WFYI: Sydney Leroux #WaybackWednesday
Sydney Leroux, one of the brightest young stars on the U.S. women's soccer team, celebrates her 24th birthday today. Born in Canada to a Canadian mother (and member of the national softball team) and an American father (a former major league pitcher), Leroux set her sights on making the U.S. team when she was just a kid. Leroux moved to Arizona by herself when she was 15 and attended her last two years of high school while living with host families. The international gamble paid off. Leroux went on to have a standout career at UCLA and made the United States' U-20 World Cup team. By 2012, Leroux was a member of the senior national team and quickly emerged as one of the team's brightest stars. She has scored 29 international goals. Today, Leroux is known for both her on-field prowess and her frequent social-media usage. In honor of her special day and #WaybackWednesday, here is a classic Leroux Vine from the driving range. Enjoy.