Pre-Season No. 16 UCLA Women's Soccer Travels To USC Tournament

Aug. 30, 1999

This Week- The Bruins (1-0-0) head to the LA Coliseum to participate in the USC Tournament on Labor Day Weekend. At the USC Tournament, the Bruins face the defending national champion Florida Gators (2-0-0) on Sat., September 4 at 3 pm and then meet Maryland (1-0-0) on Mon., September 6 at 1 pm.

The Opponents- The Maryland Terrapins (11-11-1 in 1998) recorded a 2-0 win over George Washington in their season opener this past Sunday. The Terrapins are led by seniors Jackie Mynarski (13g, 9a in her career) and Emily Janss (10g, 5a in her career).

The defending national champion Florida Gators (26-1 in 1998) have already recorded wins against Florida State and Central Florida this season. The Gators are led by Andrea Sellers, who has notched four goals in Florida's two games this season. They return four players who served on the U.S. Under-21 National Team.

Preseason Poll- The Bruins are slated at No. 16 in the NSCAA preseason poll. Other NSCAA preseason ranked teams the Bruins will face this season include top-ranked North Carolina (Oct. 1), No. 4 Florida (Sept. 4), No. 21 Stanford (Oct. 22), No. 23 Wake Forest (Sept. 12) and No. 24 USC (Nov. 7).

Pac-10 Preseason Poll- UCLA has been selected as co-favorite with Stanford to win the 1999 Pacific-10 Conference women's soccer title in a preseason conference coaches poll. The two-time defending conference champion Bruins garnered four of the 10 first-place votes cast.

Head Coach Jillian Ellis- New head coach Jillian Ellis replaces Todd Salda?a, who was selected to head the UCLA men's soccer program earlier this year. For the past two seasons, Ellis served as head coach of the University of Illinois women's soccer program. In her two years there she led the Illini to a 19-18 overall record and a Big Ten Tournament berth in 1998.

Bruins Defeat Cal State Fullerton- On Sat., August 28 the Bruins defeated Cal State Fullerton 4-1. Sophomore Breana Boling, junior Tracey Milburn and freshman Jessica Winton each recorded a goal, while junior Venus James notched the game-winning goal.

Leading the Offense- Forward/midfielder Venus James, UCLA's third leading scorer in 1998, is off to an impressive start this season. This past Saturday, James notched the game-winner on a breakaway pass from senior Skylar Little. In UCLA's two exhibition games last week, the 1998 All-Far West selection scored a goal and tallied two assists.

Tournament Bound- Following the USC Tournament, the Bruins embark on another tournament later that week. UCLA travels to North Carolina for the Wake Forest Tournament, battling UNC Charlotte on Fri., September 10 and then facing off with the host Demon Deacons on Sun., September 12. The Bruins return home Fri., Sept. 17 in a home opener against UC Irvine.

Fila Soccer Challenge- On Fri., September 3, the first-ever Pre-Fila Women's Soccer Challenge Golf Tournament will be held at Brookside Golf Course. Entry fees are $75/player, and proceeds will be donated to UCLA Women's Soccer. To participate in the Tournament, contact Maureen Kelly at 310-206-0197.

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Wednesday, Aug 12
vs. Missouri
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Aug 21
at Long Beach State
Long Beach, CA
L, 0 - 1
Sunday, Aug 23
at San Diego
San Diego, CA
W, 1 - 0 (2OT)
Sunday, Aug 30
vs. Wisconsin
Los Angeles, CA
W, 2 - 1
Friday, Sep 04
vs. Virginia
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 2
Sunday, Sep 06
vs. Texas
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 2
Friday, Sep 11
at Wake Forest
Winston-Salem, NC
W, 2 - 1
Sunday, Sep 13
at North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC
L, 1 - 3
Thursday, Sep 17
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
W, 1 - 0
Friday, Sep 25
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
W, 1 - 0
Thursday, Oct 01
at Washington
Seattle, WA
L, 1 - 2
Sunday, Oct 04
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
L, 2 - 4
Friday, Oct 09 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Oct 11 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Oct 17 - 1:00 PM PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
Friday, Oct 23 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Colorado
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Oct 25 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. Utah
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Oct 29 - 3:30 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Sunday, Nov 01 - 3:30 PM PST
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
Friday, Nov 06 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 13 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA First Round
Friday, Nov 20 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Second Round
Sunday, Nov 22 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Third Round
Friday, Nov 27 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Quarterfinals
Friday, Dec 04 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA College Cup ...
Cary, NC
Sunday, Dec 06 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA College Cup ...
Cary, NC