ST. LOUIS – For a second consecutive season, Saint Louis University junior defender Alli Klug has been selected to the United Soccer Coaches All-America team. Klug garnered a second-team nod after earning third-team plaudits a year ago.
Klug is the first Saint Louis women’s soccer student-athlete to collect United Soccer Coaches (formerly National Soccer Coaches Association of America) All-America accolades twice. Her second-team selection matches the highest All-America level achieved by a Billiken (Meghann Burke, 2002).
Earlier this week, Klug landed on the United Soccer Coaches All-Region first team for a second consecutive season, becoming only the second Billiken (Courtney Hulcer, 2005, 2006) to earn two first-team nods. She was the Atlantic 10 Conference Defensive Player of the Year and a first-team All-Conference choice for a second straight season, and she was selected to the A-10 Championship All-Tournament team.
Klug played 2,078 of a possible 2,103 minutes this season, and her performance along the back line led Saint Louis to the top of the A-10 in goals against average (0.60) and shutouts (school-record-tying 13). The Billikens allowed just 5.3 total shots, 2.7 shots on goal and 2.1 corner kicks per game, and they set a school mark for fewest shots allowed (123) in a season.
Klug and her teammates enjoyed a remarkably successful campaign. The Billikens finished with an 18-4-1 record, competed in the NCAA Tournament, captured A-10 regular-season and conference tournament titles, and set school records for wins, longest winning streak (14), goals scored (52) and consecutive shutouts (six).