Aug. 30, 2004
Bruins Kickoff 2004 Season at Home This Friday . . .
The UCLA women's soccer team (2-0) has just one match on tap this week, as the Bruins host UC Santa Barbara (1-1) on Sunday at Drake Stadium beginning at 1:00 p.m. The Bruins and Gauchos played to a 0-0 draw last season at UCLA's Spaulding Field. Sunday's match is part of a doubleheader with the Bruin men's team, as they will take on UC Riverside at approximately 3:30 p.m.
Adams Shines in First Collegiate Matches . . .
Freshman forward Danesha Adams helped UCLA to a pair of victories over the weekend. In just her first collegiate match, Adams scored a pair of goals, including the game winner, in a 4-0 victory over USD on Friday. She came back on Sunday to score both of UCLA's goals in a 2-1 victory over Loyola Marymount. She scored her first goal in just the second minute of play and notched the game winner in the 78th minute. Adams had four of the Bruins' six goals on the week. Bristyn Davis recorded the other two.
A Look Ahead . . .
Following this Sunday's match against UCSB, the Bruins will take their first out of state road trip when they participate in the University of Virginia Nike Soccer Classic, Sept. 10 and 12 in Charlottesville, Va. UCLA will face No. 10 Virginia on Sept. 10 and Maryland on Sept. 12.
Oakes Named Preseason All-American . . .
Defender/Midfielder Jill Oakes is one of 11 players named to Soccer America's Preseason All-America Team announced this week. Oakes, a junior from West Hills, Calif., was a second-team All-Pac-10 selection in 2003, ending the season with four points (1g, 2a). She is coming off a summer in Iceland where she helped the Under-21 U.S. National Team capture its sixth-straight Nordic Cup title.
Soccer America Preseason All-Americans Nicole Barnhart, GK (Stanford) Keeley Dowling, D (Tennessee) Jill Oakes, D/MF (UCLA) Melissa Tancredi, D (Notre Dame) Lori Chalupny, MF (UNC) Lindsey Huie, MF (Portland) Carli Lloyd, MF (Rutgers) Leslie Osborne, MF/F (Santa Clara) Heather O'Reilly, F (UNC) Christine Sinclair, F (Portland) Lindsay Tarpley, F/MF (UNC)
Ellis Approaching Win No. 100 . . .
Head coach Jillian Ellis owns an overall record of 94-18-5 at UCLA. In her first five seasons in Westwood, she has averaged just over 18 wins a year (18.4). She has led the Bruins to the NCAA Tournament in each of her five seasons, coaching the squad to two appearances in the NCAA College Cup (2000 and 2003). Her overall winning percentage is .825
Lindstrom, Kron to Spend 2004 Season in Thailand . . .
Midfielders Stacy Lindstrom and Stephanie Kron will be unavailable in 2004 due to commitments with the Under-19 U.S. National Team. Both players, along with teammate Bristyn Davis, were called up to the team last spring to help the U.S. qualify for the FIFA U-19 Women's World Championships held November 10-27 in Thailand. Davis helped the team qualify and is now back with the Bruins. Both Lindstrom and Kron will be making the trip to Thailand.
Bruins Begin the Year in National Top-10 . . .
UCLA starts the season ranked in the top-10 of both major polls. The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) has the Bruins at No. 9, while Soccer America has placed them at No. 10. UCLA ended 2003 ranked No. 3 in the final NSCAA poll. Defending national champion North Carolina is the top-ranked team in both polls.
NSCAA/adidas 1. North Carolina 2. Santa Clara 3. Notre Dame 4. Penn State 5. Texas A&M 6. Portland 7. Florida State 8. UConn 9. UCLA 10. Virginia 11. Tennessee 12. Florida 13. Texas 14. Illinois 15. West Virginia 16. Arizona State 17. Kansas 18. Duke 18. Boston College 20. Michigan 21. Pepperdine 22. Villanova 23. Colorado 24. Utah 25. Ohio State
Soccer America 1. North Carolina 2. Santa Clara 3. Notre Dame 4. Texas 5. Florida State 6. Portland 7. Virginia 8. Tennessee 9. Penn State 10. UCLA 11. Texas A&M 12. Clemson 13. UConn 14. Stanford 15. Utah 16. Florida 17. Colorado 18. Ohio State 19. Kansas 20. Arizona State 21. Boston College 22. Pepperdine 23. Auburn 24. West Virginia 25. Nebraska