May 2, 2007
UCLA Senior Driver Kelly Rulon followed an outstanding 2006 campaign with another fantastic season, racking up 66 goals in 27 games for the 2007 MPSF Champion Bruins. In 2005, she was honored as the MPSF Co-Player of the Year. Rulon leads the best offense in the country in goals and assists, and is on the verge of breaking UCLA's all-time career scoring record.
This year, Kelly broke the UCLA single-game scoring record by netting six goals against LMU. She has scored in 23 of her team's 27 games, including 15 multiple-goal performances. In the 2007 MPSF Championship Tournament, Kelly scored eight goals in a three game span for the Bruins where her leadership earned her the Tournament MVP award. She single-handedly outscored UCLA's championship opponent, netting four goals to Stanford's three.
For her career, she has scored 23 goals in the MPSF tournament and 20 goals in the NCAA Tournament. She is two goals shy of tying UCLA's all-time career scoring record of 235, currently held by assistant coach Coralie Simmons.
Bruins Move Up in Rankings
After defeating top-ranked Stanford in the MPSF Tournament Finals, the Bruins moved ahead of the Cardinal to take the top spot in this week's Collegiate Water Polo Association rankings. The Bruins had been ranked #2 nearly the entire season since losing to Stanford in the UC Irvine Tournament on February 25, 2007.