Lauren Cheney Named UCLA/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week

Nov. 26, 2007

Sophomore forward Lauren Cheney (Indianapolis, IN/Ben Davis HS) of the UCLA women's soccer team was selected as the UCLA/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week for Nov. 20-25.

Cheney assisted on the game-tying goal and then scored the game-winning goal in overtime, propelling the top-seeded Bruins to a 2-1 come-from-behind victory over No. 4 Virginia in the NCAA Round of 16 on Friday evening. With the Bruins less than eight minutes away from elimination, Cheney's assist on Kristina Larsen's goal in the 83rd minute tied the match. Cheney then scored the game-winner in the 98th minute, sending the Bruins to the NCAA Quarterfinals for the fifth-straight year. Cheney broke the school single-season scoring record on Friday, as she now has 55 points on the season (22g, 11a). She entered the match tied for the single-season lead with Traci Arkenberg, who had 52 points in 1997.

This is Cheney's second UCLA/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week honor of the season and of her career. She is the first Bruin to earn multiple Student-Athlete of the Week honors this year.

Also nominated: Kevin Love, M. Basketball; Kyle Nakazawa, M. Soccer; Lindsey Pluimer, W. Basketball; Kaitlin Sather, W. Volleyball; Krsto Sbutega, M. Water Polo; Christian Taylor, Football.

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 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Virginia
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Sep 06 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Texas
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Sep 11 - 4:00 PM PST
at Wake Forest
Winston-Salem, NC
Sunday, Sep 13 - 10:00 AM PST
at North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC
Thursday, Sep 17 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Sep 25 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Oct 01 - 7:00 PM PST
at Washington
Seattle, WA
Sunday, Oct 04 - 11:00 AM PST
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
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