Shelby Oelschlager

#26 Shelby Oelschlager

POS. D
HT. 5-6
YR. Fr.
HOMETOWN Glendale, Ariz.
HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL) Mountain Ridge

2014: Has started every match at center back for one of the nation's top defensive units ... played 1,727 minutes on the year, most of any Crusader field player ... played every minute of 18 matches, only coming off the pitch in the second match of the season ... a Second Team All-Horizon League selection, both via the Horizon League and by College Sports Madness ... part of a defensive side that is the best in program history, surrendering just eight goals in 19 matches and posting 12 clean sheets ... named Horizon League Defensive Player of the Week Sept. 29 for her work on the back line in league shutouts of Oakland and Cleveland State ... selected to the College Soccer 360 Primetime Performers Honor Roll Oct. 28 following shutouts of Milwaukee and Detroit to secure Horizon League regular season title ... registered assist on insurance goal in HL Championship semifinal win over Green Bay on Nov. 6 ... selected to the Horizon League All-Tournament Team.

2013: Made 14 appearances on the backline for Valpo, starting 13 times ... Crusaders surrendered just eight goals in her 14 matches ... eight of her 13 starts in the back resulted in clean sheets for the Crusaders ... went the distance on defense in eight of her 13 starts ... picked up first career point with an assist on the match-winning goal Oct. 5 in a 2-1 win over Cleveland State ... tallied four shots on the season, two of which were on goal ... member of the Horizon League Academic Honor Roll.

2012: Appeared in first three matches of the season for the Crusaders as a rookie before suffering season-ending injury ... granted a medical redshirt and retains four seasons of eligibility.

Prep: A two-year letterwinner for the Mountain Lions ... a Honorable Mention All-State selection in Arizona ... garnered First Team All-Region accolades ... named Offensive Player of the Year ... played club soccer for Sereno Soccer Club, an eight time state champion and participates in the Elite Club National League ... led club team to the regional finals in 2008.

Personal:  Shelby is the daughter of Michael and Kristen Oelschlager ... major is nursing ... born Oct. 6, 1993.