Olympics 2012: Amy LePeilbet, US Women's Soccer

CARY, NC - MAY 18: Amy LePeilbet #6 of the United States moves the ball down field in front of Nahomi Kawasumi #11 of Japan on May 18, 2011at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina. The United States won 2-0 over Japan. (Photo by Sara D. Davis/Getty Images)

Amy LePeilbet will be competing in the 2012 Olympics as a member of the United States women's soccer team.

This is the first of numerous profiles of the athletes competing in the 2012 Olympics. One of our first athletes profiled is Amy LePeilbet of the United States women's national soccer team.

LePeilbet was born in Spokane and was the 4th original pick in the inaugural WPS Draft. LePeilbet's roots from Arizona stem from college, where LePeilbet attended Arizona State from 2000 to 2003 and made All Pac-10 his final three seasons. LePeilbet has appeared 70 times on the US National team since 2004, but this is her first Olympics, as she missed the 2008 team after suffering a knee injury.

Here's a more official profile on LePeilbet from NBC Olympics.

In terms of the overall schedules and results, the United States women's team starts group play before the Opening Ceremony by taking on France on July 25th at 9 a.m. Pacific Time, Colombia on July 28th at 9 a.m., and North Korea on July 31st at 9:15 a.m.

For complete coverage of the Summer Games in London, please stay tuned to SB Nation's dedicated 2012 Olympics hub.

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