Navy Trio Earn All-League Honors; Vogel Named Rookie of the Year
Nov. 6, 2012
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Navy men's soccer players Derek Vogel and Nick Dubee were both named second-team all-Patriot League while Vogel was honored as the league's Rookie of the Year in voting done by Patriot League coaches, the league office announced on Tuesday.
It marks the first time since 2006 that the Navy men's soccer program had two all-league recognitions.
In addition, senior Eric Wootten (Woodbridge, Va.) was named to the Patriot League All-Academic Team.
Vogel, a 6-3, 200-pound freshman from Long Beach, Calif., recently capped off his fresham campaign by being named Patriot League / BRINE Rookie of the Week for the fourth time on Monday. The four Rookie of the Week citations are the most for an individual in Patriot League history.
After playing all season as a center back, Vogel was moved up to forward in the second half of last Wednesday's contest with Howard and responded by scoring his third and fourth goals of the year and dishing out an assist in the 3-1 victory, all coming in the second half. Vogel's two goals were the most for a Navy freshman in a game since 1993 and he became the fifth freshman ever to net two goals in a contest. In addition, his five points were the most for a Navy freshman in a match since 1978 and the second most by a freshman in school history.
On Saturday, he would add an assist on Navy's first goal during the loss to Colgate and recorded a team-best five shots against the Raiders.
He ranked second among Patriot League freshmen in scoring, behind teammate Thomas Shiiba (Swarthmore, Pa.), tallying 10 points on four goals and two assists.
Vogel becomes just Navy's second Patriot League Rookie of the Year honoree and the first since Michael Paisant won the honor in 1997. He was one of two freshmen (Bucknell's Chris Thorsheim) named to the all-Patriot League team.
Dubee, a 6-0, 194-pound junior from Carolina, R.I., had a strong year after being moved from forward to a defenseman position in the spring and he responded by being one of Navy's most-consistent defenders. A speedster on the wing, Dubee appeared in all 17 games, tallying seven points on three goals and one assist. He helped lead a Navy defense that ranked fourth in the Patriot League in goals against average with a 1.44 mark.
Wootten, who earlier this week was named to the Capital One First Team Academic All-District Team, was voted by the league sports information directors to the 11-man all-academic team. Wootten appeared in all 17 games with seven starts. As a defensive midfielder, Wootten recorded eight shots on the season while helping the Navy defense record the fourth-best scoring defense mark in the Patriot League, despite playing an up-tempo style and against one of the toughest schedules in school history.
In the classroom, Wootten has been named to a trio of Patriot League Academic Honor Rolls and was a CoSIDA / Capital One Third-Team Academic All-American last year. Wootten serves as the 23rd Company Commander at the Naval Academy, which means that Wootten is basically in charge of the everyday responsibilities of 149 Midshipmen. He ranks 48th on the Overall Order of Merit, is 16th on the Military Order of Merit and has been a member of the Commandant's List all six semesters at Navy. He owns a 3.84 GPA in Honors Systems Engineering.
Navy finished 7-7-3 overall and will return nine starters for the 2013 season.
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