Sept. 26, 2007
DeVuono, Parker Garner PL Awards
DeVuono's Hat Trick Leads Navy Past FGCUANNAPOLIS, Md. --
Senior Doug DeVuono
has been named the Division I ECAC Men's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week for his role in two Navy wins last week. Earlier in the week, DeVuono earned Patriot League Player of the Week accolades, the first weekly honor he had won. It marked the first time a Navy player had won the Patriot League Player of the Week since Oct. 6, 2003 (Doug Kurz
DeVuono, a 5-9, 170-pound senior forward from Racine, Wis., broke out in a big way in a 4-0 win over Florida Gulf Coast University on Friday night. Playing in a driving rainstorm, DeVuono pounded home three goals propeling Navy to the victory. His first goal, the game-winner in just the third minute of the contest, gave Navy a 1-0 lead and set the tone for the rest of the game. He closed out his hat trick with netters in the 72nd and 80th minutes. The hat trick came six years to the day since Navy's last hat trick, a three-goal performance by Craig Ruhs against Fordham on Sept. 21, 2001. DeVuono entered the game with no career goals, but is now tied for the team lead with six points and three goals.
Navy will open its Patriot League campaign on Saturday night at the Glenn Warner Soccer Facility against 2006 NCAA second-round participant Bucknell. The contest is slated for 7:00 pm and fans that attend Saturday's football game with Air Force can get into the soccer game free by presenting the ticket stub from that afternoon's football game. For ticket information, please call 1-800-US4-NAVY.
# GO NAVY #