Congrats to Lauren Cheney and Sydney Leroux, who will represent the United States (and U.C.L.A.!) at the Summer Olympics in London. They were named to the 18 woman roster yesterday. This will be Cheney's second Olympic Games and Leroux's first.
We had some epic game threads following Cheney and her teammates at the Women's World Cup 2 years ago, and we will look forward to following along again starting in late July.
Sydney Leroux, Zakiya Bywaters and Abby Dahlkemper from UCLA Women's Soccer Team were named to the All-Pac-12 First-Team today, highlighting a total of seven players who were honored by the conference."
UCLA hosts ...
* UCLA (15-1-3) vs. New Mexico (12-4-4) Nov. 12 at 7 pm
"It marks the sixth time in the last seven years that UCLA has earned either a No. 1 or 2 seed in the tournament. The Bruins advanced to the round of 16 at last year's tournament, falling to top-seeded Stanford."
UCLA forward Sydney Leroux was named to the US Women's National Team for their match versus China and not the US youth teams she's starred for, but for the senior team. Leroux is one of only two collegiate players to be named to the team.
Big game for two Bruins in the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup where Sydney Leroux scored three times and Zakiya Bywaters added another in a 5-0 victory for the US over Switzerland. Leroux also scored the only US goal in the first game of the competition earlier this week, a 1-1 draw with Ghana.
Only time will tell if the seventh time is the charm for UCLA at the Women's College Cup.
The Bruins' streak -- equal parts achievement and disappointment -- had them reaching at least the semifinals of the NCAA tournament in each of the past six seasons without winning the program's first national championship. If they are to end it this year, the seed may have been planted almost exactly a year ago -- not in Cary, N.C., where UCLA lost to North Carolina in a national semifinal, but in Chile.