WKU soccer picked to finish fifth in Sun Belt

Cole Claybourn

Fresh off a 9-8-3 season in 2010, the Lady Topper soccer team was picked to finish fifth in the Sun Belt Conference out of 12 teams.

It’s a projected step up from their sixth-place finish last season, which ended on a shoot-out loss to Middle Tennesse in the second round of the Sun Belt tournament.

Redshirt senior forward Mallory Outerbrige, senior forward Kaylyn Pratt and senior goalkeeper Libby Stout were selected to the preseason all-Conference team.

Outerbridge played in all 20 games last season and led the team in goals points with 10 and 24, respectively. She was a first-team all-Conference selection and was named to the all-tournament team during the Sun Belt tournament.

Outerbridge was the United Soccer Leage W-Leage “scoring and goal-scoring” champion, and was also named the league’s most valuable player.

Pratt also played in all 20 matches for the Lady Toppers and was named a second team all-Conference selection for the second year in a row.

Stout started 19 games in goal for WKU and shut out her opponents eight times. She holds the WKU record with 29 career shutouts. She allowed 20 goals all season and just one in the Sun Belt tournament.

At 33 career wins, Stout is just four away from the school record. She was also a second team all-Conference selection last season.