Three Women's Soccer Players Named First-Team All-Pac-12

Nov. 9, 2011

LOS ANGELES - UCLA women's soccer players Sydney Leroux, Zakiya Bywaters and Abby Dahlkemper were named to the All-Pac-12 First-Team on Wednesday, highlighting a total of seven players who were honored by the conference.

For Leroux, it marks the third all-conference honor of her career and second-straight selection to the first team. The senior forward from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada was also named to the All-Pac-10 Second Team as a sophomore in 2009. Leroux has enjoyed a fantastic senior season, leading the conference in game-winning goals with eight. She also ranks second in the Pac-12 in points (35), goals (16) and shots (83). Leroux, who has led the Bruins in scoring the last three seasons, heads into the postseason with a team-best 35 points on 16 goals and three assists.

Bywaters, a junior midfielder from Las Vegas, Nevada, was named an All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention selection a year ago. She has started all 19 matches for the Bruins this season, registering 12 points on three goals and six assists. Dahlkemper, a freshman defender from Menlo Park, Calif., has been instrumental in helping the team surrender just 11 goals in 19 matches this season. She has also helped the Bruins rank second in the Pac-12 with 12 shutouts.

In addition to the team's three first-team selections, freshman Samantha Mewis, who ranks second on the team in scoring with 18 points (6g, 6a), was named to the Pac-12 Second-Team.

The Bruins also had more players on the Pac-12 All-Freshman Team than any other school, as Dahlkemper, Mewis, Caprice Dydasco and Katelyn Rowland were all named to that squad.

Stanford swept the Pac-12's three year-end awards, as Lindsay Taylor was named Player of the Year, Chioma Ubogagu was named Freshman of the Year and Paul Ratcliffe was named Coach of the Year.

Pac-12 All-Conference

First Team
Lindsay Taylor, STAN
Sydney Leroux, UCLA
Chelsea Buckland, OSU
Brandi Vega, WSU
Teresa Noyola, STAN
Camille Levin, STAN
Zakiya Bywaters, UCLA
Abby Dahlkemper, UCLA
Alina Garciamendez, STAN
Scout Libke, ORE
Emily Oliver, STAN

Second Team
Chioma Ubogagu, STAN
Erin Dalley, UTAH
Jenna Richardson, OSU
Rachel Quon, STAN
Danielle Brunache, CAL
Rachael Doyle, WSU
Samantha Mewis, UCLA
Brittany Kerridge, USC
Kate Deines, WASH
Betsy Hassett, CAL
Jorde LaFontaine-Kussman, WASH

Honorable Mention
Mariah Nogueira, STAN; Colleen Boyd, OSU; Lauren Battung, CAL; Taylor McCarter, ASU; Kaitlyn Fitzpatrick, CAL; Lauren Porter, UTAH; Sarah Martinez, WASH; Brittany Galindo, OSU; Jocelyn Jeffers, WSU; Elizabeth Eddy, USC; Amy Barczuk, COLO.

All-Freshman Team
Chioma Ubogagu, STAN
Samantha Mewis, UCLA
Jocelyn Jeffers, WSU
Abby Dahlkemper, UCLA
Caprice Dydasco, UCLA
Bri Pugh, ORE
Nicole Setterlund, WSU
Avery Ford, UTAH
Kendall Romine, STAN
Jaclyn Softli, WASH
Katelyn Rowland, UCLA

Player of the Year: Lindsay Taylor, STAN
Freshman of the Year: Chioma Ubogagu, STAN
Coach of the Year: Paul Ratcliffe, STAN


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Wednesday, Aug 12
vs. Missouri
Los Angeles, CA
0-0
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
TBA
Friday, Nov 20 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Second Round
TBA
Sunday, Nov 22 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Third Round
TBA
BRUINS ON PAC-12 NETWORKS