Leroux, Dahlkemper Named NSCAA All-Americans
Dec. 14, 2011
LOS ANGELES - UCLA women's soccer players Sydney Leroux and Abby Dahlkemper were both recently rewarded for having outstanding seasons in 2011, as both players were named to the NSCAA Division I All-America Team.
Leroux, from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, recently concluded a stellar four-year career for the Bruins. She led the team in scoring for the third-straight season in 2011, posting 16 goals and three assists for 35 points. She also led the Pac-12 in game-winning goals with eight. Leroux came in second in the voting for Pac-12 Player of the Year in 2011, landing a spot on the conference's first team. She finishes her college career ranked in the top 5 at UCLA in several offensive categories, including points (126 - 4th), goals (57 - 4th) and game-winning goals (23 - 4th).
It marks the third All-America honor of her career and first selection to the first team, as she was a third-team NSCAA All-American in 2009 and 2010.
Dahlkemper, a freshman defender from Menlo Park, Calif., becomes just the second freshman in UCLA history to earn NSCAA All-America honors, joining Lauren Cheney, who was a first-team selection in 2006. The third-team All-American was one of just five Bruin players to start all 21 matches this season. Dahlkemper was a leader on a back line that surrendered just 12 goals all season. The team also posted 13 shutouts this season, surrendering more than one goal on just two occasions. Dahlkemper's two assists on the season were key, as one came in a 1-0 win over Oregon State during the regular season, and another was in a 1-1 tie with San Diego in the NCAA Tournament.
The 49 athletes who were named NSCAA Division I All-Americans this year will be recognized at the annual All-America Luncheon, to be held in the Kansas City Convention Center's Grand Ballroom on Saturday, Jan. 14, in conjunction with the 2012 NSCAA Convention in Kansas City, Mo.
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