UCLA Women's Soccer BIO
Lauren Cheney
Player Profile:
Lauren Cheney 1266980
Position: Forward
Height: 5'10"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Indianapolis, IN
High School: Ben Davis

Became the first player in school history to earn NSCAA/adidas First-Team All-America honors all four years of her career ... One of three finalists for the M.A.C. Hermann Trophy for the second time in her career (also a finalist in 2007) ... One of four finalists for the Honda Award ... Rewrote the UCLA career record books during her senior season, breaking the school records for points (173) and game-winning goals (28) ... Also tied former Bruin Traci Arkenberg for the career school record in goals with 71 ... Ended her career ranked second all-time at UCLA in career assists with 31 ... Finished the 2009 campaign ranked second on the team in scoring with 46 points (18g, 10a), while leading UCLA to the school's seventh straight appearance in the NCAA College Cup ... Named to the NCAA All-Tournament Team ... First-team All-Pac-10 selection for the fourth year in a row ... Scored the game-winning goal in a 2-1 victory over USC on Oct. 30 ... Also had the game winner in a 2-1 NCAA Quarterfinal win over No. 2 Portland on Nov. 28.

Appeared in 22 matches, starting 21 ... First-team NSCAA/adidas All-American ... Also named to Soccer America's MVP Team ... Second-team Soccer Buzz All-American ... Semifinalist for the M.A.C. Hermann Trophy ... Named to the NCAA All-Tournament Team ... First-team All-Pac-10 selection ... Led the team in scoring for the third straight year, registering 31 points on 11 goals and nine assists ... Also led the team in game-winning goals with six ... Tied with Kara Lang for the team lead in assists ... Scored the game's only goal in a victory over Portland on Aug. 30 ... Scored both goals in a 2-0 win at Arizona on Oct. 19 ... Assisted on the game-winning goal in a 2-1 overtime victory over Oregon State on Nov. 7 ... Had two multiple-goal games.

Played and started 23 of 24 matches ... Soccer America, Soccer Buzz and Top Drawer Soccer National Player of the Year ... UCLA's first-ever finalist for both the M.A.C. Hermann Trophy and Honda Award ... Finished runner-up for the M.A.C. Hermann Trophy ... NSCAA/adidas and Soccer Buzz first-team All-American ... Named to Soccer America's College MVP Team ... Became the fourth player in UCLA history to be named Pac-10 Player of the Year ... Led the conference in points (57), goals (23) and game-winning goals (9) ... Broke the UCLA single-season school records for points and goals ... Tied the single-season school record for game-winning goals ... Named to the NCAA All-Tournament Team ... Registered at least one goal or an assist in 18 of 23 matches ... Tied the school record for goals in a match, scoring four in a 6-1 win over Hawai'i on Sept. 23 ... Ranked second nationally in points per game (2.48) and third nationally in goals per game (1.0) ... Scored the game-winning goal in a 2-1 overtime victory over No. 7 Virginia in the NCAA Round of 16 ... Also scored the Bruins' lone goal in a 2-1 loss to USC in the NCAA Semifinals ... Named Pac-10 Player of the Week three times ... Had five multiple-goal games.

Enjoyed one of the finest freshman seasons in UCLA history, earning first-team NSCAA/adidas All-America honors ... Soccer Buzz National Freshman of the Year ... Set the UCLA freshman record for goals with 19 ... Became the first freshman since ASU's Stacey Tullock in 1998 to lead the Pac-10 Conference in points (39) ... Also led the Pac-10 in goals (19) and shots (96) ... Ranked second in the Pac-10 and first on the team with eight game-winning goals ... First-team All-Pac-10 selection ... Pac-10 Freshman of the Year ... Scored goals in four of five matches during the NCAA Tournament ... Registered the game-winning goal in a 2-1 victory over No. 6 Portland in the quarterfinals ... Assisted on the game winner in a 3-2 win over No. 16 Florida in the round of 16 ... Had four multiple-goal games ... Ended the year with one assist.

High School/Club
Consensus No. 1 recruit in the nation, playing at Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis, Ind. ... 2005 Parade All-American ... Became the first player ever to win both the NSCAA/adidas High School and Youth Player of the Year awards in the same year (2005) ... Three-time NSCAA/adidas All-American ... Graduated early to focus on the U-20 qualifying tournament ... Helped her club team, the Carmel United Heat, capture five state championships ... Three-year letterwinner and two-time all-conference selection in basketball (guard) at Ben Davis ... Helped the team to an undefeated season as a sophomore.

Full name is Lauren Nicole Cheney ... Born Sept. 30, 1987 in Indianapolis, Ind. ... Parents are Rita and George Cheney ... Has one brother, Aaron and one sister, Caitlin ... Enjoys shopping and watching movies ...Sociology major ... Had open-heart surgery at the age of three to correct a heart defect.

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