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Garcia Named SoCon Player of the Week

Published: September 24, 2013

Citadel senior midfielder Mariana Garcia has been named the Southern Conference women's soccer player of the week for all competition Aug. 26 to Sept. 1. The selection is made by the league office.

Garcia scored four goals in two games on the week as the Bulldogs were unbeaten with a 3-1 win over Jacksonville State and a 1-1 draw with Canisius.

The Bogota, Colombia, native scored all three goals against the Gamecocks on Friday, notching the first hat trick of her career and first for The Citadel since 2010.

Garcia followed that up with another goal Sunday, scoring with just 54 seconds left in regulation against the Golden Griffins to send the game to overtime and preserve The Citadel's unbeaten week.

The SoCon's active career leader with 75 points, 35 goals and 12 game-winners, Garcia also holds The Citadel's school record in all three categories.

The weekly award is the first in Garcia's career, the 2010 SoCon Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year and a three-time all-conference selection.

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