Sept. 5, 2011
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WEST POINT, N.Y. - Sophomore Kim An (Oak Ridge, N.J./Jefferson Township), a forward on the Army women's soccer team, was named the Army Athletic Association Athlete of the Week after tallying game-winning goals over the weekend at the Black Knight Classic. Her performance earned her Most Valuable Player honors, along with Army Athletic Association Athlete of the Week plaudits.
It is the first time An was selected for AAA honors this year, and is the third time in her career after earning back-to-back citations last year.
An lifted Army to a hard fought 1-0 win over BIG EAST member Seton Hall in Friday night's opening-round game with her first goal of the season and career 10th. Army scored just over two minutes into the second half on its first shot on goal when An's 18-yard shot ripped the Pirates' net on double assists from senior Lindsay Gordon and freshman Lara Wilson. The shot was the first of three taken by An in the second half, with two on goal, in recording her 10th career tally and fifth game winner.
An keyed Army's romp over Stetson Sunday afternoon as the Black Knights clinched the tournament title for the second straight year following a 2-0-0 round robin mark. The Patriot League's preseason Offensive Player of the Year had a hand in three of Army's five goals, its most since posting six in a home win over Albany in 2005. An scored the first two goals within a nine-minute span for a 2-0 Black Knight halftime lead, then assisted on Army's third goal in the second half shortly after the Hatters drew to 2-1. An was one of four players named to the all-tournament team in addition to being selected the MVP. It is the second straight year she was an all-tourney selection.
It is also the second time in An's career that she has scored five points (two goals, assist) in a game, matching the mark she set last year against Quinnipiac. The native of New Jersey closed out the weekend with three goals and an assist for seven points, along with both game winners, to lead Army and the Patriot League in points per game (1.40). She is tied for the lead in goals (three) with Navy's Paloma Perez.
An has six career game winners following the weekend's pair and needs just one more to crack the Black Knights' top 10 all-time list. She boosted her career mark to 28 points with 12 goals and four assists.
Army returns to action this weekend hosting the Army Soccer Classic. The Black Knights take on VMI in the first-ever meeting Friday evening and Sacred Heart Sunday afternoon, with St. Bonaventure rounding out the four-team field.