The No. 3 Bruins will face the winner of the Iowa-Campbell match that will take place Tuesday, with UCLA’s game scheduled for next Friday.
UCLA is coming off a stellar regular season, losing just one time en route to the Pac-12 season crown. Head coach Amanda Cromwell was named Pac-12 Coach of the Year for her work, and a slew of players received regular season honors. Delanie Sheehan was Pac-12 Midfielder of the Year, Lauren Brzykcy was Pac-12 Goalkeeper of the Year and Reilyn Turner was Pac-12 Freshman of the Year.
Congrats to UCLA's @pac12 award winners!— UCLA Women's Soccer (@UCLAWSoccer) April 21, 2021
⚽ Coach of the Year @CromwellUCLA
⚽ Midfielder of the Year @DelanieSheehan
⚽ Goalkeeper of the Year @laurenbrzykcy11
⚽ Freshman of the Year @reilynturner https://t.co/Wk1cgjVyEb pic.twitter.com/SIVsiWbpmn
In addition to Sheehan, Brzykcy and Turner on the All-Pac-12 First Team, Mia Fishel and Karina Rodriguez also received that honor, while Marley Canales was named to the All-Pac-12 Second Team. Three Bruins were named to the All-Freshman Team: Turner, Sunshine Fontes and Kaila Novak.
Needless to say, expectations are high for the Bruins heading into the NCAA Tournament. With this year’s field the national champion will need to win five games if they get a first-round bye, and UCLA hope they can do just that this season. Best of luck to Cromwell’s team as they prepare for what’s hopefully a deep run.