Four WKU soccer players earn All-Sun Belt honors

Austin Lanter

The Sun Belt Conference on Tuesday announced the

selections to the All-Conference teams, which featured four Lady


Senior forward Mallory Outerbridge, senior goalkeeper

Libby Stout and junior defender Ali Stahlke were all named First

Team All-Sun Belt. Senior midfielder Kelsey Meyer was named to the

Second Team.

With the selection, Outerbridge and Stout became the

first WKU soccer players to be named four-time All-Sun Belt

selections. It’s also Outerbridge’s third straight First Team honor

after being named to the Second team in 2007.

Outerbridge was also named Sun Belt Player of the

Week twice this season. On Sept. 11, she became the all-time points

leader at WKU. Just a few weeks later against University of

Arkansas-Little Rock, she scored her 32nd career goal, giving her

the all-time career goals mark as well.

The First Team selection is also the third in Stout’s

career as well, the first two coming in 2008 and 2009. Last year

she was named to the Second Team.

Stout is WKU’s leader in shutouts, goals allowed

average and save percentage. She is also WKU’s winningest

goalkeeper and holds the Sun Belt conference record for


The selection was the first for Stahlke, who started

in all 19 matches this season, missing only 11 minutes of play all

year. Stahlke lead the defense all season — a defense that allowed

just 17 goals in 19 matches this year. She also scored her first

two career goals earlier in the year. 

Meyer also received her first selection this season.

She set a new career-high this season with four assist and six

points. One of those assists helped set up a game-winner, and

another was for Outerbridge’s record-setting goal.

The team as a whole was also honored with the team

academic award. The Lady Toppers had the highest grade point

average of all Sun Belt Teams. Four players were placed on the

Academic Honor Roll and 16 others were placed on the Commissioner’s

List for having a GPA of 3.50 or over.