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The 20-year-old playmaker triumphed ahead of other competitors to win the award for the first time

Ghana’s Under-20 striker Florence Dadson on Saturday scooped the 2012  Women’s Soccer Player of the Year award.

The forward scored a hat-trick as her side Robert Morris University defeated fifth-seeded Trinity Christian College, 4-1, to win the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Women's Soccer Tournament on Saturday.

Dadson who has been influential in Robert Morris University triumph this season is elated about the achievement.

“Winning this award is a very special honor to me and my teammates, because it's been years a player from our team won this award. It's a privilege to win this award for the first time,  I will continue the hard work and hope to win more in the near future,” Dadson told Goal.com Ghana.

“I realised there was a place for me in the team to contribute to this success, and I am deeply thankful for the support of my coaches and team-mates when I received this award, because without them, it wouldn't be possible.”

Dadson has now scored 28 goals in 21 appearances this season is already looking forward to another challenge in the nationals.

She said: “I'm the kind of person who always like to look for the next challenge, even though it’s not going to be easy, hopefully this is just the beginning and with hard work and determination there's more ahead. I I just have to keep my head up.”

The CCAC title was Robert Morris University’s first conference tournament title since 2004.

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