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Myka Peck Named USF Women's Soccer Assistant

March 20, 2007

(San Francisco) - Myka Peck has been named as the assistant women's soccer coach at the University of San Francisco as announced by head coach Mark Carr today. A former collegiate standout at Loyola Marymount, Peck spent the last three seasons as an assistant coach at Cal State Bakersfield.

"I am thrilled that Myka has decided to come on board with us here at USF," Carr said. "I know she was a player at LMU and knows what it takes to compete in the West Coast Conference. She is exactly what our program needs to get us to the next level. Her natural enthusiasm and passion for the game will be infectious throughout the entire program."

After completing her collegiate playing career, Peck returned to her native Bakersfield and spent three seasons as at CSUB. In addition to her coaching duties with the Roadrunners, Peck spent four seasons as the head varsity girl's coach at Liberty High School. In 2006, the Patriots posted a 17-5-5 record. Peck also was active on the club circuit, serving as head coach for the U-12 and U-16 Gunners Club.

"I would like to thank my Athletic Director Debi Gore-Mann and Coach Mark Carr for allowing me this opportunity," Peck said. "I am thrilled about coming back to the West Coast Conference as a coach. I am excited to work with Mark and the girls to bring this program to new heights. USF is a school with many traditions and I am so blessed to be part of it."

No stranger to the rigors of soccer in the WCC, Peck was a four-year letter-winner at LMU and made 69 career starts for the Lions in 75 matches. A two-time All-WCC Honorable Mention selection and a two time WCC All-Academic pick, Peck helped Loyola Marymount qualify for the first NCAA Tournament berth in program history in 2002.

Peck graduated with a degree in Psychology from Loyola Marymount in 2003 and holds her National `D' coaching license.