Thursday Night, Rutgers Women’s Soccer forward Amirah Ali was selected by the United Soccer Coaches as a Second Team All-American. The biggest impact Ali had was in the extra session, she netted four golden goals out of the Scarlet Knights’ program record six OT victories. Those gutty wins propelled Rutgers to a second place Big Ten finish.
Already this offseason, the sophomore Ali (Voorhees, NJ) has been named First Team All-Big Ten and Big Ten All-Tournament Team for the 2018 campaign. The recognition was well deserved as Ali paced the Big Ten in total goals with ten (five game-winning) and finished second in total points with twenty-three.
In her two year career on the banks, Ali has netted 16 goals including six game winners (five golden) and eight assists. Last season as a rookie she was named the 2017 Big Ten Freshman of the Year, Third Team All-Big Ten, Big Ten All-Freshman, and All-Region Second Team. Prior to Rutgers at Eastern Regional High School, Amirah earned National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) National High School Player of the Year.
Ali is the sixth Rutgers player to earn All-American status in the past seven seasons.
The full list of 2018 All-Americans joined by Ali can be found here.