UCLA Picked to Finish Second in Pac-12 Coaches' Poll

Aug. 11, 2011

Walnut Creek, Calif. - Following a vote of league coaches, the UCLA women's soccer team was picked to finish second behind Stanford in this year's Pac-12 title race, as the conference released its 2011 Pac-12 Preseason Coaches' Poll on Thursday.

UCLA is coming off a fourth-place finish in last year's league standings, ending the conference season with a 5-4 record. The Bruins, however, should be much improved from a year ago, as the team returns a number of veteran players, including player-of-the-year candidate Sydney Leroux. UCLA also signed 12 newcomers for this season, most of which have been involved with the U.S. National Team Program.

UCLA recently checked in at No. 16 in the Preseason NSCAA Rankings, while the Bruins were picked No. 1 overall in Top Drawer Soccer's Tournament 64.

The Bruins have an exhibition match against CSU Bakersfield this Saturday at 7:00 p.m. in Bakersfield, Calif. The team's season opener will be on Aug. 19 at Cal State Northridge.

2011 PAC-12 Women's Coaches Poll
1. Stanford (11)
3. Oregon State (1)
4. USC
5. Washington
6. California
7. Arizona State
8. Oregon/Washington St.
10. Colorado
11. Utah
12. Arizona

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 - 4:00 PM PST
vs. Wisconsin
Los Angeles, CA
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