February 19, 2005 |
Jason Leopoldo of Thousand Oaks and Amy Rodriguez of Santa Margarita are the Gatorade state players of the year in boys' and girls' soccer. Leopoldo, a 5-foot-6 senior forward who has committed to UCLA, led the Lancers to the Southern Section Division II title last year and second place in the Marmonte League this season. The All-American player has a 3.8 grade-point average. Rodriguez, a 5-3 senior forward, led the Eagles to the Serra League title this season. The U.S.
August 22, 2008 |
Goalkeeper Hope Solo dug into her bag to retrieve two homemade gold medals moments after the U.S. women's soccer team defeated Brazil in extra time to win the Olympic championship, placing one around her neck and clutching the other a scant few minutes before she would get a genuine medal. Exactly why she did that remains a mystery. Solo repeatedly parried questions about it Thursday, after her stellar performance allowed the U.S. to hold off Brazil's early forays and made Carli Lloyd's 96th-minute goal hold up for a 1-0 victory on a soggy field at Workers' Stadium.
January 17, 2009 |
Olympic gold medal winner and U.S. national team forward Amy Rodriguez of USC on Friday was selected as the No. 1 pick in the Women's Professional Soccer draft held in St. Louis. Rodriguez, 21, was chosen by the Boston Breakers, who are coached by former U.S. national team coach Tony DiCicco. "I think she was the pick of the litter. First of all, she's a great kid and an awesome soccer player with a tremendous upside to her game," DiCicco said of the former Santa Margarita High standout.
November 20, 2010 |
A last-minute goal by forward Alex Morgan earned the United States a 1-0 victory over host Italy on Saturday and put the team on the brink of qualifying for next summer's Women's World Cup in Germany. Morgan's goal came in the fourth minute of injury time, when it appeared that the first game of the two-game playoff series would end in a tie. Midfielder Carli Lloyd played a long ball deep into the Italian half, where forward Abby Wambach leaped to head the ball, flicking it into the path of Morgan.
February 4, 2005
GIRLS' BASKETBALL * Kelly Cochran, West Hills Chaminade: Had 32 points and 20 rebounds in a 60-51 victory over Mission Hills Alemany. BOYS' SOCCER * Kevin Cox, L.A. Center for Enriched Studies: Broke a 1-1 tie with a goal in the 77th minute against Sherman Oaks Center for the Enriched Studies to gave the Unicorns their first victory in two years. GIRLS' SOCCER * Amy Rodriguez, Santa Margarita: Scored two goals in a 4-1 victory over Santa Ana Mater Dei.
November 23, 2008 |
A crowd of 3,114 was at UCLA's Drake Stadium on Saturday night to watch an NCAA round-of-16 women's soccer game that ended with UCLA defeating USC, 1-0. It was the largest crowd to attend a women's playoff game in Southern California. What created strong interest was a matchup between the defending NCAA champion Trojans (16-5-2) and a Bruins (21-0-2) team that has made it to the College Cup five consecutive years. Kristina Larsen scored the only goal, 12 minutes 20 seconds into the game.