Former Roberson standout Anabell Motley has been handsomely rewarded for a week in which she scored two-game winning goals for the Navy women’s soccer team.
Motley has been named the espnw’s NCAA soccer player of the week, the Patriot League’s offensive player of the week as well as the Naval Academy’s athlete of the week for all sports.
Motley is a sophomore for the Midshipmen and a 2015 Roberson graduate.
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. – After recording a five-point weekend, which included two game-winning goals, Navy women’s soccer sophomore forward Anabell Motley (Asheville, N.C.) was named the espnW NCAA soccer player of the week on Thursday. Motley was also named the NAAA Athlete of the Week.
On Friday, Motley broke a scoreless tie in the ninth minute against archrival Army West Point. The Asheville, North Carolina, native’s goal stood as the game-winner to give the Mids their first Patriot League win and the Naval Academy its first Star victory of the 2016-17 season. Motley then carrier over her offensive success into Navy’s 2-0 victory over Mount St Mary’s, as she had a hand in both goals. She tallied her second goal of the season in the 39th minute to give the Mids a 1-0 lead. Motley then capped off the weekend with a helper to teammate Natalie Dzhandzhapanyan to give the Mids their insurance goal.
Motley also garnered her first league laurel as she was named Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week.
Navy improved to 14-11-3 all-time versus Army and 12-8-3 in Star matches. The Mids kept their unblemished record against the Mount as they moved to 14-0 all-time.
Navy will head back into Patriot League play when it travels to Loyola (Md.) for a Saturday night match. The match will kick off at 7 p.m. and can be seen live and for free on PatriotLeague.TV.