UCLA'S Leroux Named Pac-10 Women's Soccer Player of the Week

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- UCLA junior forward Sydney Leroux has been named Pac-10 Women's Soccer Player of the Week for Aug. 16-23, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today.

A Vancouver, British Columbia, native, Leroux found the back of the net four times in the Bruins' 7-0 season-opening victory over Cal Poly on Sunday. She had a hat trick in the first half alone, scoring in the 21st, 39th and 41st minutes. She then capped off her scoring in the 84th minute when she drew the goalkeeper out and slotted the ball into the net from the right side.

Leroux, who was the leading scorer for UCLA last season, had her only other four-goal game in a 7-1 win over Boise State in last year's NCAA Tournament first round. She is the first Bruin in school history to have two four-goal games in her career.

The Bruins are set to travel to Madison, Wis., this weekend, facing Wisconsin on Friday at 7 p.m. PT and Northwestern on Sunday at 11 a.m. PT.

This is Leroux's second Pac-10 Women's Soccer Player of the Week honor and the 27th selection all-time for UCLA.

Also Nominated: Karin Volpe, ASU; Alex Morgan, CAL; Jen Stoltenberg, ORE; Chelsea Buckland, OSU; Lindsay Taylor, STAN; Kellye Joswick, WASH; Tiara Pittman, WSU

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