Decker Named to Freshman All-America Team
June 2, 2008
Decker, a midfielder from nearby Catonsville, Md., had a sensational rookie season, ranking among the nation's leaders in goals, points and draw controls. She ranked second on the team with 76 points, 63 goals and 58 draw controls. She scored at least three goals in each of the last 14 games and tied a Patriot League Tournament record with six goals in the semifinal loss to American on April 25. The six goals matched a career high, also set in the second game of her career, against Niagara on March 1. Decker, who was a three-time honoree as Patriot League Rookie of the Week, finished the season ranked 23rd in the country in points (76), 17th in points per game (4.47), sixth in goals per game (3.71) and 10th in draw controls per game (3.41). Among the country's freshmen, Decker was third in points, third in goals and first in draw controls. She was a big reason Navy ranked second nationally in scoring offense, as it averaged 16.7 goals per game, while leading the country in draw controls per game at 17.1, the second-highest average for a team in NCAA history over the course of a season.
The Mids wrapped up their first year of Division I play with a 13-4 record, setting the NCAA record for most wins by a first-year program. Navy will return all but four seniors from this year's team in 2009.
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