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Amy LePeilbet

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LePeilbet missed several years from the national team picture, but she has been one of the USA's best and most consistent defenders since recovering from a torn ACL in 2006. She started in 11 of 12 games played for the U.S. in 2011, with six starts in the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup in Germany, playing all but 67 minutes in the event.

2012: Had her best year for the U.S. WNT thus far, playing in 28 of the USA’s 32 matches and starting 27, all career highs … Played 2,041 minutes, also a career high … Started five matches at the 2012 Olympics at right back and helped the USA to the gold medal, her first … Played every minute of her three starts at the CONACAF Olympic Qualifying tournament … 2011: Had some injury issues but still played in 12 games for the USA starting 11 for more than 904 minutes and got healthy in time to start all six games at the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup, her first world championship tournament … Played all but 67 minutes of the World Cup … Earned her 50th career cap in the Women’s World Cup opener against North Korea … 2010: Established herself as a regular in the central defense while starting 17 of the 18 matches the USA played … Finished second on the team in minutes played with 1,439 … Started all five games and played all but 45 minutes at the CONCACAF Women’s World Cup Qualifying Tournament … Played all 180 minutes in the two-leg Women’s World Cup playoff against Italy … 2009: Made a return to the national team due to her excellent play in WPS and ended up starting four matches, including the big win against Germany in October … 2008: Came into the National Team during Pia Sundhage’s second training camp in January but was still recovering from her knee injury and did not play a match during the year … 2007: Did not play for the USA as she recovered from ACL surgery but did some rehabilitation during the Residency Training Camp … 2006: Played in 13 matches, starting nine and was a member of Residency Training Camp … Played every minute of all three matches at the Four Nations Tournament, leading a defense that allowed just one goal in three games … Started and played every minute of three matches at the Algarve Cup … Was diagnosed with a torn ACL at the Peace Queen Cup in South Korea in October and had surgery at the end of the year … 2005: Played in four matches, starting three … 2004: Earned her first six caps in 2004, playing in the Four Nations Tournament in China, the CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Costa Rica and the Algarve Cup in Portugal … Earned her first start in a 2-0 win against Canada in Shenzhen, China on Feb. 3, 2004 … A member of the USA’s Residency Training Camp … Youth National Teams: A key player in the center of the defense for the U.S. U-21s as the team won both the 2002 and 2003 Nordic Cups … She played every minute of every game in both tournaments … First Appearance: Jan. 30, 2004, vs. Sweden … First Goal: None.

Professional / Club – 2012: Allocated to the Chicago Red Stars for the inaugural NWLS season, but underwent knee surgery in February, ruling her out for the season … 2011: Played 862 minutes in 10 games for the Boston Breakers, starting them all, while helping the club to a playoff berth … 2010: Was again one of the best defenders in WPS, earning her second consecutive WPS Defender of the Year Award … Played every minute of all 22 games she started and was named to the WPS Best XI … Also named a starter in the WPS All-Star Game … 2009: Taken by the Boston Breakers fourth overall in the 2009 WPS Draft … Had an excellent season for the Breakers, playing every minute of all 19 games she started in the center of the defense and was named the WPS Defender of the Year … Named a WPS First Team All-Star and played in the WPS All-Star Game … 2008: Played for the Pali Blues, helping the club to the W-League title game, where she scored the tying goal on a header in the 2-1 win … Youth: Played for the USL W-1 Chicago Cobras in junior and senior years of high school and freshman and sophomore years of college … Played for Sparta youth club teams … Played for the Arizona Heatwave in the W-League in 2005.

Personal – Full name is Amy Elizabeth LePeilbet … Majored in sociology with a 3.81 GPA … Enjoys bike riding and snowboarding … Really enjoys music, and her current favorite artists are Kings of Leon, Lady Antebellum and Lady Gaga … Her sister Abby worked for the WPS league office and worked in editorial for FIFA.com … Favorite TV shows are “Seinfeld,” “Modern Family” and “Glee” … Enjoys reading non-fiction and biographies … Coached junior varsity soccer and was an assistant for the varsity team at Mountain Pointe High School in Phoenix during the 2005-06 season.College / High School: One of the most decorated players in Arizona State history, 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 … Did not miss a start in her four years at ASU, playing in 74 career games … A two-time Academic All-American … Scored three goals as a senior and six in her career … An NSCAA Second-Team All-American as a senior … High School: 2000 graduate of Prairie Ridge High School in Crystal Lake, Ill. … Lettered four years in soccer and three times in basketball … Captain of the soccer and basketball teams in 1999-00 … Three-time all-conference, all-tournament and MVP in basketball … Holds school records for total goals (53) and assists (37) … Basketball school record holder in a season with 137 assists and 86 steals.
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