Moeller Earns NSCAA Second-Team All-Mid Atlantic Region Honors
Junior Shelly Moeller was the anchor of the Patriot League's top defensive unit in 2008
Dec. 10, 2008
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - For the second time in her three-year career, Navy junior Shelly Moeller (Milford, Ohio) has been recognized as one of the region's top defenders by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).
Moeller, the 2008 Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year, was named to the NSCAA's All-Mid-Atlantic Region Second Team on Tuesday, marking the sixth consecutive year in which a Midshipman has earned all-region mention.
In addition, she becomes just the sixth player in school history to have twice earned all-region honors from the NSCAA. Moeller, a first-team all-region selection as a freshman, joins an elite group of Navy players to have accomplished this feat, which includes Nicole Aunapu (4x; 1995-98), Kristen Rissmandel (1997 & 1998), Stacey Finley (2002 & 2003), Xochiti Piedra (2003 & 2004) and Meggie Curran (2005 & 2006)
A relentless and imposing presence in the center of Midshipmen defense, Moeller helped lead Navy to a 15-4-3 mark (good for the fifth-highest winning percentage in school history - .750) and the program's seventh regular season Patriot League title in 2008.
The 5-foot-10 defender led the charge for the conference's top defense - a unit which allowed only 14 goals in 22 games, shutout a league-high 13 opponents and posted the 12th-lowest goals-against average (0.60 GAA) in the country.
In 2008, Moeller, a three-time Patriot League selection (and twice a first-team honoree), was a major reason why only three opponents managed to score more than one goal against the Mids.
She has started every game since joining the team as a freshman in 2006 - a stretch of 69 games during which Navy owns a 0.63 GAA and has posted an amazing 42 shutouts. The Ohio native has also remained true to her roots as an offensive threat. This past season, she ranked fourth on the team scoring four goals, including three game-winners.
The Mid Atlantic Region in NCAA Division I women's soccer consists of all the Division I schools in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.
2008 NSCAA/adidas NCAA Division I Women All-Mid-Atlantic Region
First Team Pos. Name Year School Hometown K Erin Guthrie Jr. Rutgers Sparta, N.J. D Greer Barnes Sr. West Virginia Rye, N.Y. D Nikki Krzysik Sr. Virginia Clifton, N.J. D Taylor Numann Sr. Princeton Campbell, Calif. M Carolyn Blank Jr. West Virginia Toms River, N.J. M Danielle Collins Sr. William & Mary Cream, N.J. M Gina DeMaio Jr. Rutgers Parsippany, N.J. M Sinead Farrelly So. Virginia Havertown, Pa. F Christina Julien Jr. James Madison Williamstown, Ontario F Katie Watson Sr. Old Dominion Lorton, Va. F Claire Zimmeck Sr. William & Mary Fairfax, Va.
Second Team Pos. Name Year School Hometown K Mary Casey Jr. Maryland Centreville, Va. D Jennifer Anzivino Jr. Rutgers Belford, N.J. D Theresa Maykoski Jr. James Madison Fairfax, Va. D Shelly Moeller Jr. Navy Milford, Ohio D Sarra Moller Sr. Loyola (Md.) Manalapan, N.J. M Kim Germain Sr. James Madison McLean, Va. M Alicia Hall Sr. Rutgers Port Republic, N.J. M Erin Hardiman Sr. Villanova Galloway, N.J. F Lauren Alwine Fr. Virginia Elizabethtown, Pa. F Jennifer Dervarics Sr. Bucknell Emmaus, Pa. F Emily Jukich Jr. Virginia Tech Clifton, Va.
Third Team Pos. Name Year School Hometown K Jackie DesJardin So. Georgetown Sunnyvale, Calif. D Lisa Chinn Sr. Princeton East Brunswick, N.J. D Kelly Eagan Jr. Villanova St. James, N.Y. D Sarah Senty Sr. Virginia Arlington, Va. M Natalie Capuano Sr. Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pa. M Amanda Cicchini Sr. West Virginia Oakville, Ontario M Sarah Peteraf Sr. Princeton Hanover, N.J. M Jessie Wolfe Sr. Richmond Germantown, Md. F Rachel Baer Sr. Kennesaw State Powder Spring, Ga. F Joni Demoor Sr. Monmouth Wayne, N.J. F Andrea Lopez Jr. Monmouth Oakhurst, N.J.
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