Dana Fish Named MVC Freshman of the Week
For the second time this year, the Valpo soccer program has seen one of its rookies earn the Missouri Valley Conference Freshman of the Week accolade, as Dana Fish (Sheboygan, Wis./Sheboygan North) was named the Freshman of the Week after scoring the match-winner for the Beacons in their MVC opener.
Out on the field in crunch time of a scoreless match with Illinois State Friday evening at Brown Field, Fish took full advantage of her opportunity, leaping and heading home a corner kick in the 83rd minute for the decisive tally in the 1-0 victory.
For Fish, it was her second consecutive match finding the back of the net, as she also tallied a goal the previous Sunday in Valpo’s pre-conference finale at Chicago State. Fish is one of two Valpo freshmen, along with Addy Joiner, to score in consecutive fixtures this season — something no Valpo rookie had done since 2014.
Fish is the second Valpo freshman to earn the MVC Freshman of the Week honor this season, as Abby White picked up the award following Valpo’s games at Duquesne and Robert Morris. After the program had just one Newcomer/Freshman of the Week honoree in its first three full seasons in the MVC, Valpo has five such honorees in the last two seasons.