Yepez Receives More National Attention
BATON ROUGE ? After earning her first career SEC Offensive Player of the Week honor Monday, LSU forward Rachel Yepez was named to a pair of National Teams of the Week on Tuesday for her performance on the pitch this past week.
Yepez has been named to both the Soccer America Women’s National Team of the Week and the Soccer Buzz National Elite Team of the Week this week after leading the Tigers during their final week of the non-conference season.
The sophomore from Fayetteville, N.C., helped lead the Tigers to their first positive result against an opponent ranked among the top 10 teams in the nation by scoring LSU’s first goal of the match and assisting on the second in a 2-2 draw with fourth-ranked Texas on Sept. 18.
She also tallied a pair of goals in the Tigers’ 4-0 shutout of College of Charleston on Friday, including the game-winner just 1:15 into the match. Yepez showed her quick strike ability against the Cougars as her second goal was scored just 1:06 into the second half for the final margin.
Yepez has been named to four National Teams of the Week to this point in the season as she was also named to both the Soccer Buzz National Elite Team of the Week and the Top Drawer Soccer Women’s College Team of the Week on Sept. 11. She is the leading scorer in the SEC with nine goals and 19 points through nine matches this season.
Yepez and the rest of the LSU soccer team kicks off the SEC season at home this weekend as they welcome Mississippi State to the LSU Soccer Complex on Friday in a match scheduled for 7 p.m. They follow with a match against division rival Ole Miss on Sunday at 1 p.m. that is set for a live television broadcast on Fox Sports Net.
Soccer America Women’s National Team of the Week
GK, Alyssa Naeher, So., Penn State
D, Kelly Eagan, So., Villanova
D, Dani Morin, So., UNLV
M, Kristin Andrighetto, So., Missouri
M, C.J. Ludemann, So., Duke
M, Elli Reed, Fr., Portland
F, Lauren Cheney, So., UCLA
F, Annie Lowery, Sr., James Madison
F, Jen Mello, Jr., San Diego
F, Kim Silos, Jr., Long Beach State
F, Rachel Yepez, So., LSU
Soccer Buzz National Elite Team of the Week
Niki Arlitt, Fr., Texas
Maylee Attin-Johnson, Jr., Kennesaw State
Jenna Billingsley, Sr., Denver
Alysha Bonnick, Fr., Missouri
Lauren Cheney, So., UCLA
Kelly Eagan, So., Villanova
Nancy Haskell, Sr., Davidson
Jill Hutchinson, So., Wake Forest
Chioma Igwe, Sr., Santa Clara
Erin Kane, Jr., UW-Milwaukee
Christie Kotynski, So., Indiana
Adele Letro, Jr., Utah
Kia McNeill, Sr., Boston College
Dani Morin, So., UNLV
Katherine Sheeleigh, Fr., Harvard
Geneva Sills, Jr., Colorado College
Andrea Willis, So. BYU
Rachel Yepez, So., LSU