WASHINGTON - The Doug Dugan Excellence Award will be prestented for the third time following the American University men's soccer contest against Lehigh on Saturday, Sept. 21. The contest, starting at 2 p.m. on Reeves Field, marks the Patriot League opener for the Eagles, and is also the Alumni Day game.
All men's soccer alumni in attendance will be honored at halftime, with a special celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the 1979 team that reached the NCAA Quarterfinals. The Doug Dugan Award will be presented in a postgame ceremony in the Mary Graydon Center (Room 2). The cost to attend is $15, and includes a buffet meal, award presentation and special gift for attendees.
The award is given annually to the AU men's soccer player who embodies the attitudes and attributes of leadership and excellence. Chosen by fellow teammates and the coaching staff, the awardee will have shown dedication to the team, a determined work ethic and a selfless spirit that lifts his teammates to their optimal level.
This award is named in memory of soccer alumnus and beloved husband, father and friend Doug Dugan – Class of 1981. Doug, 58, passed away suddenly on July 18, 2016. Doug's former teammates and classmates remember him as a high-quality player, dedicated teammate and a fun-loving individual who remained selfless and ever upbeat as he battled a debilitating disease his entire adult life. He never stopped fighting and always kept his competitive spirit. This memorial aims to capture Doug's spirit and preserve it as a perpetual example for every Eagle soccer player in the future.
For more information on the Doug Dugan Excellence Award, click HERE.
Online registration closes on Wednesday, Sept. 18. Walk-up registration will be available at the event. Please consider supporting our student-athletes by donating to men's soccer in honor of Doug Dugan during registration.