Most of us we’re slogging through college, working, trying to make ends meet.
Were you also the Golden Boot winner at the U-20 Women’s World Cup? Were you also leading your college side deep into the NCAA playoffs? Were you off to such places as Chile and China to represent your country? Were you eagerly awaiting your first cap for the National Team? Did you have to balance a life of school, soccer, and dating a professional baseball player?
The answer is probably “no” for most of us, but for University of California at Los Angeles junior and U.S. Women’s National Team forward Sydney Leroux these are just daily deposits in a life already chock full of success.
Leroux was called into her second National Team camp this January and is now in China preparing for the USWNT’s participation (and possible her first cap) in the Four Nations Tournament. The speedy front-woman is regarded as one of the women’s program’s brightest prospects. She’s got the pace and finishes lethally as demonstrated by her five goals in the U-20 World Cup and her 30 goals in total in 36 matches for the youth team.
TSG got a chance to catch up with Leroux via the Gmailer as her hectic schedule created chaos around a phone time. Here’s our exchange below.