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Reale Selected to United Soccer Coaches Preseason Watch List

Aug 9, 2022
Lilly Reale

UCLA sophomore Lilly Reale has been selected to the United Soccer Coaches Players to Watch List for defenders.

Reale had an outstanding freshman campaign in 2021, starting in 19 games and ranking second amongst UCLA field players in minutes played with 1,683. She contributed to nine shutouts and scored one goal and one assist. Reale earned first-team All-Pacific Region and All-Pac-12 honors and was named to Top Drawer Soccer's Freshman Best XI first team and to College Soccer News' All-Freshman first team.

The Hingham, Mass. native is currently playing with the U.S. at the FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup. Earlier this year, she helped lead the U.S. squad to the first-place finishes at the Concacaf U-20 Championship and at the Sud Ladies Cup.  

Reale joins teammate Lauren Brzykcy on the United Soccer Coaches Players to Watch List. Brzykcy was recognized with the goalkeepers last week.

The preseason No. 13 Bruins will host Fresno State on Aug. 13 in an exhibition contest before opening the season on Aug. 18 against Iowa at 7pm. Tickets for the Iowa contest and all other regular season home games are on sale now at

2022 NCAA Division I Women's Players to Watch - Defenders
Maycee Bell - North Carolina
Vivianne Bessette - South Florida
Macy Blackburn - Texas Tech
Megan Bornkamp - Clemson
Jordan Brewster - West Virginia
Emma Brown - Cal Poly
Madison Chavez – UC Irvine
Emma Clarke – Houston
Madison Curry - Princeton
Kayla Duran - Brown
Eva Gaetino - Notre Dame
Delaney Graham - Duke
Katia Hanger - Lipscomb
Jyllissa Harris - South Carolina
Tianna Harris - Kent State
Aly Kilburg - Loyola-Chicago
Karlee Maes - New Mexico
Amanda Martin - Florida Atlantic
Aidan McConnell - Wisconsin
Mykiaa Minnis - Washington State
Dunja Mostarac - UMass Lowell
Lilly Reale - UCLA
Reyna Reyes - Alabama
Payton Robertson - Buffalo
Jade Rose - Harvard
Kelly Severini - Michigan State
Hannah Sharts - Colorado
Jenna Shepherd - Utah Valley
Katie Smith - Texas A&M
Cecily Stoute - Georgia
Anje Suttner - Hofstra
Andrea Tyrell - Mississippi State
Laveni Vaka - BYU
Trinity Watson - Pepperdine
Samantha White - Michigan State