Michelle

Makasini

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Midfielder
Height: 5'5"
Class: Junior
City/State: Euless, Texas
High School: Colleyville Heritage HS
Experience: 3 Letters

Bio

2007 Top Drawer Soccer Honorable Mention All-American
2007 NSCAA/adidas First-Team All-Central Region
2007 Soccer Buzz Second-Team All-Central Region
2007 First-Team All-SEC
2007 Soccer America Women's National Player of the Week (Oct. 9)
2007 Soccer America Women's National Team of the Week (Oct. 9)
2007 Soccer Buzz National Elite Team of the Week (Oct. 9)
2007 Top Drawer Soccer Women's College Team of the Week (Oct. 9)
2007 SEC Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 8)
2007 LSWA First-Team All-Louisiana
2007 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2006 Soccer Buzz Fourth-Team Freshman All-American
2006 Top Drawer Soccer All-Rookie First-Team
2006 Soccer Buzz Central Region All-Freshman Team
2006 SEC All-Freshman Team
2006 SEC Offensive Player of the Week (Sept. 4)
2006 SEC Freshman of the Week (four times)
2006 LSWA Louisiana Player of the Year
2006 LSWA Louisiana Freshman of the Year
2006 LSWA First-Team All-Louisiana

JUNIOR SEASON (2008)
Made 19 appearances for the Tigers with 10 starts as a forward and attacking midfielder ... Finished the season as the team’s fourth-leading scorer with seven goals and four assists for 18 points ... Recorded her second career hat trick with three goals in LSU’s 7-0 shutout of Centenary, including the game-winner in the 19th minute of play ... Scored a pair of goals in the Tigers’ 7-0 defeat of Alabama on Oct. 12 ... Added goals in wins over 18th-ranked BYU on Aug. 25 and Northwestern on Aug. 30 ... Suffered an ankle injury against Northwestern that forced her to miss her only game of the season when the Tigers took on Loyola-Chicago on Sept. 1 ... Assisted on Rachel Yepez’s game-winning goal against Mississippi State in LSU’s conference opener on Sept. 26 ... Also credited with assists against Alabama, Auburn and BYU during the 2008 season ... Pressured opposing goalkeepers with 42 shots and 21 shots on goal during the season ... Earned her third varsity letter.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2007)
Established herself as one of the top midfielders in the Southeastern Conference with her performance in 2007 ... Was chosen as a Top Drawer Soccer Honorable Mention All-American and a first-team All-SEC selection after being named to the SEC All-Freshman Team in 2006 ... One of three players in the history of the LSU women's soccer program to earn first-team all-conference honors ... Received first-team All-Central Region honors from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and second-team All-Central Region accolades from Soccer Buzz Magazine ... One of seven Tigers to start all 24 matches in 2007 ... Finished the season tied as the team's second-leading scorer with nine goals, three assists and 21 points on the year ... Was also the team's leading scorer in SEC play with five goals and 11 points in 11 league matches ... Named the Soccer America Women's National Player of the Week and SEC Offensive Player of the Week following her performance in LSU's win over the sixth-ranked Tennessee Lady Volunteers on Oct. 5 ... Scored a pair of goals in LSU's 3-0 shutout of the Lady Vols, marking the team's first ever win over Tennessee and its first ever win over an opponent ranked among the Top 10 teams in the nation ... Was also named to the Soccer Buzz National Elite Team of the Week, the Top Drawer Soccer Women's College Team of the Week and the Soccer America Women's National Team of the Week following her performance against Tennessee ... Also scored game-winning goals against Mississippi State on Sept. 28 and Vanderbilt on Oct. 19 ... Assisted on Rachel Yepez's game-winning goal in a 1-0 overtime win over Arkansas on Nov. 2 to clinch LSU's first ever SEC Western Division championship ... Helped lead the Tigers to their first ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament ... Was an LSWA First-Team All-Louisiana selection ... Also a standout in the classroom ... Was named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the first time in her career ... Earned her second varsity letter.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2006)
Finished her rookie campaign as one of the most decorated freshmen in the history of LSU soccer ... Joined fellow freshman Chelsea Potts as the first Tigers to earn All-America honors as she was named a Soccer Buzz Fourth-Team Freshman All-American following the 2006 season ... Earned distinction as one of the nation's top freshmen as a member of the Top Drawer Soccer All-Rookie First-Team, the SEC All-Freshman Team and the Soccer Buzz Central Region All-Freshman Team ... Started all 20 games for the Tigers as both a forward and attacking midfielder ... Scored the first goal of her LSU career on a free kick in the Tigers' 2-0 shutout of in-state rival UL-Lafayette on Aug. 29 ... Recorded a hat trick in LSU's 3-0 win over South Alabama on Sept. 15 ... Was the team's first hat trick since Rachel Cohen scored three goals against cross-town rival Southern on Nov. 2, 2003 ... Voted LSU Female Athlete of the Week by a panel of local sports media for her performance against South Alabama ... Scored a team-high five game-winning goals on the season against UL-Lafayette (Aug. 29), Sam Houston State (Sept. 1), South Alabama (Sept. 15), Mississippi State (Sept. 29) and Arkansas (Oct. 27) ... Recorded a career-high two assists against both 14th-ranked Texas on Sept. 13 and Western Division rival Alabama on Oct. 15 ... Finished the season as the SEC's second-leading scorer with 11 goals and tied the LSU freshman record of 29 points previously set by former Tiger Stacy Bishop in the 2003 season ... Was tied for third in the conference with seven assists ... Proved to be a constant threat to opposing goalkeepers as she led the SEC with 87 total shots and finished the season tied for second in the conference with 39 shots on goal ... Named SEC Freshman of the Week a league-leading four times ... Was also named the SEC Offensive Player of the Week and LSWA Louisiana Player of the Week on Sept. 4 after scoring a total of four goals and recording one assist in wins over UL-Lafayette, Sam Houston State and Houston ... Named both the Louisiana Collegiate Player and Freshman of the Year by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association ... Earned her first varsity letter.

PRIOR TO LSU
Named a 2005 High School All-American by Student Sports ... A Soccer Buzz Top 75 Recruit for 2006 ... Named a National Player to Watch in 2006 by Student Sports ... Member of the Region III Olympic Development Program Team from 2000-2003 ... Region III ODP Team Pool in 2005 ... Member of the Texas State ODP Team the last seven years ... Named a team captain for Colleyville Heritage High School for the 2006 season ... Scored a total of 144 goals in her high school career ... Led all Texas Class 5A high schools in goals scored as a freshman (39) and sophomore (43) ... Was second among Texas Class 5A high schools in goals scored as a junior (35) ... Voted first-team Class 5A all-state by the Texas Association of Soccer Coaches in 2005 ... Received four first-team all-area selections by the Dallas Morning News and Ft. Worth Star Telegram from 2002-06 ... Named 2004 Player of the Year by the Ft. Worth Star Telegram ... Voted Newcomer of the Year by the Dallas Morning News and Ft. Worth Star Telegram in 2003 ... Two-time Forward of the Year in District 5-5A (2004, 2005) ... Played club soccer for Dallas Texans Red 88 North ... Club team was ranked No. 1 in the nation by NationalSoccerRanking.com in the spring ... Club team was a United States Youth Soccer Association National Championship Semifinalist in 2004 ... Led club team to the 2006 Disney Championship ... Led club team to the Region III Premiere League Championship four times ... Club team won the Lake Highlands League Grand Championship, North Texas State Cup Championship and Southern Region III Championship in 2004.

PERSONAL
Full name is Michelle Makasini ... Born on April 19, 1988 ... Daughter of Sheri and Fa Makasini ... Father played professional rugby in Tonga ... Majoring in mass communications at LSU.

 

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