Eight Former Bruins Listed on WPS Opening Day Rosters

April 5, 2011

LOS ANGELES - Eight former UCLA women's soccer players will be in action in Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) this year, as teams recently submitted their opening-day rosters to the league office.

The most Bruin players on any one team is four, as Danesha Adams, Lauren Barnes, Christina DiMartino and Valerie Henderson are all teammates on the Philadelphia Independence. The only other team that features more than one UCLA player is the Atlanta Beat, where Kristina Larsen and Kylie Wright will be reunited. Rounding out the list of Bruin players in the league are U.S. Women's National Team standout Lauren Cheney (Boston Breakers) and McCall Zerboni (Western New York Flash).

The 2011 WPS season kicks off on April 9, with Atlanta taking on Boston in Kennesaw, Ga.

To view professional bios for each player, please visit the Bruins in the Pros page located HERE.

Bruins in the WPS
Kristina Larsen (Atlanta Beat)
Kylie Wright (Atlanta Beat)
Lauren Cheney (Boston Breakers)
Danesha Adams (Philadelphia Independence)
Lauren Barnes (Philadelphia Independence)
Christina DiMartino (Philadelphia Independence)
Valerie Henderson (Philadelphia Independence)
McCall Zerboni (Western New York Flash)

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