Program-Record 11 Soccer Players Earn Academic All-Pac-10 Honors
Nov. 17, 2005
TEMPE, Ariz. - The Pacific-10 Conference and Commissioner Tom Hansen released the Academic All-Pac-10 teams Thursday and a program-record 11 student-athletes on the Arizona State University soccer team were included on the lists. In all, the Sun Devils had four players make the first team list, two were included on the second team and seven were honorable mention selections.
Six different players earned the first conference academic honor of their careers, including Kyleyn Felts and Lara Kezer. Both sophomores were selected to the first team and were joined by Kim Bingham and Manya Makoski. Bingham made the first team for the second year in a row while Makoski completed the climb up the lists as she was an honorable mention selection in 2003 before being named second team in 2004.
A pair of seniors comprised the Sun Devils on the second team as Elizabeth Bogus earned her third Academic All-Pac-10 Second Team selection while fellow classmate Kelley Bond earned her first academic honor. On the honorable mention list, first-time selections Lauren Niblett, Alissa Oldenkamp and Haley Stein were joined by a duo of seniors that earned their third honorable mention selection in as many years. Both Brittany Cooper and Stephanie Ebner were selected to the team in 2003, 2004 and 2005.
The soccer program, which has boasted the top team grade point average of any varsity athletic team on campus each of the past two years, has continued to add names to the conference's academic lists. In 1997 and 1998, the Sun Devils placed five student-athletes on the lists, the most in the short history of the program. Since then, the mark has been elevated on three occasions, including six in 2000 and eight in both 2003 and 2004.
2005 Academic All-Pac-10 Selections
First Team (4) - Kim Bingham, Kyleyn Felts, Lara Kezer, Manya Makoski
Second Team (2) - Elizabeth Bogus, Kelley Bond
Honorable Mention (5) - Brittany Cooper, Stephanie Ebner, Lauren Niblett, Alissa Oldenkamp, Haley Stein