Loepfe, Namen Named Academic All-District

Loepfe, Namen Named Academic All-District

MILWAUKEE – Senior Aly Loepfe and junior Shelby Namen of the MSOE women's soccer team have each been named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team, the organization announced Wednesday.

The award is the first for each player, as the duo played an integral role in the Raiders' claiming a second-straight NACC regular season championship and advancing to the league title game for the third-straight season.

Loepfe garnered the second All-NACC First-Team award of her career (2015) this season despite being limited to the first 16 games of the season before suffering an injury. In the games she played, she dominated the midfield as a ball-winner and catalyst to the offense for MSOE. She is among the team's leaders with 15 points on five goals and five assists, often seeing her contributions not show up on the stat sheet.

The Brookfield, Wisconsin, native has endured a pair of season-ending knee injuries in her career and has been at MSOE for six seasons. In that time, she graduated with her bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering and is currently nearing completion of the university's MBA program. She maintained a 3.94 undergraduate grade point average and now boasts a 4.00 GPA as a graduate student.

Namen has been a fixture on the Red & White back line and has led the defense through a tough schedule. The Raiders have posted seven shutouts this season with a 1.71 goals against average. That figure includes a difficult non-league slate against, among others, five NCAA Tournament teams. In NACC play, she led the defense to a 0.90 GAA and five shutouts. Offensively, she added three assists to the attack.

Namen boasts a 3.96 GPA as a biomolecular engineering major.

As Academic All-District honorees, they are now on the ballot for Academic All-America honors. The women's soccer team has had an Academic All-American in each of the last two seasons (Caitlin Liddiard, 2016 Second Team; Tori St. Martin, 2015 Third Team).