Naija Bruckner made an immediate impact with FC Tucson.
The Tucson native assisted on the game-winner in the club’s season opener, and then delivered the game-winner in FC Tucson’s ensuing 1-0 win over El Paso Surf. She finished third on the team with 573 minutes played and proved to be a consistent threat for the FC Tucson offense.
Bruckner was selected as the Newcomer of the Year for FC Tucson.
Bruckner, a graduate of BASIS Tucson North, won a pair of state titles (2019 and ’21) with FC Tucson Youth 04 Girls Black. She is on the roster at Division I Rice University in Houston.