From Navy Athletic Communications
Aug. 26, 2008
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- After scoring a collegiate-best two goals, including the game-winner in Navy's season-opening 3-0 victory over Vermont, senior midfielder Kristen Laraway (Long Valley, N.J.) has been named to the Soccer America Women's Team of the Week, the publication announced Tuesday morning.
Laraway, who on Monday was named the Patriot League BRINE Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week, is the eighth Navy player to garner the national laurel, and the first since current junior Shelly Moeller earned the special mention in 2006.
Soccer America's Team of the Week honors the top 11 performers around the nation for their efforts over the previous week. To be among those recognized is considered one of the top honors available during the regular season.
The Long Valley, N.J., native netted the eventual winner in the third minute of Saturday's contest and later added her second tally in the 76th minute to complete her first career multi-goal game. She was a force in the middle of the field against the Catamounts, firing a career-high seven shots on goal in helping the Midshipmen to claim their first victory of the 2008 campaign.
Navy returns to action Friday when they make the program's eighth trip to the Golden State to face No. 10 Stanford. The Mids close out the weekend Sunday in a 6 p.m. contest against UC-Davis.
Soccer America Women's Team of the Week (Aug. 26)
GK Shannon Simpson, Cal State Fullerton
D Jamie Alvis, Illinois
D Stephanie Logterman, Texas
D Kelsey Miller, Dayton
M Erin Hardiman, Villanova
M Kristen Laraway, Navy
M Allie Long, North Carolina
M Kelly Quinn, Virginia
F Laura Heyboer, Michigan State
F Mariah Johnston, Denver
F Lizzy Karoly, TCU
Player of the Week: Mariah Johnston, Denver