Women’s Soccer Duo Named Scholar All-District

Women’s Soccer Duo Named Scholar All-District

MILWAUKEE - Junior Shelby Namen and senior Aly Loepfe of the MSOE women's soccer team have each been named to United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-District Teams, the organization announced Friday.

Namen was chosen for the Scholar All-Region Second Team while Loepfe was a third-team selection. Both players previously earned CoSIDA Academic All-District honors and each played an integral role in the Raiders' claiming a second-straight NACC regular season championship.

Namen has been a fixture on the Red & White back line and has led the defense through a tough schedule. The Raiders 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. She repeated on the All-NACC First Team and was named to all-region for the second-straight season, as well.

Namen boasts a 3.96 GPA as a biomolecular engineering major.

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.