Five Bruins Earn All-Pacific Region Honors
Five members of the UCLA Women's Soccer team have earned All-Pacific Region honors by the United Soccer Coaches. Four Bruins received first-team honors – goalkeeper Lauren Brzykycy, defender Karina Rodriguez, midfielder Delanie Sheehan and forward Mia Fishel – and forward Reilyn Turner earned second-team acclaim. All but Rodriguez, who was a second-team honoree in 2018, earned their first career All-Region honors.
Brzykcy, a junior from San Clemente, played every minute of every game for the Bruins in 2020-21. The Pac-12 Goalkeeper of the Year and first-team all-conference selection compiled a 0.73 goals against average and seven shutouts in 17 games. Her 13 victories led the Pac-12 Conference. Brzykcy had six games in which she totaled five or more saves this season, including a nine-save effort against USC on Mar. 18 and an eight-save game on Apr. 16, also against the Trojans.
Rodriguez, a senior from Torrance, played in 14 games for the Bruins, missing three early in the season while playing with the Mexican National Team. The first-team All-Pac-12 defender recorded one goal – the game-winning goal on Senior Day against Washington – and contributed to five shutouts. She earned Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week honors Mar. 15 after shutout wins at Colorado and Utah.
Sheehan's season of honors continues. The senior from Brentwood was also named a semifinalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy, the Pac-12 Midfielder of the Year and a finalist for the Senior CLASS Award. She started and played in 16 games in 2020-21 and recorded four goals, five assists and 13 points. Sheehan played in 86 career games for UCLA and started 70 while recording 15 goals and 18 assists.
Fishel, a sophomore from San Diego, ranked second on the UCLA squad in scoring with six goals and 18 points and tied for the team lead in assists with six. A two-time All-Pac-12 selection, she tied for the Pac-12 lead with four game-winning goals. In two seasons, she has totaled 20 goals, half of which are game-winners, and 49 points.
Like Fishel a year ago, Turner led UCLA in scoring as a freshman this season, scoring a Pac-12-best 11 goals and 27 points. The Pac-12 Freshman of the Year and first-team All-Pac-12 honoree from Aliso Viejo played in every game this season and made 15 starts. In the Bruins' NCAA second round game against Iowa, she scored two goals in the final five minutes to turn a 1-0 deficit into a 2-1 victory that sent UCLA into the Round of 16.
The four first-team honorees and five award winners overall are the most by UCLA in a single season since 2014 when Abby Dahlkemper, Sarah Killion, Sam Mewis and Katelyn Rowland were selected to the first team and Taylor Smith to the second team.
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