Zakiya Bywaters Named to National Team of Week

Sept. 17, 2012

Senior forward Zakiya Bywaters (Las Vegas, Nev.) has been named to the Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week for the week of Sept. 10-16.

Bywaters totaled four goals and an assist during weekend play as the third-ranked Bruins defeated Princeton 7-0 and 18th-ranked Pepperdine 4-0 in the UCLA Soccer Classic. In a less than five-minute span, Bywaters had two goals and an assist in the Princeton victory. She had an assist on Taylor Smith's goal at 21:37, scored her first goal of the game on a chip over the goalkeeper's head at 23:33 and then added a second at 25:54 on a breakaway. Against Pepperdine, she scored the game-winning goal at 10:44 and added another in the 53rd minute. Bywaters now has a team-leading six goals and 14 points, all career-highs.

Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week (Sept. 10-16)
GK: Khayla Jones, St. Mary's
D: Casey Short, Florida State
D: Kassey Kallman, Florida State
D: Tiana Brockway, Florida State
D: Inese Jaurena, Florida State
M: Kristen Mewis, Boston College
M: Daphne Corboz, Georgetown
M: Megan Miller, Oregon State
F: Hayley Brock, Maryland
F: Kate Schwindel, West Virginia
F: Zakiya Bywaters, UCLA


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