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Reale Named Pac-12 Defensive Player of Week

Nov 8, 2021
Lilly Reale

Freshman center back Lilly Reale earned the final Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week award this season after leading the Bruin defense in the Pac-12 clinching win against USC.

Reale, who hails from Hingham, Mass., played standout defense in UCLA's 3-1 win over No. 10 USC, limiting the Pac-12's top offensive team to just eight shots, only three on goal. The Trojans, who entered the game averaging 18.5 shots and eight shots on goal, did not score in the run of play. Reale also set up the first goal of the game, as her shot from the top of the box was deflected off a USC defender right to Reilyn Turner for the goal. With the victory, UCLA won the Pac-12 Championship for the second consecutive year and 13th time overall.

The Bruins, who extended their unbeaten streak to 26 games and are the lone unbeaten team in NCAA Division I, enter the NCAA Tournament as a No. 2 seed and will host UC Irvine in the first round on Friday, Nov. 12 at 6pm.

UCLA finished the regular season with 11 total weekly awards, the most of any school in the conference.

Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week: Aug. 24 – Nicole Douglas, ASU; Aug. 30 – Maya Doms, Stanford; Sept. 6 – Reilyn Turner, UCLA; Sept. 13 – Zoe Hasenauer, Oregon; Sept. 20 – Mia Fishel, UCLA; Sept. 27 – Croix Bethune, USC; Oct. 4 – Mia Fishel, UCLA; Oct. 11 – Penelope Hocking, USC; Oct. 18 – Shanade Hopcroft, Colorado; Oct. 25 – Mia Fishel, UCLA; Nov. 1 – Croix Bethune, USC; Nov. 8 – Jill Aguilera, Arizona.

Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week: Aug. 24 – Madelyn Desiano, UCLA; Aug. 30 – Lieske Carleer, Arizona State; Sept. 6 - Bridget Rieken, Washington State; Sept. 13 – Madelyn Desiano, UCLA; Sept. 20 – Kylie Kerr, UCLA; Sept. 27 – Chai Cortez, Oregon; Oct. 4 – Sydney Pulver, Washington State; Oct. 11 – Naomi Girma, Stanford; Oct. 18 – Courtney Boone, California; Oct. 25 – Naomi Girma, Stanford; Nov. 1 – Sydney Pulver, Washington State; Nov. 8 – Lilly Reale, UCLA.

Pac-12 Goalkeeper of the Week: Aug. 24 – Makena Smith, California; Aug. 30 – Birta Gudlaugs, Arizona State; Sept. 6 - Anna Smith, USC; Sept. 13 – Lauren Brzykcy, UCLA; Sept. 20 – Lauren Brzykcy, UCLA; Sept. 27 – Leah Freeman, Oregon; Oct. 4 – Nadia Cooper, Washington State; Oct. 11 – Leah Freeman, Oregon; Oct. 18 – Angelina Anderson, California; Oct. 25 – Nadia Cooper, Washington State; Nov. 1 – Lauren Brzykcy, UCLA; Nov. 8 – Bridgette Skiba, Oregon State.