Oct. 15, 2008
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - For the second time in her career, Navy junior Shelly Moeller (Milford, Ohio) has been named to Soccer America's 11-member Women's Team of the Week, the publication announced.
Moeller, who last received special mention as a freshman on Nov. 11, 2006, joins senior teammate Kristen Laraway (Long Valley, N.J.) as the second Navy player to garner team-of-the-week kudos this fall. She is now one of just two Midshipmen, the other being former keeper Sarah Wilson (Class of '01), that have twice been recognized by Soccer America as having one of the top-11 weekly performances from around the nation.
Moeller, a two-time All-Patriot League selection, enjoyed a terrific all-around week. The 5-foot-10 center back anchored a Navy defense that pitched three consecutive shutouts, including two against league foes, while also scoring a pair of goals, including the game-winner in Friday's win over Lafayette.
On the season, Moeller has been a major reason why the Mids (11-3-1, 3-0 PL) have allowed a Patriot League-low 11 goals (0.73 g/gm), shutout eight opponents and been scored upon more than once in just two of their 15 games.
She has started every game on Navy's backline this fall, pushing her streak to 62 straight dating back to her freshman year, and has three goals, including a pair of game-winners.
Navy, who is ranked No. 13 in the latest Soccer Buzz Mid-Atlantic Regional Poll, will look to improve to 4-0 in Patriot League play for just the second time in program history when it hosts American University (5-9-1, 2-1-0 PL) on Friday at 7 p.m.
Soccer America Women's Team of the Week (Oct. 15)
GK Lindsay Parlee Washington State
D Dani Collins William & Mary
D Krystle Kallman Minnesota
D Shelly Moeller Navy
M Yolanda Odenyo Oklahoma State
M Lisa Redmond Duke
M Malorie Rutledge LSU
F Ashley Bares Marquette
F Laura Heyboer Michigan State
F Kristina Larsen Denver
F Sophie Reiser Columbia
Player of the Week: Laura Heyboer, Michigan State
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