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Soccer star Sydney Leroux to be inducted into Little League Hall of Excellence

Sydney being interviewed by Global News during the 2002 Canada Region Tournament.
Sydney being interviewed by Global News during the 2002 Canada Region Tournament. Little League

She may play soccer for the U.S. Women’s National Team, but Sydney Leroux is getting Little League’s highest honour thanks to her time playing for Whalley.

Sydney Leroux faced some controversy after the Surrey-born soccer star chose to play for the U.S. Women’s National Team.

This led to abuse from fans on this side of the border.

But Kevin Fountain with Little League says it was the nine years she spent with the storied Whalley Little League that earns Leroux entrance into Little League’s Hall of Excellence.

Sydney, pictured bottom row center, on the 2002 Whalley Little League Tournament Team. Little League

“She played for the 2002 Whalley Little League team that went to the Canadian regional tournament, almost made it to Williamsport.”

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Fountain calls Leroux a role model who has promoted women in sport.

She is the fifth woman, and the second Canadian to receive the honour.

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