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AU’s Scheer named First Team Empire 8 women’s soccer all-star
11/08/13

ALFRED, NY — Samijo Scheer (Corning, NY/Corning), a senior goalkeeper on the Alfred University women’s soccer team, has been named a First Team Empire 8 Conference all-star.

Scheer becomes the first-ever First Team Empire 8 women’s soccer all-conference pick at Alfred University. The Empire 8 was founded in 1999; the Saxons have had 18 Empire 8 all-conference selections before this year, but never a First Team pick.

Scheer started 17 of 18 games for the Saxons and finished the season with 152 saves for a .752 save percentage. She had two shutouts and shared a third.

Each season, the Empire 8 honors students-athletes from each conference school who play on teams sponsored by the conference, with Sportsperson of the Year awards. Honorees, chosen by their coaches, exhibited outstanding sportsmanship in keeping with the conference’s mission of “competing with honor and integrity.” Scheer is Alfred’s honoree from the women’s soccer team.