UCLA's Barnes Ranks Highly in WPS Pre-Draft Survey

Dec. 16, 2010

LOS ANGELES - With a month to go before the 2011 WPS Draft, WomensProSoccer.com put out a list of the top defenders available and UCLA's Lauren Barnes ranked No. 2 along with Notre Dame's Lauren Fowlkes.

Barnes, from Upland, Calif., recently completed a stellar four-year career for the Bruins, helping the team reach three NCAA College Cups from 2007-09. She earned third-team NSCAA All-America honors in 2010, helping the Bruin defense surrender less than a goal a game (0.84). Under her direction the defense also posted nine shutouts in 23 matches. In addition to her efforts on the back line, Barnes was also a significant contributor on offense, ranking second on the team in scoring with 16 points (5g, 6a). Barnes was also a first-team All-Pac-10 selection this season.

Assisting in the survey were experts from ESPN.com, SI.com and editors of websites www.AllWhiteKit.com and www.EqualizerSoccer.com among others.

The 2011 WPS Draft is slated to take place on January 14 in Baltimore, Md.

Below are the top five picks for defenders among the panel of experts.

1.) Elli Reed, Portland
2.) (tie) Lauren Barnes, UCLA & Lauren Fowlkes, Notre Dame
4.) Hannah Cerrone, Boston College
5.) Ashlee Elliott, Florida

Notable: Rachel Givan, North Carolina; Jessica Tsao, Portland

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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
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
L, 2 - 4
Friday, Oct 09
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 1
Sunday, Oct 11
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
T, 1 - 1 (2OT)
Saturday, Oct 17
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
L, 1 - 2
Friday, Oct 23
vs. Colorado
Los Angeles, CA
W, 2 - 1
Sunday, Oct 25
vs. Utah
Los Angeles, CA
W, 1 - 0
Thursday, Oct 29
at California
Berkeley, CA
L, 0 - 7
Sunday, Nov 01
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
L, 0 - 2
Friday, Nov 06
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 0 - 2