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Sydney Leroux
Player Profile:
Sydney Leroux 1266975
Position: Forward
Height: 5'7"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Vancouver, BC, Canada
High School: Horizon
U.S./Canada National Team
One of the most dangerous forwards in the world at the U-20 level ... The USA's most capped player and highest scorer at the U-20 level ... Has scored 30 U-20 goals in 36 total international games ... A member of the U.S. team that won the 2010 CONACAF U-20 Women's Championships in Guatemala ... Scored the winning goal in the final minutes of the 1-0 victory over Mexico in the champion game ... Started all five games in Guatemala and led the USA in scoring with six goals, scoring two each against Jamaica and T&T and two against Mexico, one in group play and one in the final ... Also a key member of the U.S. team that won the 2008 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Chile ... Became the first American since Carin Gabarra in 1991 to win the Golden Ball as the tournament's top player at a FIFA Women's World Cup ... Also won the Golden Shoe as the tournament's stop scorer with five goals, including the first one in the 2-1 championship game victory over North Korea ... Has also represented Canada at the youth national team level ... Member of Canada's U-19 World Cup team in 2004 ... Was the youngest player in the tournament at the age of 14 ... Captain of Canada's U-15 team that traveled to Germany in 2005 ... Moved over to the U.S. side as a 16-year old.

First-team NSCAA All-American ... Named to Soccer America's MVP First Team ... Semifinalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy ... Led the team in scoring for the third-straight season ... Posted 16 goals and three assists for 35 points ... Also led the Pac-12 in game-winning goals with eight ... Came in second in the voting for Pac-12 Player of the Year, landing a spot on the conference's first team ... Had four multiple-goal games ... Also registered two hat tricks on the season ... Finished her college career ranked in the top 5 at UCLA in several offensive categories, including points (126 - 4th), goals (57 - 4th) and game-winning goals (23 - 4th).

First-team Soccer America MVP ... Third-team NSCAA All-American ... First-team NSCAA All-Pacific Region ... First-team All-Pac-10 ... Named to the Watch List for the MAC Hermann Trophy Player of the Year Award ... Led UCLA in scoring for the second-straight season, finishing the year with 27 points on 13 goals and one assist ... Also led the team in game-winning goals with six ... Ended the season ranked third in the Pac-10 in goals (13) and second in game winning goals (6) ... Also ranked third in goals per game (0.65) ... Named Pac-10 Player of the Week after scoring four goals in the team's 7-0 victory over Cal Poly to open the season ... Also enjoyed multiple-goal games in wins over Oregon (3-1) and Arizona State (3-0) ... Scored the game-winning goal in a 2-1 victory over UCF in the second round of the NCAA Tournament ... Scored the game's only goal in a 1-0 victory over No. 16 Cal on Oct. 8 ... Moved into the top five all-time at UCLA in career points (5th - 91), goals (4th - 41) and game-winning goals (4th - 15).

Semifinalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy ... NSCAA/adidas third-team All-American ... Named to Soccer America's MVP second team ... Second-team All-Pac-10 selection ... Named to the 2009 NCAA All-Tournament Team ... Led UCLA in scoring with 48 points (23g, 2a) ... Also ranked third in the Pac-10 in scoring ... Ranked second in the Pac-10 in goals with 23 ... Her 23 goals tied Lauren Cheney for the single-season school record ... Set a new UCLA single-season NCAA scoring record with 16 points (8g, 0a).

Played in 19 matches, making 18 starts ... Member of the Pac-10 All-Freshman Team ... Third-team Freshman All-American by Soccer Buzz ... Missed the NCAA Tournament while competing at the Under-20 World Championships ... scored in her first collegiate match, tallying the game winner in a victory over UCSB ... Other game-winning goal came in a 3-0 victory at UConn ... Ranked sixth on the team in scoring with 16 points (5g, 6a).

High School/Club
Played high school soccer for Johnston Heights Secondary School in Surrey, BC ... Led the team in scoring as a freshman and sophomore ... Also won Provincials in the 4x100 as a member of the track team ... Youngest player to play for the Vancouver Whitecaps Club at the age of 15 ... Won Provincials three years in a row with the Coquitlam City Wild ... Won a championship with Team BC at the Canada Games in 2005 ... Helped Eastside HS (Seattle, Wash.) to a state title in 2006 ... Also helped Sereno HS (Scottsdale, Ariz.) to state titles in 2007 and 2008.

Full name is Sydney Rae Leroux ... Born May 7, 1990 in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada ... Parents are Ray and Sandi ...Sisters are Shayla and Novara ...Brothers are Tye and Tory ...Has a dog named Bella ...Admires former club coaches Les Armstrong and Chico Munoz.

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