Holly Shipley Becomes First Women’s Soccer All-American At W&J
WASHINGTON, Pa. -- Washington & Jefferson College sophomore forward Holly Shipley (Scottdale, Pa./Southmoreland) became the first women’s soccer All-American in school history Friday after being named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America/Continental Tire NCAA Women’s Division III All-America Team. Shipley was a third-team selection. Shipley was one of only three sophomores on the three All-America teams. The NSCAA honored 40 players from the 440 NCAA Division III women’s soccer programs. Shipley becomes the first All-American in the 22-year history of varsity women’s soccer at W&J.
The 2011 Presidents’ Athletic Conference Player of the Year led the Presidents with 32 points on 12 goals and eight assists. She scored three game-winning goals and produced a team-high 63 shots.
During her first two seasons, she has amassed 25 goals (8 game winners) and 19 assists for 69 points. Shipley, a two-time First Team All-PAC choice, is already fourth in the W&J record book for total points, goals scored and assists. Recent Washington & Jefferson Athletic Hall of Fame inductee Nicole Bosley Bednarski ’01 owns all of the school scoring records with 61 goals and 35 assists for 157 points.
W&J owns a 28-10-2 record since Shipley’s arrival on campus. In 2010, W&J won its third PAC title and made its third appearance in the NCAA Division III Tournament. This past fall, the Presidents claimed their first-ever PAC regular-season title after finishing unbeaten in conference play (8-0-1). Washington & Jefferson also set a new school record with a 13-game unbeaten streak (12-0-1) that spanned from September 19 - October 29.
The Presidents are led by Head Coach Pete Curtis, who owns a 64-34-9 record (.653) in five seasons at W&J.