Sun Devil Soccer Program Has Two Invited to USA Team Camp
April 4, 2006
CARSON, Calif. - Two athletes with ties to the Arizona State University soccer program were recently invited to participate in a United States Women's National Team residency training camp that will be used to help current national team coach Greg Ryan select the American roster when the team competes in several international competitions in the coming months. Former Sun Devil All-American Amy LePeilbet and current assistant coach Nancy Augustyniak Goffi will take part in the training sessions held in Carson, Calif.
The camp, which began April 2 at the Home Depot Center, will last for six months and culminate in the fall with CONCACAF qualifying matches for the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup. The camp will average three weeks of training per month with one week off and will feature full field games, training sessions, individual training sessions and weight training. The players in camp also could see action in international friendly matches in July with the U.S. taking on Sweden and Canada.
The camp roster will change throughout the duration as many players in camp with be there on 'trial' and will move in and out of camp. The initial roster is comprised of four goalies, eight defenders (which LePeilbet and Augustyniak Goffi are a part), eight midfielders and five forwards.
LePeilbet, who has accumulated 16 career caps (appearances) in international play for the U.S., has been a defensive standout for the Americans this past year and she helped the home side to a streak of 10 matches in a row in 2005 of not allowing a goal. She is one of the most decorated players in Arizona State history as she helped the Sun Devils to the second round of the NCAA tournament as a senior. A three-time First-Team All-Pac-10 selection, she did not miss a start in her four-years at ASU, playing in 74 career games. She also was a two-time Academic All-American and a NSCAA Second-Team All-American as a senior.
Augustyniak Goffi, who joined the Sun Devil coaching staff in early March, starred at center back for ASU head coach Ray Leone while at Clemson and the Atlanta Beat (WUSA) before playing internationally. She competed for the Tigers from 1997-2000 and capped her career by helping CU post a 19-3-1 record in 2000 while advancing to the Elite 8 of the NCAA Championships. As a senior, Augustyniak Goffi helped CU claim its lone regular season ACC crown and was selected both All-American and All-Southeast Region. In one of her team's biggest wins, Augustyniak Goffi scored one goal and added an assist as the Tigers upset No. 1 North Carolina, 2-1. Augustyniak Goffi was also selected to two All-ACC teams, earning first team honors in both 1999 and 2000 while also being selected to the 1998 and 1999 All-ACC Tournament teams. One of the premier players in CU history, she was selected one of the Top 50 players in ACC history on August 14, 2002, joining her twin sister Julie and current Sun Devil assistant coach (and former Tar Heel) Tracey Leone on the elite list.