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Women's Recruiting May 15, 2020

UCLA women’s soccer unveils No. 1 ranked recruiting class, featuring 14 players

UCLA women’s soccer has pulled together the No. 1 recruiting class in the nation for the upcoming 2020 season. This is the second consecutive Top 2 class for the Bruins, according to Top Drawer Soccer rankings.

Among the 14 Bruin signees are U.S. Youth National Team members Aislynn Crowder, Isabel Loza, Jillian Martinez, Michaela Rosenbaum, Dasia Torbert, Reilyn Turner and MacKenzee Vance. Also joining UCLA this upcoming season are international youth national team players Kaila Novak from Canada, My Haugland Sørsdahl from Norway and Clara Härdling from Sweden. Completing the class are California standouts Jen Alvarado, Megan Edelman, Jordyn Gather and Kelly McManus.

“We are very proud and excited to announce our 2020 Bruin incoming class,” said UCLA head coach Amanda Cromwell. “This group of players, ranked first in the country, is committed to the culture of excellence that defines UCLA. They have represented their countries and club teams at the highest level and are now ready to bring that experience to Westwood and make an immediate impact in our program and around our university. This class adds immense talent and depth to our team and will carry on the championship legacy of UCLA Athletics for years to come. We can’t wait to welcome the newest Bruins to campus!”

2020 Freshman Class
Player Pos. Class Hometown (High School) Club Team
Jen Alvarado MF Fr. Corona Del Mar, Calif. (JSerra Catholic HS) SoCal Blues
Aislynn Crowder MF Fr. Mililani, Hawaii (Mililani HS) Hawaii Rush Soccer Club
Megan Edelman MF/F Fr. Walnut Creek, Calif. (Monte Vista HS) Mustang Soccer Club
Jordyn Gather D Fr. Ladera Ranch, Calif. (JSerra Catholic HS) SoCal Blues
Clara Härdling MF Fr. Taeby, Sweden (Tibble Gymnasium) AIK
Isabel Loza MF Fr. La Mirada, Calif. (La Mirada HS) LAFC Slammers
Jillian Martinez MF/F Fr. San Antonio, Texas (James Madison HS) Lonestar SC
Kelly McManus GK Fr. Long Beach, Calif. (Mater Dei HS) Strikers FC ECNL
Kaila Novak F Fr. St. Thomas, Ont., Canada (Bill Crothers Secondary School) FC London
Michaela Rosenbaum MF Fr. Sana Rosa, Calif. (Montgomery HS) Santa Rosa United ECNL
My Haugland Sørsdahl D Fr. Moss, Norway (Wang Toppidrett) Kolbotn IL
Dasia Torbert MF Fr. Buford, Ga. (Mountain View HS) NASA Tophat
Reilyn Turner F Fr. Aliso Viejo, Calif. (Laguna Beach HS) SoCal Blues
MacKenzee Vance MF/F Fr. Bluffton, S.C. (Bluffton HS) United Soccer Alliance

Jen Alvarado
Midfielder
Corona Del Mar, Calif. (JSerra Catholic HS)
SoCal Blues

  • All-State player in 2018 after leading JSerra to the league, CIF, state and Max Prep national championships
  • Played on the three-time ECNL National Championship SoCal Blues team
  • Younger sister of former Bruin captain Annie Alvarado
  • Enrolled at UCLA Winter 2020

Aislynn Crowder
Midfielder
Mililani, Hawaii (Mililani HS)
Hawaii Rush Soccer Club

  • Member of U.S. Youth National Team from U-16 to U-20 level
  • 2019 Gatorade Player of the Year nominee
  • 2019 Allstate All-American
  • Three-time All-Hawaii honoree

Megan Edelman
Midfielder/Forward
Danville, Calif. (Monte Vista HS)
Mustang Soccer Club

  • 2020 Cal-Hi Sports Player of the Year
  • Three-time first-team All-NSC and four-time first-team all-league
  • Totaled 68 goals and 30 assists in 77 regular season high school games, leading her team to CIF NorCal championships in 2018 and 2019
  • Led her ECNL team in scoring from 2014-20 and helped guide them to two national Final Fours

Jordyn Gather
Defender
Ladera Ranch, Calif. (JSerra Catholic HS)
SoCal Blues

  • 2018/2019 Allstate All-American
  • Won two national titles with SoCal Blues along with three ECNL national championships
  • Led JSerra HS to three CIF Championships, the 2019 state title and No. 1 national ranking
  • Trained with the U-16 National Team in 2016

Clara Härdling
Midfielder
Taeby, Sweden (Tibble Gymnasium)
AIK

  • Member of the Swedish Youth National Team since 2015, playing at the U-15 through U-19 levels
  • Earned seven caps in 2019 with the U-19 National Team, including six at the UEFA Qualifiers
  • Made five appearances at the UEFA U-17 Qualifiers
  • Played 39 games for her club team AIK

Isabel Loza
Midfielder
La Mirada, Calif. (La Mirada HS)
LAFC Slammers

  • 2020 Area Player of the Year
  • All-CIF and Suburban League MVP after scoring 20 goals and 11 assists in 2019-20
  • Led La Mirada to a league title and to the state championship game
  • Member of the 2019 ECNL Southwest Conference championship team and named to the all-conference team

Jillian Martinez
Midfielder/Forward
San Antonio, Texas (James Madison HS)
Lonestar SC

  • Participated in US Youth National Team training camps from 2015-18 at the U-14 to U-16 level
  • Named to the 2019-20 US Soccer Coaches Youth All-America team
  • Selected to the Best XI team at the 2019 U.S. Soccer Development Academy Championship Tournament
  • Represented the U.S. at the 2018 UEFA Women’s Development Tournament in Portugal

Kelly McManus
Goalkeeper
Long Beach, Calif. (Mater Dei HS)
Strikers FC ECNL

  • NSCAA High School All-American and All-CIF as a freshman in 2017
  • Two- time All-CIF and first-team all-league
  • 2020 USA Today Los Angeles Girls Soccer Player of the Year nominee

Kaila Novak
Forward
St. Thomas, Ont., Canada (Bill Crothers Secondary School)
FC London

  • Member of Canadian U-20 National Team and played in the 2020 CONCACAF Championship
  • Played at the 2018 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, assisting on the game-winning goal to send Canada to the semifinals
  • Totaled 11 caps and two goals at the U-17 level
  • Enrolled at UCLA in Winter 2020

Michaela Rosenbaum
Midfielder
Santa Rosa, Calif. (Montgomery HS)
Santa Rosa United ECNL

  • Member of US Youth National Teams from U-14 through U-18 levels
  • Represented the U.S. U-16 National Team in Germany in 2017
  • Led her high school squad to three NBL titles, two NCS titles and the 2020 CIF Championship
  • Three-time overall MVP at Montgomery HS

My Haugland Sørsdahl
Defender
Moss, Norway (Wang Toppidrett)
Kolbotn IL

  • Member of the Norwegian U-19 National Team
  • Played in two games at the 2019 UEFA U-19 Championship
  • Helped lead Norway to the 2017 UEFA U-17 Championship semifinals
  • Has 54 appearances and two goals for Kolbotn IL’s senior team

Dasia Torbert
Midfielder
Buford, Ga. (Mountain View HS)
NASA Tophat

  • Member of U.S. Youth National Teams (U-14, U-16, U-18)
  • Started two games for the U-18s at the 2020 Tricontinental Cup
  • 2018 United Soccer Coaches Youth All-South Region selection
  • Played with NASA Tophat, ranked the No. 1 club team in the nation in 2020

Reilyn Turner
Forward
Aliso Viejo, Calif. (Laguna Beach HS)
SoCal Blues

  • A fixture on the U.S. Youth National Teams, having attended 18 training camps at various levels
  • Played for the U.S. at the 2018 CONCACAF U-17 Championship, scoring two goals, including the game-winner against Canada to send the team to the semifinals
  • Leading scorer for the four-time national champion SoCal Blues
  • All-American and All-CIF honoree at Laguna Beach HS

MacKenzee Vance
Midfielder/Forward
Bluffon, S.C. (Bluffton HS)
United Soccer Alliance

  • Made her U.S. Youth National Team debut in 2015 with the U-14s and has since played with the U-15s, U-16s, U-17s and U-19s
  • Earned her first cap in 2017 with the U-17s
  • 2018 and 2019 All-American
  • 2018 and 2019 All-South Region honoree