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Former Ace Headed to Hall

Former University of Evansville women's soccer player Krissy Meek-Engelbrecht became the fourth enshrine from UE and the first student-athlete to be elected to the Missouri Valley Conference Hall of Fame.

Meek-Engelbrecht joins a class that includes baseball player Darren Dreifort of Wichita State, volleyball player Molly O'Brien from Northern Iowa, longtime MVC coordinator of men's basketball officials Jim Bain and former Creighton basketball player Bob Portman.

"I am very honored to be inducted, it is very special to me," Meek-Engelbrecht said.  "This is not just about my accomplishments, but about what our team did."

"We set out to win the Missouri Valley Conference every year and were very successful in that goal.  There were some great players on those teams and this is a credit to all of them as well."

Currently the head women's soccer coach at the University of Southern Indiana, Meek-Engelbrecht played at UE from 1996 through 1999, becoming the only soccer player in conference history, man or woman, to garner MVC Player of the Year honors on three occasions.

She led the Aces to MVC regular-season titles on three occasions (1997, 98, 99) while winning the tournament crown all four years.  Evansville made the NCAA Tournament in her final two seasons. 

Meek-Engelbrecht continues to rank second in UE history in goals (45) and points (106).  She was elected into the University of Evansville Athletics Hall of Fame in 2006 and served at UE as an assistant coach prior to accepting her position at USI.  She is entering her 10th season at the helm of the Screaming Eagles program.

Evansville has had three other inductees into the hall including Jim Byers, Arad McCutchan and Fred Schmalz.

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