Pryce to Miss Entire 2000 Season

Sept. 11, 2000

Los Angeles -- UCLA freshman defender Nandi Pryce (Casselberry, FL/Lake Howell HS), an alternate on the 2000 U.S. Women's Olympic Soccer Team, underwent surgery Friday night to repair a fractured left tibia following an injury she suffered that afternoon in a game against Vanderbilt at the 2000 USC Fila Challenge.

Pryce, regarded by many as the top recruit in the nation as a high school senior last season, suffered her injury in the first half of UCLA's 2-0 victory over the Commodores. She was taken immediately to the UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica where x-rays confirmed the fracture.

"I heard it crack and I instantly knew it was broken, especially after I realized I couldn't move it," said Pryce on Monday.

The injury came exactly one week after she broke her nose in UCLA's 6-1 win over Georgia in Gainesville, Fla. on Sept. 1. Prior to the injury, Pryce played in all five games for the Bruins, recording one assist.

In August, Pryce was named as an alternate to the 15-member U.S. Women's Olympic Soccer Team that will represent the United States this month at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. She was not scheduled to make the trip prior to the injury.

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Sunday, Aug 30
vs. Wisconsin
Los Angeles, CA
W, 2 - 1
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