olympic Committee celebrates the outstanding achievements of Team USA athletes through the Team USA Awards presented by Dow. The USOC announced the five nominees in the female and male categories, and three nominees in the team category. Check out the list below to vote for your favorite performances from the month of July.

To cast your vote for the Best of July honors for Team USA Awards presented by Dow, visit Voting ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Aug. 5.


Carli Lloyd (soccer)

Named MVP of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, scoring three goals in 16 minutes to lead Team USA to a 5-2 win over Japan for the title. She is the first female to score a hat trick in a World Cup final. Click here to vote for Lloyd.

Becca Meyers (Paralympic swimming)
Set three world records while capturing two gold medals and one silver at the IPC Swimming World Championships, helping Team USA finish third in the medal count. Click here to vote for Meyers.

Kim Rhode (shooting)

Was the only athlete to set or tie a world record at the Pan American Games, hitting 74/75 targets en route to claiming her second straight Pan Am gold medal in women's skeet shooting. Click here to vote for Rhode.

Serena Williams (tennis)
Won her 21st Grand Slam singles title at Wimbledon, becoming the second women ever to win four or more consecutive Grand Slam titles and the oldest to win a Grand Slam in the Open Era. Click here to vote for Williams.

Laura Zeng (rhythmic gymnastics)
Claimed five gold medals to become the winningest athlete of the Pan American Games and only the second woman in Pan Ams history to sweep the individual rhythmic gymnastics titles. Click here to vote for Zeng.


Brad Balsley (shooting)
Earned a Pan Am Games gold medal and an Olympic quota spot in men's rapid fire pistol, advancing to the final round with a Pan Am finals record of 32 hits. Click here to vote for Balsley.

Casey Eichfeld (canoe/kayak)
Led a U.S. sweep of the men's canoe slalom gold medals with wins in the C1 and C2 categories at the Pan American Games, earning an Olympic quota for his singles victory. Click here to vote for Eichfeld.

Alex Massialas (fencing)
Won two Pan Am gold medals in individual and team competition five days after winning silver at the Senior World Championships -- the best individual result in U.S. men's foil history. Click here to vote for Massialas.

Sam Mikulak  (gymnastics)
Won four medals at the Pan American Games, highlighted by gold medals in the team and individual all-around competitions, becoming the first American to win the men's all-around title since 1987. Click here to vote for Mikulak.

Antonio Vargas (boxing)
Won the men's flyweight gold medal at the Pan American Games by unanimous decision and became the first American to win a men's boxing Pan Am title since 2007. Click here to vote for Vargas.


Pan American Women's Team (baseball)
Finished with a perfect 5-0 record to claim the first women's baseball gold medal in Pan American Games history, defeating Canada, 11-3, in the title game and winning its first gold since 2006. Click here to vote for the Pan Am Women's Team.

Women's World Cup Team (soccer)
Defeated Japan, 5-2, to win the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup and regain the No. 1 world ranking, while setting records for the quickest goal and most goals scored in a world cup final. Click here to vote for the Women's World Cup Team.

Women's National Team (volleyball)
Won its 6th FIVB World Grand Prix, going undefeated vs. five, top-seven ranked teams and becoming the first nation to win both the World Grand Prix and World Championship in the same year. Click here to vote for the Women's National Team.

In addition to Dow, the presenting sponsor, the Team USA Awards are supported by DICK’S Sporting Goods, Kellogg’s, Samsung and USG.