Six Big Ten Women’s Soccer Students Named All-Americans
Michigan, Penn State, Rutgers and Wisconsin had students selected for top honors by United Soccer Coaches
ROSEMONT, Ill. – Six Big Ten women’s soccer students from four conference schools were selected for 2019 United Soccer Coaches All-America honors, the national coaching organization announced Thursday night. It was the most Big Ten women’s soccer All-America selections in one season since 2012, when the conference also had six students recognized.
Big Ten Champion and NCAA Tournament Round of 16 participant Wisconsin had three students named All-Americans this season, with junior goalkeeper Jordyn Bloomer making the first team, while senior defender Camryn Biegalski and senior forward Dani Rhodes were second-team honorees.
The three All-Americans, who all received the honor for the first time in their respective careers, are the most in a single season in Wisconsin program history. Bloomer is also the second Badger goalkeeper to earn United Soccer Coaches first-team All-America honors and the first since Heather Taggart in 1990 and 1991.
Rutgers junior forward Amirah Ali was also a first-team All-America selection, while Michigan junior midfielder Sarah Stratigakis and Penn State senior defender Kaleigh Riehl joined Biegalski and Rhodes as second-team All-Americans.
Ali, a 2019 MAC Hermann Trophy semifinalist, earns her second All-America citation (she was a second-team choice last year), and she is the third United Soccer Coaches first-team All-American in Rutgers program history (first position player), as well as the second in three years (Saskia Webber – 1992; Casey Murphy – 2017).
Stratigakis is Michigan’s first All-America selection since 2013 (Nkem Ezurike – first team; Haley Kopmeyer and Meghan Toohey – second team). Riehl is also a two-time All-American, having garnered first-team accolades last year.
The full rundown of 2019 Big Ten women’s soccer All-Americans can be found below, and the complete listing of all of this year’s United Soccer Coaches Division I All-America selections is LINKED HERE:
United Soccer Coaches All-America
Amirah Ali, Jr., F, Rutgers
Jordyn Bloomer, Jr., GK, Wisconsin
Sarah Stratigakis, Jr., M, Michigan
Kaleigh Riehl, Sr., D, Penn State
Camryn Biegalski, Sr., D, Wisconsin
Dani Rhodes, Sr., F, Wisconsin