Student-Athlete Profile | Carli Boyer '22

Dickinson women's soccer goalkeeper Carli Boyer '22

Our Student-Athlete Profile series turns to All-American goalkeeper Carli Boyer (Silver Spring, Md./Bethesda-Chevy Chase). Carli was named to the 2019 D3soccer.com Women's All-America Team as a Third-team selection, becoming the first player in program history to earn All-America honors. Boyer was named Second-team All-Region and First-team All-Centennial Conference following a record-breaking year in the nets.

She set a school record with 12 shutouts in 2019, posting clean sheets in the final three regular season games and the conference semifinal. She also set the school record with a 0.52 goals-against-average, allowing just 11 goals on the year. She currently holds the top spot in career goals-against as well at 0.56.

The Red Devils allowed just three goals in the conference during the regular season and allowed just 12 on the year overall. They surrendered two goals in a match, just three times this season, posting 12 shutouts and led the conference with a remarkable 0.58 goals against average. Carli ranked seventh in the nation in shutouts, ninth in save percentage (.892) and finished in the top-20 for goals-against-average.

The Red Devils advanced to the "Sweet Sixteen" of the NCAA National Championship for the third time in program history. The Red Devils captured the regular season title in the Centennial Conference, going undefeated with an 8-0-2 mark and tied the school record for wins at 16-3-4 overall. They ranked as high as 11th during season and posted the program's highest final ranking, finishing 14th in the both the D3soccer.com and United Soccer Coaches national polls

What made you come to Dickinson?  

I chose Dickinson because I wanted a community-based learning experience, the ability to play competitive soccer, and the chance to study abroad. While touring the school I had the opportunity to sit in on a seminar based class where it was clear that the students and professors had strong personal relationships. Since being on campus I've had the pleasure of taking intimate classes and creating similar connections.

What have you enjoyed most about being a Dickinson Red Devil?  

As a student athlete, I've appreciated being able to play competitive soccer while also concentrating on my studies. Since the fall of my first year on campus, I've had the opportunity to make connections with both teammates and peers. Additionally, I've been able to participate in a number of organizations on campus and become involved in the Carlisle community. 

What are you doing to keep busy?

Although I would have loved to be on campus and playing soccer this past fall, I've taken the time to learn how to crochet and bake. I've also appreciated spending time with my family and have found joy in playing new sports like tennis and ping-pong. Additionally, I rescued a hedgehog and have been taking care of her. 

Why are you Dickinson Proud?

I'm Dickinson proud because of the dedication of the faculty and staff. In particular, I've felt like my coaches and professors have contributed an immense amount of time and effort into fostering a unique experience for every Dickinson student.  

Dickinson women's soccer goaltender Carli Boyer '22 stands ready to protect the net Dickinson goalkeeper and rookie defender Sarah Hughes celebrate a win over Amherst College in the 2019 NCAA Tournament Red Devil goalkeeper Carli Boyer looks to clear the ball