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Navy Athlete of the Week Presented by Rolls Royce: Morgan Dankanich, Women's Soccer

Aug. 21, 2012

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Women's soccer sophomore Morgan Dankanich (Glenmoore, Pa.) has been named the Navy Athlete of the Week Presented by Rolls Royce for the week ending August 19. The Naval Academy Athletic Association will be honoring one student-athlete each week from one of its 32 varsity sports during the 2012-13 academic year based on athletic performance.

Watch a video interview with Dankanich and see highlights from the UMBC game below.

Dankanich scored the game-winning goal in the 16th minute as Navy (1-1) defeated UMBC (0-1-1), 2-1, on Sunday at Glenn Warner Soccer Facility. It was the fifth career game-winning goal for the sophomore and the sixth total goal of her career.

The forward also tied a Navy school record with 10 shots in the game against UMBC. Dankanich is one of four players in school history to register 10 shots in a single game, with the most recent being Stacy Finley in 2003.

The Navy women's soccer team will return to action this weekend with a pair of games at Glenn Warner Soccer Facility. Navy will host USC Upstate on Friday at 7:00 PM and will also host George Mason on Sunday at 2:00 PM.



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