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Dara Spital named UAA Athlete of the Week

By Brian Tabakin

Section: Sports

September 14, 2012

Dara Spital ’16, a transfer from Division I Central Florida, received UAA Athlete of the Week honors for her stellar performance this past week. Even as a first-year, Spital has been the unquestioned offensive sparkplug for the 18th ranked women’s soccer team.

In both victories this week, Spital scored the game-winning goals in each game, scoring in the 12th and 47th minutes in the team’s 4-0 win over Roger Williams University on Sept. 5. She also scored both of the team’s goals against Springfield College on Sept. 8 in the 31st and 79th minutes.

Last season, one of the Judges’ major problems was a lack of consistent scoring from their attacking forwards. Spital has quickly fixed this problem. She currently leads the UAA with five goals and 13 points and is tied for the league lead with three assists.

With Spital leading the charge for the Judges, they are in line for a big year.

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