LePeilbet And Makoski Earn NSCAA All-West Region Honors

Dec. 5, 2002

TEMPE, Ariz. - Arizona State soccer players Amy LePeilbet and Manya Makoski have been named to the 2002 National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-West Region Soccer Team, announced Thursday by the NSCAA. LePeilbet, a defender, earned second team honors, while Makoski, a midfielder, claimed third team distinction.

LePeilbet, a junior from Crystal Lake, Illinois, was a main component in helping to carry the Sun Devils into the second round of the NCAA Championships, the team's second NCAA appearance in the last three years. LePeilbet, the team's top defender, played a major role in ASU's nationally ranked program. A two-time All-Pac-10 first-team selection, LePeilbet is also a member of the U-21 National Team and scored two goals and posted one assist this year. LePeilbet was the quarterback of the ASU defense, playing middle back, that helped the Devils to tie a school record of five straight shutouts this year. Starting in all 21 matches, she assisted ASU to a 12-6-2 overall record with six shutouts, including five straight to tie the school record. Additionally, LePeilbet also earned 2002 Academic All-American honors.

Makoski, a freshman from Trumbull, Connecticut, started in 19 of the 21 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. A 2002 All-Pac-10 Second Team selection, Makoski is also one of 12 finalists for Soccer Buzz Magazine Freshman of the Year honors. She 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 Arizona State made their run into the NCAA Championships.

The NSCAA All-American team, which both players are now eligible for, will be announced at the College Cup this weekend in Austin, Texas.

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