Hello Bruins fans!
We wanted to reach out to give you all a recap on our successful 2019 season! At Nationals, we finished 6th in the nation, which is the highest we have finished since 2015. Furthermore, the Bruins took home some hardware, winning 5 First-team All American Awards (Sophie Kamanski, Emma Shahabi, Kendall Fitzgerald, Sally Nason, and Karina Yamasaki). We also picked up 2 Player of the Year Awards! Karina Yamasaki was honored as Attacker of the Year and Emma Shahabi was awarded Midfielder of the Year for the entire WCLA. We are so proud of our girls and the effort they put in all season to allow us to have such a strong finish at Nationals in Virginia Beach.
Last week, we attended the UCLA Club Sports Banquet where awards were presented to winners among 55 different club sports, over 250 student officers, and over 1,000 athletes. At the banquet, your lady laxers won Team of the Year, and Sophie Kamanski and Karina Yamasaki were awarded Athlete of the Year and Officer of the Year respectively.
Overall, we had an amazing season, not just in terms of the statistics and awards, but in terms of team spirit and camaraderie. We had such an great time traveling, practicing, and continuing to get to play the sport we love at a competitive level. We are SO grateful to all of you who have contributed to making this one of our most successful seasons to date, so thank you, thank you, thank you!