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NCAA Jun 24, 2020

UCLA leads all NCAA programs with 15 alumnae playing in NWSL Challenge Cup

UCLA leads all college programs with 15 alumnae playing in the 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup, which kicks off June 27 in Herriman, Utah.

UCLA is followed by the University of North Carolina with 14 alumnae playing in the NWSL Challenge Cup. Penn State and Stanford each have 11 representatives, and the University of Virginia rounds out the top five with 9 former players.

Below is the list of teams with Bruins on their NWSL Challenge Cup rosters:

Chicago Red Stars: Zoey Goralski
Houston Dash: Megan Oyster
North Carolina Courage: Abby Dahlkemper, Hailie Mace, Sam Mewis, Katelyn Rowland
OL Reign: Lauren Barnes, Darian Jenkins, Taylor Smith, Rosie White
Portland Thorns FC: Anika Rodriguez
Sky Blue FC: Sarah Woldmoe, McCall Zerboni
Washington Spirit: Kaiya McCullough, Ashley Sanchez

CBS will air the opening Challenge Cup match between North Carolina Courage and Portland Thorns FC on June 27 at 9:30 am PT, a game that features five Bruins (NC Courage’s Abby Dahlkemper, Hailie Mace, Sam Mewis, Katelyn Rowland; Thorns FC’s Anika Rodriguez). CBS will also air the final on July 26. The full eight-team, 23-game tournament will be streamed live on CBS All Access in the U.S. and Canada and will re-air on CBS Sports Network. Fans outside the U.S. and Canada can stream the full tournament on Twitch.

For the full schedule, click here.