Loebker and Morrison named USCAA All-Americans

Oct. 31, 2013

Amanda Loebker

Charleston, W.V. – On Wednesday, Oct. 30, the USCAA announced the 2013 women’s soccer All-American teams.  The USCAA honors 15 First Team, 15 Second Team, and 20 Honorable Mention student-athletes.  Sophomore Amanda Loebker was named to the All-American First Team and senior Samantha Morrison was named to the All-American Honorable Mention Team.

Receiving national honors for the first time in their collegiate careers, both Loebker and Morrison have excelled on the soccer field this season.  Loebker led the Pomeroys in scoring for the second straight year.  She was at the top of the USCAA charts in goals scored for most of the season and finished with a career-high 15 goals, setting a school record for goals in a season.   Loebker scored at least one goal in her first five games of the season, including two games where she found the back of the net four times.  She has accumulated 24 goals over the past two seasons.    

Morrison led the Pomeroys in assists for the second straight year.  She recorded six assists and scored three goals during the 2013 season.  The senior standout has been one of the most versatile players, totaling 14 goals and 16 assists during her four-year career.  Her 16 assists set a new school record for career assists.  Samantha has excelled in almost every position on the field and in the classroom.  Along with senior teammate Julie Debish, she has also been named a USCAA Academic All-American for
the third straight time.   

Samantha Morrison

The last Pomeroys to earn the All-American honor was during the 2010 season when former players Erin Pugh and April Baranowski were named to the distinguished list.      

“Amanda and Samantha would stand out on almost any small college team and have proven themselves time and again, even when our records have gone a little against us,” said head coach Mike Aycock.  “The spirit of excellence they have brought to this team, from the practice field forward, has helped change our team culture and will be felt for a long time.  I look forward to another two seasons with Amanda and the team that these two have helped create."