Morin Named MWC Player Of The Week|
Sept. 24, 2007
LAS VEGAS - UNLV's Dani Morin was named the Mountain West Conference Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week, the conference announced on Monday. The weekly honor is the first in her career for Morin, and she is the third player to earn MWC weekly honors this season.
A Saugus, Calif. native, Morin anchored the Rebels backline that posted back-to-back shutouts in the UNLV Rebel Classic, which included a 1-0 win over 11th-ranked Washington State, and a 0-0 double-overtime tie with Iowa State. She helped UNLV hold both opponents to just 14 shots over 200 minutes of play, including only five on goal. Morin was matched up against the top scorers for both Washington State (Kiersten Dallstream) and Iowa State (Leslie Hill). She held Dallstream, the team leader with three goals and seven points, to no shots for the game, and held Hill, Iowa State's leading scorer with two goals and six points, without a shot in the match. UNLV goalkeeper Alicia Lugo was forced to make just one save over the 110 minutes in the Iowa State contest.
The Rebels have also moved back into the regional rankings after a two-week absence, as they are 11th in this week's Soccer Buzz West Region, highest rank for the team since the 2004 season.
UNLV, 4-2-2 and riding a four-game unbeaten streak, will return to action this weekend, as they face Pacific on Stockton, Calif., on Friday night at 7 pm, before meeting in-state rival Nevada, Reno on Sunday, Sept. 30 at 1 pm in Reno.