Soccer Commits Seven Student-Athletes, Including Three U.S. Youth National Team Players
Feb. 6, 2002
TEMPE, Ariz. - Second year head soccer coach Ray Leone announced Wednesday that seven student-athletes have officially declared their commitment to Arizona State University and the Sun Devil soccer program.
'We are extremely excited about the 2002 freshman class,' said Leone. 'This class combines the athleticism, speed and skill necessary to compete for a Pac-10 title. Not only are they tremendous athletes, they are excellent students as well and will be great ambassadors for Arizona State University.' Full bios to follow:
o 2001 Adidas Utah High School Player of the Year.
* 2002 Gatorade Utah High School Player of the Year.
o Region IV ODP Team.
o U.S. Youth National Team Player.
o 2002-2001 Parade All-American.
* 2002 Gatorade New Mexico High School Player of the Year.
o 2000-01 Adidas New Mexico High School Player of the Year.
o U.S. Youth National Team Player.
o 2000 Parade All-American.
o U.S. Youth National Team Player
* 2002 Parade All-American
* 2002 Gatorade Connecticut High School Player of the Year
o 2001 Adidas Connecticut High School Player of the Year.
o 2000-01 NSCAA All-American.
o Arizona State ODP Team.
o Two-time state champion with Sureno '84.
o Region IV ODP Team.
o Four-time Cal-North ODP Team.
* Monterey Bay Central Coast Player of the Year.
* Posted 50 career wins, 35 shutouts with a 0.58 goals-against average.
Sandy, Utah (Brighton HS)
2001 Region IV ODP team member ... 1998-2002 Utah ODP team member ... 2002 Gatorade Utah High School Player of the Year ... 2001 NSCAA Adidas Utah High School Player of the Year ... selected to the Interregional National camp in Chicago (Aug. 2001) ... participated in the 2001 Adidas ESP camp (top-150 players in the country) ... recorded 79 career goals and 27 assists at Brighton ... three-time 5A all-state first team selection ... earned all-state second team honors her freshman year ... 1999 national 3v3 champion with future ASU teammate Stephanie Ebner ... also played club soccer for the Firebirds ... 2001 student body vice president ... 1998 Presidents Award for academic excellence ... completed various service projects as part of the Service Learning class and as volunteer for Habitat for Humanity ... parents are Tom Bogus and Brooke Adams.
Albuquerque, New Mexico (Eldorado HS)
Member of the U-19 national team from 2000-02 ... member of the Region IV ODP team from 1996-2001 ... New Mexico State ODP team from 1996-2001 ... 2002 Gatorade New Mexico High School Player of the Year ... 2001 NSCAA Adidas New Mexico High School Player of the Year ... 2001 All-American selection ... 2002-2001 Parade All-American ... 1999 and 2001 New Mexico State Player of the Year ... 2000 Playmaker of the Year ... four-time first-team all-state, city and district selection ... four-time District Player of the Year ... 1999 and 2001 Tribune Player of the Year ... holds New Mexico high school state records in goals (174) and assists (83) ... also played for the state champion Rio F.C club team ... parents are Judy and Mitch Cooper.
Taylorsville, Utah (Taylorsville HS)
2001 U-19 National Team member ... 2000 U-16 National Team member ... 1998-2001 Region IV ODP team member ... 2000 Parade All-American ... 2000 NSCAA All-American ... also played for the three-time state champion U-18 Utah Futbol club coached by Gordon Ebner ... 1999 3v3 national champion with future ASU teammate Elizabeth Bogus ... member of the high honor roll ... parents are Gordon and Dawn Ebner.
Trumbull, Connecticut (Trumbull HS)
Member of the U-19 National Team ... 2000-01 Region I ODP team member ... 2002 Gatorade Connecticut High School Player of the Year ... 2001 NSCAA Adidas Connecticut High School Player of the Year ... 2002 Parade All-American ... 2001-2000 NSCAA All-American ... 2001 NSCAA Adidas U-17 All-American team ... 2001 Adidas Elite Soccer Program participant (top-150 players in the country) ... 2000-01 Hartford Courant Player of the Year ... 2000-2001 Connecticut Post MVP ... 2000 New Haven Register MVP ... 1998, 1999, 2001 Connecticut Class LL state champion ... four time Connecticut FCIAC final champions ... 2000 FCIAC final MVP ... 2000-01 All-New England team ... 2000-01 all-state team ... also played for the Yankee United HEAT team coached by Wayne Mones ... finished first in the Connecticut Class L Indoor long jump ... four-time honor roll member ... class Vice President all four years ... also was a Special Olympics volunteer ... parents are Milton and Mary Makoski.
Phoenix, Arizona (Thunderbird HS)
2000 Arizona ODP team member ... 2001 4A first-team all-region selection ... helped lead Thunderbird HS to a second round state playoff game ... leading scorer for both Thunderbird High School and her club team ... scored over 100 goals between club and high school ... coached at Thunderbird by Peter Baralic ... coached in club soccer by Matt Potter ... 2000-01 state champion in club soccer with Sureno ... Region IV semifinalist ... parents are Ben and Judy Schaub.
Santa Rosa, California (Ursuline HS)
Member of the 2000 Region IV ODP team ... four year member of the Cal-North ODP team ... went on international tour to Italy with the regional team ... coached by Kristen Dunlap at Ursuline HS ... coached by Trish Zeimer on the Santa Rosa United Thunder club team ... member of the honor roll ... scholar-athlete winner ... Associated Student Body Historian ... parents are Gary and Janna Stein.
Monterey, California (The York School)
Four year starter as the team's goalkeeper ... recorded 50 wins with 35 shutouts ... tallied a 0.58 goals-against average and a .930 save percentage ... 1999-2000 undefeated league champions ... earned defensive MVP honors ... was an all-league and all county choice ... county all-star game starter ... 2000-2001 team captain ... defensive MVP and all-county selection ... posted 176 saves ... county all-star starter ... 2001-2002 Monterey Bay Central Coast Player of the Year ... Herald Player of the Year and Californian Player of the Year ... recorded 213 saves ... captain and team MVP ... league MVP and all-county selection ... earned the Coaches Award ... coached by Jen Netherwood, former goalkeeper at U.C. Berkeley and Assistant Coach at the University of Arizona ... also was a two-year starter and captain for the Santa Cruz County Woodrows Club Team ... led the team to a third place finish at the Snickers State Cup Championships ... coached by Khalid Al-Rasheed ... admitted to Arizona State's Barrett Honors College and honors Business School.
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