Dec. 23, 2009
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Navy senior Shelly Moeller (Milford, Ohio) was named to the 2009 NSCAA/adidas Women's College Scholar All-America Team, the organization announced recently. Moeller, who was pegged as a second-team selection, is just the second player in program history to earn Academic All-America honors from the NSCAA, as joining former standout defender Nicole Aunapu ('99), who accomplished the feat during the 1998 season. The prestigious national academic honor is yet another highlight in a season filled with accolades for the Milford, Ohio native.
A two-time Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year and four-time conference all-star, Moeller was recently named to the NSCAA All-Mid-Atlantic Region First Team, NSCAA Scholar All-East First Team and was also recognized as an ESPN/CoSIDA Third-Team Academic All-American.
Moeller owns a 3.57 grade-point average while majoring in honors oceanography. She has been named to the Commandant's List after each of her first six semesters at the Academy. Moeller held the top ranking in Military Order of Merit amongst her classmates through her first two years in Annapolis and is currently 20th in the Class of 2010.
Moeller capped off a brilliant career in the Blue and Gold with yet another stellar season in 2009. She anchored a Navy backline that posted a conference-best 11 shutouts, including four in Patriot League play, and was the conference's top scoring defender with nine points (3 g, 3 a), giving her 43 points (18 g, 7 a) for her career – which ranks first all-time among Navy defenders.
Moeller also leaves as Navy's all-time leader in games-started and games-played, and is the proud owner of the longest consecutive start streak in the 20-year history of Patriot League soccer, having earned the starting nod in all 90 games of her collegiate soccer career.
To be nominated for consideration, student-athletes must have at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) throughout their career; start more than 50 percent of all games and be a significant contributor to the team; be nominated by an institution that is a current NSCAA College Services member; be a junior or above in academic standing at the current institution and either be in their second year at the current school if a transfer student.
The NSCAA/adidas Scholar All-America selections will be recognized at the annual All-America Luncheon, held in Philadelphia, Pa., on Jan. 16 as part of the 2010 NSCAA Convention.
2009 NSCAA/adidas Women’s College Scholar All-America Team
Position, Name, Class, School, Academic Major, GPA
GK, Kelsey Davis, Sr., Portland, Theology, 3.43
D, Whitney Engen, Sr., North Carolina, Political Science, 3.48
D, Lauren Hyde, Sr., Florida, Sports Management, 3.60
D, Blakely Mattern, Sr., South Carolina, International Business, 3.99
D, Ali Riley, Sr., Stanford, Psychology, 3.82
D, Andrea Willis, Sr., BYU, Exercise Science, 3.63
M, Becky Edwards, Sr., Florida State, Marketing, 3.77
M, Michelle Enyeart, Sr., Portland, Sociology, 3.36
F, Lauren Fowlkes, Sr., Notre Dame, Science-Business, 3.66
F, Kelley O’Hara, Sr., Stanford, Science, Technology & Society, 3.41
F, Christen Press, Jr., Stanford, Communication, 3.63
F, Katie Schoepfer, Sr., Penn State, Human Development, 3.38
GK, Ashlyn Harris, Sr., North Carolina, Communications, 3.48
GK, Kira Maker, Jr., Stanford, Human Biology, 3.96
D, Jordan Angeli, Sr., Santa Clara, Marketing/Communication, 3.59
D, Kelsey Bakker, Jr., Memphis, Accounting, 3.92
D, Danielle Johnson, Sr., Ole Miss, Management, 3.55
D, Shelly Moeller, Sr., Navy, Oceanology, 3.57
M, Rachel Axon, Sr., Oregon State, Education/Exercise Science/Nutrition, 3.63
M, Kendra Chandhoke, Sr., Portland, Life Science, 3.44
M, Rachel Shipley, Jr., Texas A&M, Finance, 3.69
M, Vendula Strnadova, Jr., Memphis, Exercise & Sport Science, 3.98
M, Rebecca Thomas, Sr., Central Florida, Education, 3.39
F, Kiki Bosio, Sr., Santa Clara, Business, 3.80
F, Corky Julien, Sr., James Madison, Education, 3.30
GK, Shaylin Mannino, Jr., Central Michigan, Elementary Education, 3.89
GK, Mollie Patton, Jr., South Carolina, Pharmacy, 3.82
D, Elizabeth Harkin, Sr., Arizona State, Bioscience, 3.82
D, Lauren Lopez, Sr., UNC-Greensboro, Art, 3.94
D, Chelsea Potts, Sr., LSU, Business, 3.39
D, Crystal Wagner, Sr., Missouri, Psychology, 3.35
M, Emily Pallotta, Sr., Boston University, Business, 3.75
M, Teresa Rynier, Jr., James Madison, Education, 3.40
M, Kellie Walker, Sr., Western Kentucky, Elementary Education, 3.38
M, Tiffany Yovino, Jr., Hofstra, History, 3.75
F, Becky Brown, Jr., Yale, Economics, 3.45
F, Theresa Ferraina, Sr., Loyola (Md.), Finance, 4.0
F, Christa Matlack, Jr., Bucknell, Biology, 3.52
*Moeller and Bucknell's Christa Matlack (Third Team) were the only two Patriot League representatives recognized
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