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Elizabeth Hoerner

Naval Academy
Honors Oceanography


Hoerner has a 3.86 GPA as an Honors Oceanography major. She has been named to the Superintendent’s List five times and the Commandant’s List six times. She ranks second among her 1,098 classmates in Military Order of Merit and is 61st in Overall Order of Merit.


Hoerner is Navy’s team captain for the 2013 season. At the Naval Academy, there is only one team captain and they are voted by their teammates and must be approved by the academy’s senior leadership. Hoerner is organized, thorough and efficient and the other players look up to her. She has shown great perseverance as a member of the Navy women’s soccer team. She was a walk-on that had to tryout to make team as a freshman. She only saw action in three games over her first two seasons but become a first-team all-region and first-team all-league player as a junior after winning the starting job in preseason camp. She beat out a returning goalkeeper who was an all-league selection. Hoerner also serves as the class secretary of the Naval Academy’s Class of 2014. This is a lifetime position.


Hoerner has participated in a number of community service events while at the Naval Academy. As a member of the soccer team, Hoerner has volunteered at events at the Boys and Girls Club of Annapolis. The team has also ‘adopted’ a player through Team IMPACT who has Chron’s Disease for the upcoming season and have already began meeting with and building a relationship with the young girl. Hoerner has also participated in community service events with the Midshipman Action Group and did mission work in the Dominican Republic with Campus Cru.


In her first season as the starting goalkeeper in 2012, Hoerner was 17-2-1 with a 1.06 goals-against average and four solo shutouts. She made 84 saves and had a 0.818 save percentage. In league play she was 6-0-1 with a 0.55 GAA in helping Navy win the Patriot League regular season title. Hoerner became the first Navy goalkeeper to earn All-Mid-Atlantic Region First Team honors. She was named the Patriot League Goalkeeper of the Year and to the all-league first team. She helped Navy to a 19-2-1 record in 2012.