Dec. 9, 2008
BALTIMORE - Loyola senior back Sarra Moller earned All-Mid Atlantic Regional All-America honors from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, the organization announced today.
She was one of four defenders named to the second team and was amongst the top 24 players in the region, which includes teams from the BIG EAST, Atlantic Coast Conference, Colonial Athletic Association, Patriot League and the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.
"We are extremely proud of Sarra to earn this prestigious honor," Loyola Head Coach Katherine Vettori said. "She had an unbelievable career, and it is great that she is being recognized with the nation's elite players."
Moller won her second MAAC Defensive Player of the Year award following the 2008 regular season that saw the Greyhounds win the MAAC regular-season title.
She also became the fourth Loyola player to earn All-MAAC First Team honors in each of her four seasons, following in the steps of Lynn Tasca (1993-1996), Audra Garucio (1999-2002) and Katie Elliott (2000-2003).
Moller helped guide the Greyhounds defense to a MAAC-leading 0.42 goals against average in MAAC play. Loyola has allowed only four goals against conference opponents during the regular-season.
During her four years at Loyola, Moller, a two-time team captain, led the Greyhounds to a 29-1-6 record against MAAC opponents.
The award was the second of her career from the NSCAA. She was named to the Association's All-Mid-Atlantic Third Team following her freshman season in 2005.