Malkiewicz Named Preseason All-CUSA

IRVING, Texas - East Carolina senior Amanda Malkiewicz has been named preseason All-Conference USA in a vote by the league's 12 head coaches the league announced Tuesday.

Malkiewicz, who was a third-team All C-USA selection in 2010, started all 19 games for the Pirates and became the fifth player in school history to lead the squad in goals (7), assists (6) and points (20) in the same season.

The Forked River, N.J. native played nearly 1,200 minutes and pushed her consecutive starting streak to 60 matches with her start at Marshall in the season finale. She closed out the year ranked among the league leaders (all games) in points and points per game (t-7th), goals and goals per game (ninth) and assists and assists per game (t-10th).

In league play, she netted four goals (one game-winning vs. Rice), registered three assists and tallied 11 points and closed out the campaign ranked fourth all-time on ECU's career charts in assists (16) and points (50), while ranking sixth in goals (17).

Malkiewicz accomplishments off the field are just as impressive. The math education major is a two-time C-USA Academic Medal winner, three-time C-USA Honor Roll and six-time ECU Director of Athletics Honor Roll recipient. Last year she picked up first-team All C-USA and second-team NSCAA Scholar All-South Region honors as well.

2011 C-USA PRESEASON OFFENSIVE PLAYER-OF-THE-YEAR
Tishia Jewell, Jr., F, UCF (Satellite Beach, Fla.)

2011 C-USA PRESEASON DEFENSIVE PLAYER-OF-THE-YEAR
Lizzy Simonin, Sr., D, Memphis (Lee's Summit, Mo.)

2011 PRESEASON ALL-CONFERENCE USA TEAM
Sierra Keeler, So., D, Colorado College (Seattle, Wash.)
Amanda Malkiewicz, Sr., F, East Carolina (Forked River, N.J.)
Katelyn Rhodes, Jr. MF, Houston (Lubbock, Texas)
Lizzy Simonin, Sr., D, Memphis (Lee's Summit, Mo.)
Amy Beger, Jr., D/F, Rice (Saint Charles, Mo.)
Kaitlyn Eidson, Sr., D, SMU (Katy, Texas)
Jordan O'Brien, So., MF, Tulsa (Garden Grove, Calif.)
Marissa Diggs, So., D, UCF (Rowlett, Texas)
Katie Jackson, Sr., MF, UCF (Satellite Beach, Fla.)
Tishia Jewell, Jr., F, UCF (Satellite Beach, Fla.)
Aline Reis, Sr., GK, UCF (Campinas, Brazil)

2011 C-USA PRESEASON POLL
(as selected by C-USA coaches)
1. UCF
2. Memphis
3. Colorado College
4. Houston
5. Rice
6. SMU
7. Tulsa
8. UTEP
9. East Carolina
10. UAB
11. Marshall
12. Southern Miss


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