Oct. 26, 2013
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – In its final home regular-season contest, Navy women’s soccer will honor its seniors as it hosts Loyola (Md.) on Sunday, Oct. 27 at 1 p.m. at the Glenn Warner Soccer Facility. The Mids are 7-0 in the Patriot League and will look to clinch the No. 1 seed and home-field advantage throughout the postseason.
Last Time Out
• Navy took its undefeated League record at home against Lehigh on Wednesday.
• Mids jumped out to a 1-0 lead off the foot of Morgan Dankanich. Dankanich ripped a shot from the top of the 18-yard box that went screaming past the Mountain Hawks Ani Nahapetian.
• Then in the 36th minute, Lily Kraemer provided Navy with an insurance goal.
• Hoerner and the Navy backline recorded their 12th shutout of the season.
Scouting Loyola (Md.)
• The Greyhounds are 2-10-3 after a two-goal shutout victory over American University on Wednesday, Oct. 23.
• Nine of Loyola’s 15 games have been decided by one goal, including eight of its 10 losses.
• Sophomore Charlotte Miller leads the offense with nine points and four goals, while freshman Maddie Boccio has five points and two goals.
• In goal, senior Didi Haracic ranks fourth in the Patriot League in saves, recording 71 stops this season.
Seven Sensational Seniors
• Navy will honor seven seniors on Sunday. Those seven seniors are Elizabether Hoerner, Paloma Perez, Ashlynn Soellner, Kalli Schulz, Britta Vivaldi, K.D Woolard and Emily Wilkin.
• As a group, this seniors have compiled a record of 55-19-7 and have been to the Patriot League Championship game in back-to-back seasons (2011, 2012).
• Freshman forward Cat Macklin scored her first collegiate goal against The Citadel on Sunday, Aug. 25. Macklin recorded her first game-winning goal against Colgate on Saturday, Oct. 5.
• Freshman midfielder Emily Tucker tallied her first career point, an assist, against High Point on Friday, Sept. 13.
• Freshman midfielder Taylor Kipilii recorded her first career points of the season against Lafayette on Saturday, Sept. 28. Kipilii tallied two assists in the match.
Perfection in the Patriot League
• In seven League contests, Navy has tallied wins in all of them, including 1-0 wins over defending Patriot League Tournament Champs Colgate and preseason favorite Boston University.
• Navy’s backline and goalkeeper have stifled the first seven Patriot League opponents it has seen, not allowing a single goal.
• The Mids backline play has not allow opposing teams very many opportunities to shoot on net, let alone score. In 17 games, Navy has held opponents to four shots on goal or less 13 times.
• The Mids backline that features Emily Wilkin, Jade Seabrook, Julie Schumacher, Kahra Kelty and Britta Vivaldi (1st off the bench) have combined for 12 shutouts.
• Along with goalkeeper Hoerner, Navy's backline is fifth in the nation in shutout percentage (number of shutouts to total games) at .688 (12-17), as of Wednesday.
• Navy did not allow a single shot on net against Colgate on Saturday, Oct. 5.
• Junior defender Jade Seabrook earned her second Patriot League BRINE Defender of the Week for Navy's stellar defensive performance against Colgate. Seabrook previously won the award on Sept. 23 and teammate senior defender Emily Wilkin garnered her first DOW on Sept. 30.
• Junior forward Morgan Dankanich is becoming more and more dangerous on offense to opposing defenses, having scored her fourth game-winning goal of the season against American on Tuesday.
• The Glenmoore, Pa. native leads the Patriot League in points (27) and goals (12).
• Dankanich recorded three goals, two against Bucknell and one against American, last week to garner the Patriot League BRINE Offensive Player of the Week for the second time this season.
• Goalkeeper Elizabeth Hoerner's was placed on three different preseason honors and was named the team's captain for 2013.
• Hoerner's 1.06 goals against average, .808 save percentage, four shutouts and a 17-2-1 record in 2012 not only garnered her a spot on the 2013 Patriot League Preseason Team, but is being watched as one of 31 potential candidates in all of Division 1 women's soccer for the MAC Hermann Trophy this season.
• The Lititz, Pa. native was recently named a finalist for the senior CLASS Award on Wednesday, Oct. 16.
• The senior goalkeeper has not disappointed this season, having put up solid numbers through 15 games with a .860 save percentage and record of 12-3-0.
• Hoerner has posted a 0.462 goals against average through 16 games played, which ranks ninth in the nation. She has recorded eight nine shutouts and has combined with teammates Dayton Wetherby and Kalli Schulz for three more.
• Along with her teammate Hoerner, junior defender Jade Seabrook has placed on the big stage following a terrific 2012 campaign as a full-time starter. Seabrook has not skipped a beat to begin the 2013 season, anchoring a backline that has recorded 11 shutouts.
• Seabrook tallied her first goal of the season which stood as the game-winner against Holy Cross. Following her performance, she was named the Patriot League BRINE Offensive Player of the Week.
• The St. Paris, Ohio native has seen little time on the bench, having played 1364 of the 1432 possible minutes.
Navy hits the road for its final game of the season against Army for its Star competition on Friday, Nov. 1 at West Point, N.Y.
Parking/Shuttle Information | Additional Game Day Information
Fans are reminded that the general public does not have access to drive their vehicles on to the U.S. Naval Academy. Fans may park at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium for $5 and take a shuttle that will run every 10 minutes starting one hour before each game and will continue running throughout the game and for one hour after. Shuttle schedule and pick up location are subject to change. Please call 1-800-US4-NAVY for more information. Fans are reminded that pets are not allowed in the Glenn Warner Soccer Facility