Members of the city council, including UCLA alumni Paul Koretz, Felipe Fuentes, Gil Cedillo and Jose Huizar, spoke about the Bruins adding #110 to UCLA's all-time best NCAA championship total. UCLA assistant coach Louise Lieberman introduced pivotal players in the championship run - freshman Lauren Kaskie, whose game-winner in double overtime against Stanford in the regular season propelled the championship run; sophomore Taylor Smith, who scored the golden goal at North Carolina to send UCLA to the College Cup; junior Ally Courtnall, who tied the semifinal game with five minutes left in regulation; and junior Rosie White, who scored the winning penalty kick in the semifinal shootout.
The council then presented the Bruins with a proclamation and certificates of congratulations to each of the team members before posing with pictures with the team and Joe Bruin.
Since winning the first NCAA women's soccer championship in program history in June, the Bruins have been recognized on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, by the Southern California Broadcasters Association, the California Senate and State Assembly, and the Los Angeles City Council.
The 2013 Bruins, coached by first-year head coach Amanda Cromwell, finished the season with a 22-1-3 record and went unbeaten over their last 21 games. They gave up just one goal during the NCAA Tournament and only eight goals all year, leading the nation in goals against average (0.296). In addition to winning the national championship, the team won the Pac-12 title and tied the school record for most victories in a season.