Cheney Named Honda Award Finalist

Dec. 18, 2007

LOS ANGELES - The Collegiate Women Sports Awards have recently announced that UCLA women's soccer player Lauren Cheney was named one of four finalists for this year's Honda Award, recognizing the top soccer player in the nation.

Cheney, a sophomore forward from Indianapolis, Ind., led UCLA to its fifth straight NCAA College Cup in 2007. She ended the season ranked second nationally in points per game (2.48) and third nationally in goals per game (1.0). She was recently named a first-team NSCAA/adidas All-American, and is one of three finalists for the M.A.C. Hermann Trophy. The 2007 Pac-10 Player of the Year, Cheney led the conference in points (57), goals (23) and game-winning goals (9). She also ranked second overall in assists with 11. Her 57 points and 23 goals on the year were both single-season school

The other candidates are Kristen Olsen (USC), Ashlee Pistorius (Texas A&M) and Mami Yamaguchi (Florida State)

Nominees selected by National Soccer Coaches Association of America

Cheney has also been named a candidate for the Umbro/Soccer News Net Women's College Player of the Year.

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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