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Three Sun Devils Selected for All-MPSF Awards

Apr 28, 2021

On Thursday afternoon, the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation league office announced the All-MPSF Teams for the 2021 season. Representing Arizona State in the All-MPSF First-Team is senior Bente Rogge. Senior Amira Van Buren and freshman Luca Petovary who were both named All-MPSF Honorable Mentions. Petovary was also named to the MPSF All-Newcomer Team after her successful freshman campaign. 

In her final season in maroon and gold, Rogge solidified herself as one of ASU's top defenders and playmakers. Her record-breaking season moving into ASU's top 10 all-time scorers list helped the Sun Devils secure a top-five ranking for the final 11 weeks of the season. Rogge's 35 goals were second on the team behind Luca Petovary's 39, but she got it done on both sides of the ball, recording 31 steals and 20 field blocks, second best in the NCAA, to earn All-MPSF First Team honors. This is the third All-MPSF honor of Rogge's career. In 13 of the Sun Devils' 21 games, Rogge tallied a multiple goal game, which was two higher than the next highest player on the list. In the midst of the season, she also carried a 15 game scoring streak in which ASU went 10-5 in that time span. Despite her impressive streak ending at 15, Rogge managed to score in 18 of 21 games this season which was the second most games on the team. 

Team Captain, Amira Van Buren, was named an All-MPSF Honorable Mention this season after recording 27 goals this season and defensively getting it done game after game. Van Buren drew 21 exclusions in as many games this season for the Sun Devils, which was seven more than the next highest player in that category. She had the second most games with three or more goals in a game, with four, including her four goal performance against No. 1 USC to end the regular season. This is Van Buren's second All-MPSF honor after making the All-MPSF Second Team in 2020. She also led offensively with one of the highest shooting percentages on the team with a 0.458% (minimum 40 shots). She will be returning in 2022 for her final year of eligibility.

Luca Petovary ended her impressive regular-season freshman campaign with an All-MPSF Honorable Mention as well as being named to the MPSF All-Newcomer Team. Petovary led the team with 39 goals, which put her seventh in the program's record books for season goals as a freshman. She had five games of three or more goals and notched 11 multi-goal games in her 15 game scoring streak to start the season. In the regular season, Petovary was named Newcomer of the Week twice, and ended the season fourth in the MPSF in goals scored, while being the sole freshman in the top 10. Defensively, Petovary was a force to be reckoned with, recording 14 drawn exclusions, 12 steals, and 11 field blocks to place top five on the team in each of those three categories.