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

Oct. 16, 2013

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Women's soccer junior forward Morgan Dankanich (Glenmoore, Pa.) has been named the Navy Athlete of the Week Presented by Rolls Royce for the week ending October 16. The Naval Academy Athletic Association will be honoring one student-athlete each week from one of its 32 varsity sports during the 2013-14 academic year based on athletic performance.

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

Dankanich on Tuesday tallied the game-winning goal against American, in the 55th minute, to grab sole-possession of first place in the Patriot League. Then on Friday, Dankanich helped extend Navy's lead in first place with a two-goal performance in the 2-0 win over Bucknell. The junior forward has 11 goals on the season and surpassed her previous career-high of 10 goals in a season, which she set in her sophomore campaign.

Following her three-goal performance, the Glennmoore, Pa. native was named the Patriot League BRINE Offensive Player of the Week and was one of four Corvias ECAC Players of the Week for Division I.

Navy looks to get back on track with a tough road contest against Holy Cross on Friday, Oct. 18 at Linda Johnson Smith Soccer Stadium. The match is slated for 7 p.m. and can be seen live and for free on the Patriot League Digital Network.



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