Sydney Leroux No. 1 Overall In WPS Draft

Saturday January 14th, 2012

UCLA’s Sydney Leroux was selected first overall in the Women’s Professional Soccer Draft today, announced via WPS webcast.

Leroux was drafted by the Atlanta Beat, where she will play as a target forward and be expected to make a huge impact in her rookie season.

[tweet align='center'] Leroux is a rising U.S. national team player and three time All-American who scored 16 goals as a senior and 57  throughout her entire career at UCLA.

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