Former Sun Devils Selected During WPS Draft
Oct. 7, 2008
Former Arizona State soccer players Elizabeth Bogus (2002-05), Manya Makoski (2002-05) and Amy LePeilbet (2000-03) and former Sun Devil assistant coach Nancy Augustyniak Goffi were among the 28 players selected in the Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) General Draft on Monday.
The draft consisted of four rounds of selections of international and domestic players for all seven - Bay Area, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New Jersey/New York, St. Louis, Washington D.C. - WPS teams.
Selected in the first round by the Boston Breakers, LePeilbet started every match of her 74-game collegiate career at ASU She was named a Second-Team NSCAA All-American as a senior and earned three First-Team All-Pac-10 citations. LePeilbet was also twice named an Academic All-American.
Bogus, who was selected by Bay Area in the third round, tallied 31 goals and 18 assists for 80 points during her four-year career with the Sun Devils. She was named First-Team All-Pac-10 two times and was a Freshman All-American and the Pac-10 Freshman of the Year in 2002.
Also selected in the third round (Los Angeles) was Makoski, who was a four-year standout for the Sun Devils, earning All-Pac 10 accolades four times and Freshman All-America honors in 2002. She tallied 24 goals and 22 assists for 70 points during her collegiate career.
All three former players were on ASU's NCAA Tournament teams in 2002 and 2003, which both advanced to the second round. LePeilbet was also on ASU's first ever NCAA Tournament team in 2000, which also advanced to the second round.
Selected by Boston in the second round, Augustyniak Goffi joined the Sun Devil program as an assistant coach in March 2006 and remained on staff for two seasons. A native of Peachtree, Ga., Augustyniak Goffi, competed for Clemson from 1997-2000 she was selected both All-American and All-Southeast Region in 2000 in addition to earning First-Team All-ACC honors in both 1999 and 2000.
WPS is the highest level women's professional soccer league in North America. Formed in September 2007 as the result of the efforts of the Women's Soccer Initiative, Inc., WPS, which will begin play in April 2009 consists of seven teams across the country.