UCLA Women's Soccer Update

Aug. 11, 2010

Bruins Check in at No. 3 in NSCAA/adidas Preseason Top 25
The UCLA women's soccer team debuted at No. 3 in the NSCAA/adidas Preseason Rankings released this week. The Bruins came in just behind defending NCAA Champion North Carolina and runner-up Stanford. All three teams, including No. 4 Notre Dame, participated in last year's NCAA College Cup in College Station, Texas. Portland rounds out the top 5.

Seven of the NSCAA/adidas top 25 teams are on UCLA's 2010 regular-season schedule. Click HERE for the complete preseason rankings.

Wright, Barnes and Leroux named to MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List
The Missouri Athletic Club released a list of 45 women's soccer players who it thinks are likely candidates for the Hermann Trophy player of the year award on Wednesday. Among those named to the Watch List were Bruin players Kylie Wright, Lauren Barnes and Sydney Leroux.

"Given the tremendous talent throughout the country, I think it's a great honor to be considered for this award," said UCLA head coach Jillian Ellis. "Kylie, Lou and Syd are three extremely important pieces to our program and they each deserve to be named to this list".

It marks the first time that Wright has been designated as a candidate for national player of the year, however both Barnes and Leroux were among tthose named to the Watch List in 2009. UCLA's Lauren Cheney was one of the top 3 finalists for last year's award, which ultimately went to Stanford's Kelley O'Hara. Click HERE for the complete 2010 Watch List

UCLA Picked to Finish Second in Pac-10 Preseason Coaches' Poll
For the third year in a row, UCLA was picked to finish second in the annual Pac-10 Preseason Coaches' Poll released by the conference on Wednesday. With nine first-place votes, defending Pac-10 Champion Stanford was chosen as the favorite for this year's title. UCLA was the only other team to receive a first-place vote. The Bruins and Cardinal are set to clash on Oct. 10 at UCLA's Drake Stadium.

"Our conference is always very challenging so to be picked near the top is always an honor," said Ellis. "I think having so many Pac-10 teams selected to the postseason last year was a reflection of the depth of this conference. I'm hopeful that our non-confernce schedule will adequately prepare us for the demands of the Pac-10."

2010 Pac-10 Preseason Coaches' Poll
1. Stanford
3. USC
4. Cal
5. Oregon State
6. Washington State
7. Washington
8. Arizona State
9. Oregon
10. 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
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 - 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
Friday, Dec 04 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA College Cup ...
Cary, NC
Sunday, Dec 06 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA College Cup ...
Cary, NC