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#15 Rachel Yepez
Position: Forward
Height: 5'1"
Class: Sophomore
Experience: 1 Letter
City/State: Fayetteville, N.C.
High School: Sanford HS
Born: 02/12/1988
Rachel Yepez Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 01/07/2010

2009 SEC Community Service Team
2009 SEC Offensive Player of the Week (Sept. 28)
2009 Soccer America Women's National Player of the Week (Sept. 28)
2009 Soccer America Women's National Team of the Week (Sept. 28)
2009 TopDrawerSoccer.com Women's College Team of the Week (Sept. 28)
2009 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2008 Soccer Buzz Third-Team All-Central Region
2008 SEC Community Service Team
2008 LSWA First-Team All-Louisiana
2008 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2007 TopDrawerSoccer.com Honorable Mention All-American
2007 Soccer Buzz Second-Team All-Central Region
2007 NSCAA/adidas Third-Team All-Central Region
2007 Soccer Buzz National Elite Team of the Week (Sept. 11, Sept. 25)
2007 Soccer America Women's National Team of the Week (Sept. 25)
2007 TopDrawerSoccer.com Women's College Team of the Week (Sept. 11)
2007 SEC Offensive Player of the Week (Sept. 24)
2007 LSWA First-Team All-Louisiana

CAREER
One of the most prolific scorers in program history ... An honorable mention All-American selection by TopDrawerSoccer.com in 2007 ... A two-time all-region performer by Soccer Buzz, including second-team honors in 2007 and third-team honors in 2008 ... A third-team all-region performer by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America in 2007 ... A forward who made 76 starts in 83 career appearances in four seasons with the Tigers ... Finished her LSU career ranked fifth in career appearances and tied for seventh in career starts ... Scored 33 goals and recorded 19 assists for 85 points in her collegiate career ... Was the third-leading goal scorer and point scorer in program history ... Also ranked fourth in team history in career assists ... Set LSU school records for shots (219) and shots on goal (108) in a career ... A member of the most successful senior class in the history of the LSU soccer program ... Helped guide the Tigers to three SEC Western Division championships and three NCAA Tournament appearances in 2007, 2008 and 2009 ... Member of a senior class that recorded a class record of 50 wins during its tenure from 2006-09 ... A leader on and off the field ... Was selected to the SEC Community Service Team in 2008 and 2009 ... Also named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll in each of her last two seasons with the Tigers ... Earned four letters during her collegiate career.

SENION SEASON (2009)
Made 17 starts in 19 appearances during her senior season in 2009 ... Finished her senior season as the team's third-leading scorer ... Scored six goals and seven assists for 19 points on the year ... Her seven assists was a career high for a single-season ... Scored three goals and three assists for nine points in SEC play ... Attempted 55 shots with 24 shots on goal on the year ... Selected as the Soccer America Women's National Player of the Week and the SEC Offensive Player of the Week on Sept. 28 following LSU's sweep of No. 8-ranked Georgia and Tennessee on the opening weekend of SEC play ... Scored one goal and recorded two assists in LSU's dominating 6-0 win over the Bulldogs, including an assist on Carlie Banks' game-winning goal in the third minute of play ... Scored a pair of goals in LSU's 5-1 win over the Lady Volunteers, including the game-winning goal in the seventh minute of play ... Was also named to the Soccer America Women's National Team of the Week and the TopDrawerSoccer.com Women's College Team of the Week for her performance ... Also scored the game-winning goal against Oklahoma on Sept. 11 ... Scored one goal and one assist for three points in a 7-0 win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Nov. 13 ... Helped the Tigers clinch their third-straight SEC Western Division championship with a 4-1 win over Arkansas in the team's regular-season finale on Oct. 30 ... Assisted on Malorie Rutledge's game-winning goal against the Razorbacks in the 30th minute of play ... Also scored a goal and assisted on Melissa Clarke's game-winning goal against Southern Miss on Aug. 28 ... Missed five SEC contests after suffering a high ankle sprain against Auburn on Oct. 4 ... Either scored or assisted the game-winning goal in five of LSU's victories in 2009 ... Honored as a member of the SEC Community Service Team for the second-straight season for her dedication to service off the field ... Earned a fourth varsity letter.

JUNIOR SEASON (2008)
Continued her development as one of the premier forwards in the SEC ... Appeared in all 20 games while making 19 starts during her junior season ... Finished the season as LSU's third-leading scorer with eight goals and six assists for 22 points on the season ... Had a total of five goals and 11 points in conference play ... Was the seventh-leading goal scorer and eighth-leading point scorer in the SEC in 2008 ... Scored game-winning goals against South Alabama on Aug. 22 and Mississippi State on Sept. 26 in helping the Tigers finish the season with a 14-4-2 overall mark and a school record 7-3-1 mark and 22 points in league play ... Recorded a pair of multi-goal games by scoring two goals against both South Alabama and Mississippi State ... Added goals against Centenary on Sept. 14, Alabama on Oct. 12, Kentucky on Oct. 19 and Florida on Oct. 26 ... Credited with an assist in five-straight games to end the non-conference season, including matches against BYU, Northwestern, Loyola-Chicago, Centenary and Oklahoma ... Attempted 54 total shots with 28 shots on goal in 2008 ... A leader both on and off the field, she was named to the SEC Community Service Team for the first time in her career as a result of her involvement in the Baton Rouge community ... Earned her third varsity letter.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2007)
Enjoyed a breakout sophomore season as one of the premier strikers in the SEC ... Was named a Top Drawer Soccer Honorable Mention All-American for her performance ... Also earned second-team All-Central Region honors from Soccer Buzz Magazine and third-team All-Central Region accolades from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America ... Was the SEC's second-leading scorer with 31 points and the league's top goal scorer with 14 goals on the year ... Finished the season as the team's leading scorer after cracking the starting lineup in all 24 matches ... Was LSU's most prolific scorer in a single season since former Tiger standout Artie Brown scored 14 goals and 31 points in 2004 ... Scored a team-leading three game-winning goals on the year ... Clinched the SEC Western Division championship by scoring the game-winner in the first overtime period in LSU's 1-0 shutout of Arkansas on Nov. 2 ... Also scored game-winning goals against McNeese State on Sept. 14 and College of Charleston on Sept. 21 ... Scored her first career hat trick with three goals in a dominating 7-2 win over Memphis on Sept. 6 ... Assisted on Roslyn Jones' game-winning goal against Samford in the first round of the NCAA Tournament ... Was named the SEC Offensive Player of the Week on Sept. 24 ... Was also named to the Soccer Buzz National Elite Team of the Week twice and both the Top Drawer Soccer Women's College Team of the Week and Soccer America Women's National Team of the Week once during the 2007 season ... Was a first-team All-Louisiana selection by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association ... Finished the season with 60 total shots and a team leading 32 shots on goal ... Earned her second varsity letter.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2006)
Poised to become one of the Tigers' top scoring threats during her career in Baton Rouge ... Displayed the ability to take advantage of opposing back lines with her incredible speed ... Finished her freshman season as the team's third-leading scorer with five goals and 13 points ... Was also the team's third-leading scorer in SEC play with three goals and seven points in conference action ... Appeared in all 20 games for the Tigers in 2006 with 16 starts playing primarily as a forward ... Earned the first start of her career in the team's season opener against SMU on Aug. 25 ... Scored her first career goal in LSU's 6-0 shutout of Sam Houston State on Sept. 1 ... Also tallied goals against Houston (Sept. 3), Kentucky (Sept. 24), Tennessee (Oct. 6) and Alabama (Oct. 15) ... Recorded three assists on the season ... Finished the season ranked 10th in the SEC with 24 shots on goal ... Attempted a total of 50 shots on the year to finish second on the team ... Earned her first varsity letter.

PRIOR TO LSU
Named a Soccer Buzz Top 75 Recruit for 2006 ... Member of the Region III Olympic Development Program Team since 2001 ... Member of the North Carolina State ODP Team since 2000 ... Played for head coach Allison Russell at Terry Sanford High School ... Led all Cumberland County high schools with 48 goals and 120 points as a junior ... Three-time North Carolina Soccer Coaches Association first-team Class 4A all-state (2003, 2004, 2005) ... Two-time North Carolina Regional Player of the Year (2004, 2005) ... Has received three NCSCA first-team all-region selections ... Three-time Two Rivers Conference first-team all-conference ... 2005 TRC Player of the Year ... 2005 TRC Tournament MVP ... Fayetteville Observer All-Cape Fear Region Team Player of the Year in 2005 ... Named the top offensive player of her high school team three times ... Named an NCHSAA Scholar-Athlete three times.

PERSONAL
Full name is Rachel Lauren Yepez ... Born on Feb. 12, 1988 ... Parents are Pennie and Alberto Yepez ... Has two brothers named Shaun and Christian ... Majored in sports administration.

 

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