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Seven Bruins Earn Pac-12 Honors for 2021

Nov 12, 2021
Mia Fishel

The two-time defending Pac-12 champion and unbeaten Bruins placed six players on the all-conference teams and two on the all-freshman team in 2021. Earning All-Pac-12 honors were first-team selections Mia Fishel and Lilly Reale, second-team honorees Olivia Athens, Lauren Brzykcy and Reilyn Turner and third-team selection Marley Canales. Reale and Quincy McMahon were selected to the All-Freshman Team.

Fishel, a junior forward from San Diego, Calif. and Hermann Trophy candidate, earned her second-straight first-team selection and third All-Pac-12 honor overall. UCLA's scoring leader with 12 goals and 29 points, Fishel ranks third in the Pac-12 in those categories and first in game-winning goals (six). She earned Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week honors three times this season and was named the College Soccer News National Player of the Week Sept. 20.

Reale, a defender from Hingham, Mass., received first-team All-Pac-12 and All-Freshman honors after a regular season in which she started 18 games at center back. Behind Reale's play, the Bruin defense ranks first in the Pac-12 and 10th in the nation in team goals against average (0.548). This week's Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week has also contributed offensively, scoring one goal with one assist.

Earning All-Pac-12 honors for the first time in her career is second-team selection Athens. The graduate midfielder from Atherton, Calif., ranks third on the team in scoring with four goals and 10 points. She has also contributed two game-winning goals – one in overtime against Arizona State and another one against rival USC that solidified the Pac-12 title for UCLA.

Brzykcy, who leads the Pac-12 in shutouts (nine), goals against average (0.52), wins (16) and save percentage (0.870), received second-team All-Pac-12 honors this season. The senior from San Clemente, Calif. also led the conference this year with three Pac-12 Goalkeeper of the Week awards. Brzykcy is a Hermann Trophy candidate and was a third-team All-American and Pac-12 Goalkeeper of the Year a season ago.

Turner, a sophomore forward from Aliso Viejo, Calif., received her second career all-conference nod, earning selection to the second team after ranking second on the team in scoring with 10 goals and 21 points. The 2020 Pac-12 Freshman of the Year has totaled 21 goals in her short career and recorded her first collegiate hat trick on Sept. 5, scoring all three goals in a 3-0 win over LMU.

Team captain Canales, a graduate midfielder from San Diego, Calif., also earned her second career all-conference selection, receiving third-team recognition. Canales ranks fifth on the Bruin squad with three goals, three assists and nine points. She leads all Bruin field players in minutes played this season with a career-high 1,645. She was named to Top Drawer Soccer's Team of the Week this week after scoring a goal in the Bruins' Pac-12 title-clinching win over USC.       

Joining Reale on the All-Freshman Team this season was defender Quincy McMahon. The Carmel, Ind. native has played in every game for the Bruins this season and made 11 starts, including starts in each of the last six games. She ranks second on the team and fourth in the Pac-12 with seven assists and also has one goal, the game-winner at Cal State Fullerton.

2020-21 Pac-12 Conference Awards
Forward of the Year: Penelope Hocking, USC
Midfielder of the Year: Croix Bethune, USC
Defender of the Year: Naomi Girma, Stanford
Goalkeeper of the Year: Nadia Cooper, Washington State
Freshman of the Year: Nadia Cooper, Washington State
Coach of the Year: Keidane McAlpine, USC
All-Conference First-Team
Elyse Bennett, Washington State
Croix Bethune, USC
Nadia Cooper, Washington State
Maya Doms, Stanford
Nicole Douglas, Arizona State
Mia Fishel, UCLA
Leah Freeman, Oregon
Naomi Girma, Stanford
Penelope Hocking, USC
Mykiaa Minniss, Washington State
Lilly Reale, UCLA
Hannah Sharts, Colorado
Summer Yates, Washington
All-Conference Second-Team
Jill Aguilera, Arizona
Olivia Athens, UCLA
Lauren Brzykcy, UCLA
Zoe Burns, USC
Savannah DeMelo, USC
Shanade Hopcroft, Colorado
Simone Jackson, USC
Andrea Kitahata, Stanford
McKenna Martinez, Oregon State
Emily Smith, California
Croix Soto, Oregon
Reilyn Turner, UCLA
All-Conference Third-Team
Angelina Anderson, California
Marley Canales, UCLA
Sydney Collins, California
Chai Cortez, Oregon
Brooklyn Courtnall, USC
Ally Cook, Oregon
Sierra Enge, Stanford
Shyra James, Colorado
Madison Haley, Stanford
Bridget Rieken, Washington State
Sydney Studer, Washington State
Kennedy Wesley, Stanford
All-Freshman Team
Simi Awujo, USC
Avani Brandt, Stanford
Nadia Cooper, Washington State
Brooklyn Courtnall, USC
Aaliyah Farmer, USC
Simone Jackson, USC
Andrea Kitahata, Stanford
Karlie Lema, California
McKenna Martinez, Oregon State
Quincy McMahon, UCLA
Ayo Oke, California
Lilly Reale, UCLA