ST. LOUIS – Saint Louis junior defender Alli Klug added to her list of 2018 accolades with selection to the TopDrawerSoccer Best XI third team.
Klug was named to the United Soccer Coaches All-America squad for a second consecutive season, garnering second-team plaudits to match the highest All-America level achieved by a Billiken women’s soccer student-athlete. She became the first player in program history to collect All-America accolades twice after earning a third-team nod a year ago.
Klug also was named to the United Soccer Coaches All-East Region and the Atlantic 10 All-Conference first teams for a second straight year, and she repeated as A-10 Defensive Player of the Year. She was selected to the A-10 Championship All-Tournament team after helping lead the Billikens to the title.
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).