With their first pick (No. 2 overall), the Breakers selected UCLA defender Lauren Cheney. Cheney was a member of the 2008 Olympic Gold winning team and became the first player in UCLA history to earn NSCAA All-America honors all four years of her college career.
The native of Indianapolis was named a M.A.C. Hermann Trophy semifinalist in 2008 and finalist in 2007, 2008, and 2009.
As a senior, she finished the 2009 season with 46 points (18 goals, 10 assists), while leading the Bruins to the school's seventh consecutive appearance in the NCAA Women’s College Cup.
Cheney ended her career at UCLA ranked first in points (2008), game winning goals (2008), single season points (2007), single season goals (2007), and freshman goals (2006).
“I believe Lauren was the best pick in the draft,” said head coach Tony DiCicco. “She is an outstanding player who reads the game well. She has the ability to play in the tightest spaces, especially in the penalty area and we were lacking that last year. “
“I am so thrilled to be in Boston,” said Cheney. “I’m excited to be part of Tony’s team. He is a legend in the game. To be able to play with big names like Kristine Lilly and Amy LePeilbet, this is such an honor.”