- U.S. National Team: U-20 WNT
- Position: Forward
- Date Of Birth: May 7, 1990
- Height: 5-7
- Hometown: Phoenix, Ariz.
- Club: UCLA
One of the most dangerous forwards in the world at the U-20 level, she is the USA’s most capped player and highest scorer at this level … Heading into the 2010 U-20 Women’s World Cup, she had played in 16 matches for the USA, including 14 internationals, and scored 12 goals … Has scored against Jamaica, T&T, Mexico, Germany, England, New Zealand and Japan in 2010 … She has scored 25 U-20 goals in 32 total international games heading into the WWC … A member of the U.S. team that won the 2010 CONACAF U-20 Women’s Championships in Guatemala to earn a berth to the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, she scored the winning goal in the final minutes of the 1-0 victory over Mexico in the champion game … Started all five games in Guatemala and led the USA in scoring with six goals, scoring two each against Jamaica and T&T and two against Mexico, one in group play and one in the final … Also a key member of the U.S. team that won the 2008 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Chile … She became the first American since Carin Gabarra in 1991 to win the Golden Ball as the tournament’s top player at a FIFA Women’s World Cup … She also won the Golden Shoe as the tournament’s stop scorer with five goals, including the first one in the 2-1 championship game victory over North Korea … At the age of 14, she was a member of Canada's team that played in the 2004 U-19 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Thailand where she was the youngest player in the tournament... Captain of Canada's U-15 team that traveled to Germany in 2005 ... Got her international clearance to play for the USA in 2008 and went on to star at the U-20 Women’s World Cup.
Won Provincials three years in a row with the Coquitlam City Wild, where she played from U-14s through U-16s … In 2004, the Wild also won the national championship where she had two four-goals games and more than 11 goals in the four-game tournament ... Youngest player to play for the Vancouver Whitecaps Club in the W-League at the age of 15 ... Won a championship with Team BC at the Canada Games in 2005 where she scored in the final ... Member of three State Cup winning teams in the United States, helping Eastside (Seattle, Wash.) to a title in 2006 before moving to Arizona where she played for Sereno in 2007 and 2008.
Had an breakout sophomore season at UCLA in 2009, leading the team in scoring with 23 goals and two assists … Her 23 goals tied the school single-season record previously set by Lauren Cheney in 2007 … Was named an NSCAA Third-Team All-American and Second-team All-Pac-10 selection … Set new UCLA single-season records for both points and goals in NCAA Tournament play, registering 16 points on eight goals during the 2009 NCAA Championships … Tied the school’s single-game record for goals, scoring four in a 7-1 victory over Boise State in the NCAA First Round … Also scored twice in a 5-0 win over San Diego State in the second round … Punched in two more in a 3-0 quarterfinal victory against Virginia … Scored a goal in 14 of 24 matches and had seven multiple goal games … As a freshman, she played in 19 matches, making 18 starts and scored five goals with six assists … Was a member of the Pac-10 All-Freshman Team, but missed all five of UCLA's matches during the NCAA Tournament while leading the U.S. to the FIFA U-20 world title ... Scored her first collegiate goal in the team's season opener, tallying the game winner in a 2-1 victory over UC Santa Barbara ... Played two years of high school soccer for Johnston Heights Secondary School in Surrey, British Columbia ... Led the team in scoring as a freshman and sophomore.
Full name is Sydney Rae Leroux … Nickname is Syd … Major is history … Has 11 tattoos … While in Canada, she also won provincials in the 4x100 as a member of the track team ... Has a Chihuahua named Boss who is eight pounds … Mom is Canadian, and she played 3rd base for the Canadian National Softball Team … Father is American who played in the Major Leagues with the Anaheim Angels … Born and raised in Canada until she was 15 and moved to the United States with a goal of earning a college scholarship and playing for the United States Women’s National Team … Addicted to shopping, she can shop anywhere, anytime, and enjoys going by herself … Loves music and is a collector of inspirational quotes … Boyfriend Brett Lawrie was drafted first-round draft pick by the Milwaukee Brewers and is currently in the minors in Huntsville, Alabama … When they were 13, they played hard ball against each other and Leroux struck him out.