KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Raimee Sherle
made history yet again, as the United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division I Women's All-Americans were announced Thursday evening. Sherle was named a third-team All-American, becoming the first All-American in program history.
The junior was the only Mountain West player to receive All-America honors in 2018. The last MW player to earn All-America honors was UNLV's senior forward Lily Sender in 2016 (second team).
Since the turn of the decade, the league has only had four All-Americans including Sherle: Sender, Megan Jurado (2012 – San Diego State, second team) and Lindsi Lisonbee (2010 – BYU, second team).
Including both the United Soccer Coaches (formerly NSCAA) and Soccer Buzz, Sherle is the 34th All-America honoree – of any level – in Mountain West history.
A native of Meridian, Idaho, Sherle set the MW record book on fire in 2018 with a league record 20 goals. Her 11 goals in conference play was also a MW single-season record.
With four teams still playing, her 20 goals remains tied for first in the NCAA this season with fellow third-team All-American Evelyne Viens of South Florida. Her 10 game-winning goals in 2018 stands alone as No. 1 in the NCAA, as well.
Naturally, her record-breaking 2018 lead to multiple career accomplishments. Her 45 career goals now stands as the MW record while her 98 career points represents the program record. She is only five points away from tying the MW record (103 – Aleisha Cramer-Rose, BYU).
Earlier this week Sherle was named a first-team honoree on the NCAA Division I Women's All-Pacific Region Team, making her the first Bronco to earn the honor in back-to-back seasons.
She was also named the Mountain West Offensive Player of the Year (for the second-straight season) and a first-team All-MW honoree (for the third-straight season) for her efforts in the league season.
Some of Sherle's most notable games from 2018 include her hat tricks on the road at New Mexico State (Sept. 9) and at UNLV (Sept. 23). Her three goals against the Rebels was especially significant, as it secured the Boise State career goals record.
She also earned braces against Southern Utah (Sept. 2), Colorado State (Sept. 28) and Wyoming (Sept. 30). Her five multi-goal games tied the single-season program record.
Her 20 goals in 2018 accounted for 61 percent of Boise State's scoring – the highest percentage of team goals by a player in program history.