ST. LOUIS – Saint Louis University senior defender Alli Klug has been chosen as one of 10 finalists for the 2019 Senior CLASS Award in collegiate women’s soccer.
Klug and the other nine finalists will be placed on the official ballot. Ballots will be distributed through a nationwide voting system to media, coaches
Fans are encouraged to vote for Klug by visiting www.seniorCLASSaward.com. Online voting is available through Nov. 18.
An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities.
The award program is designed exclusively for NCAA Division I seniors who are utilizing their complete athletic eligibility, remaining committed to their university and pursuing the many rewards a senior season can bring. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must have notable achievements in four areas – community, classroom, character
Klug is a two-time All-American, a two-time Atlantic 10 Conference Defensive Player of the Year and a two-time first-team All-Conference selection. She helped lead the 2018 Billikens to a school-record 18 wins, A-10 regular-season and tournament titles and a berth in the NCAA Championship. Klug has been included
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Klug has been an integral part of Saint Louis women’s soccer’s extensive community-service outreach. She is in her fifth year of working with St. Louis’ Special Needs Soccer Association and plans to continue her association with the organization following graduation. Klug also has worked with Girls on the Run programs and taken part each year in SLU’s Relay For Life event that raises money for the fight against cancer.
“Alli Klug is the epitome of a student-athlete,” SLU head coach Katie Shields said. “I have never been more impressed with how an individual’s growth and development improved an organization. She has made an indelible mark on the culture of our program.”