Bogus And Makoski Named To Soccer America's Freshman All-America Team

Jan. 23, 2003

TEMPE, Ariz. - The postseason awards continue to roll in for Arizona State freshmen soccer sensations Elizabeth Bogus and Manya Makoski who were both just named to Soccer America Magazine's Freshman All-America team. Additionally, Bogus and Makoski have also been named one of 12 finalists for the 2002 National Freshman of the Year by Soccer Buzz Magazine. Bogus and Makoski's selections make Arizona State the only school in the country with multiple freshmen of the year honorees.

With the honor, Bogus and Makoski make up half of the players from the powerful Pacific-10 Conference on the squad, joined by UCLA's Jill Oakes and Stanford's Hayley Hunt. No other conference had more than two players make the All-America team.

'We are all really proud of Manya and Bogi,' said Head Coach Ray Leone. 'They have both had such a spectacular season that they deserve the honor. But the best thing about these two players is that they can still improve which bodes well for the future of Arizona State soccer.'

Makoski was also one of three players selected to Soccer America's 11-player Freshman All-America team from the United State Under-19 squad, which toppled Canada in the championship match last September. Fellow Arizona State freshman Stephanie Ebner was also a member of the U-19 national team as well.

North Carolina's Lindsay Tarpley was selected the nation's top freshman by the publication.

The following is the list of accomplishments Bogus and Makoski obtained in their initial season as Sun Devils.

Liz Bogus o Forward o Freshman o Sandy, Utah

Earned Freshman All-America honors by Soccer America Magazine ... one of 12 finalist for National Freshman of the Year honors by Soccer Buzz Magazine ... named the Pacific-10 Conference Freshman of the Year ... Bogus becomes the second Sun Devil - in only the seventh year of the program - to garner Pac-10 Freshman/Newcomer of the Year honors in the past four years, joining former All-American Stacey Tullock (1998-2001) on that elite list ... In 21 games this season, Bogus ranks first in the Pac-10 Conference in game-winning goals (7), third in shots (62) and goals (10), and sixth in points (22) ... Her seven game-winners also tied the Arizona State school record for a single-season ... Bogus is a 2002 All-Pac-10 First Team selection, one of only two freshmen to earn that distinction this season ... She was twice selected as the Pac-10 Player of the Week, named to the Sept. 30 Soccer America Team of the Week and the Oct. 1 Soccer Buzz Magazine Elite Feet of the Week.

Manya Makoski o Midfielder o Freshman o Trumbull, Connecticut

Earned Freshman All-America honors by Soccer America Magazine ... one of 12 finalist for National Freshman of the Year honors by Soccer Buzz Magazine ... NSCAA third-team All-West Region choice ... Makoski started in 19 games (missing the first two due to U-19 National Team commitments) setting an ASU single-season record with nine assists, also good for third in the Pac-10 ... Four of Makoski's nine assists were game-winners to Bogus ... 2002 All-Pac-10 Second Team selection ... Makoski finished the year second on the team in goals (6), first in assists (9) and second in points (21) and game-winning goals (2). Makoski was one of the team's most essential pieces on offense and defense all season long as they made their run into the NCAA Championships.

SOCCER AMERICA WOMEN'SFRESHMAN ALL-AMERICA TEAM

Elizabeth Bogus (Arizona State)Forward from Sandy, UtahPac-10's top freshman led surging Sun Devils with 10 goals -- seven gamewinners -- and three assists, leading path to NCAA Tournament.

Manya Makoski (Arizona State)Midfielder from Trumbull, Conn.Arrived from U-19 triumph to make things click in Sun Devil midfield, scoring six goals with school-record nine assists.

Brittany Barakat (Connecticut)Forward from Arlington, Texas

Courtney Crandell (Charlotte)Forward from Des Moines, Iowa

Micaela Esquivel (Santa Clara)Defender/Midfielder from Albuquerque, N.M.

Lindsey Huie (Portland)Midfielder from Mission Viejo, Calif.

Hayley Hunt (Stanford)Defender from San Marino, Calif.

Mallory Mahar (Maryland)Defender/Midfielder from Medina, Ohio

Jill Oakes (UCLA)Midfielder from West Hills, Calif.

Kati Jo Spisak (Texas A&M)Goalkeeper from Manchester, Mo.

Lindsay Tarpley (North Carolina)Midfielder/Forward from Kalamazoo, Mich.

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