Darian Jenkins and the UCLA Women's Soccer Team Win the NCAA National Championship
The UCLA women’s soccer team won its first NCAA championship in program history on Sunday afternoon, defeating the Florida State Seminoles, 1-0, in overtime. The title represents UCLA’s 110th NCAA championship in school history, the most in the nation. Sophomore Kodi Lavrusky scored the game-winner for the Bruins in the 97th minute after taking a great through ball in the box from junior Megan Oyster and scoring far post past Florida State keeper Kelsey Wys.
Jenkins, a freshman forward from Riverton, Utah, is UCLA's leading scorer with 11 goals and 27 points. The Pac-12 Freshman of the Year also earned first-team all-conference and all-freshman honors. Jenkins, along with Richmond are the only two Bruins who have started in every game this year. She started the year by scoring a goal in each of her first four games.
The Bruins finished the season with a 22-1-3 record and defeated three No. 1 seeds en route to the championship. Florida State concludes their season with a 23-2-3 record.