With 80 percent of UC Davis field hockey's student-athletes earning a 3.0 grade point average or higher, the Aggies ranked second among the America East Conference's nine competing programs.
The Aggies put together a strong defensive effort against No. 21 Albany during Thursday's America East Tournament quarterfinal match.
The Aggies will begin their run at the America East Conference Championship on Nov. 2 against No. 21 Albany at 1 p.m. (ET).
Chelsea Bigelow and Emily Chen both had record worthy performances during Saturday night's last regular season match against No. 18 Stanford.
UC Davis will face No. 18 Stanford in its last regular season game this Saturday at 6 p.m.
2017: ALL-AMERICA EAST COMMISSIONER’S HONOR ROLL... Made a career-high 18 starts in as many appearances… Earned her first career start against Michigan State on Aug. 26… Notched a career-high 15 saves in the second game of the season vs. No. 5 Syracuse (8/28)… Recorded a total of 27 saves during a weekend on the road in Ann Arbor, Michigan, following a 13-save effort against William & Mary (9/9) with a 14-save effort against No. 7 Michigan (9/10)… Logged 10 saves in the Aggies’ narrow one-goal loss to America East Conference rival, California, on Sept. 29… Recorded her fifth double-digit effort against Ohio State, posting 14 saves in a narrow,0-1, loss to the Buckeyes… Of her 12 saves logged against the Golden Bears on Oct. 20, three came in overtime… Recorded 11 saves against No. 21 Albany in the quarterfinals of the America East Championships (11/2)… Ended the season leading the conference in saves (148) and saves per game (8.22)… Set a new Divison I era program record for saves in a season with 148, while her 15-save effort against Syracuse ranks her tied for third, and her 14-save performances against Ohio State and Michigan rank tied for sixth in single-game saves… With a career total of 163 saves garnered across her two seasons as an Aggie, Bigelow sits in second for all-time career saves--106 behind Lauren Sawvelle (269).2016: ALL-AMERICA EAST COMMISSIONER'S HONOR ROLL... Competed in six games throughout her first season at UC Davis... Saw action vs. Northeastern (8/26), at Boston University (9/11), vs. LIU Brooklyn (9/25), at Iowa (10/9), at Stanford (10/21) and at Pacific (10/23)... Posted a season-high six saves at Boston U... Combined efforts to record a shutout vs. LIU Brooklyn.
WESTVIEW HS '16: Four-year letterwinner as her team’s goalkeeper… Led Westview High School to three straight San Diego Section quarterfinal playoff berths… The Wolverines won 45 games throughout her high school career… Received All-Palomar League second team recognition in back-to-back seasons… Named team MVP as a senior… Posted a .940 save percentage as a junior and .910 clip as a senior… Recorded 311 saves and only allowed 31 goals throughout her final season at WHS… Two-year member of her school’s All-Academic team… Played soccer, softball and gymnastics on a competitive level throughout her freshman year before focusing on field hockey full time.
PERSONAL: Born in San Diego... Parents are Julie and Devin Bigelow... Her mother played competitive softball... Allie and Josh are her younger siblings... Created the San Diego Special Games as a fully-inclusive event to honor the physical and emotional achievements of challenged students and adults in San Diego’s schools… Competed for RUSH Field Hockey for the last three seasons… Bigelow’s club team is ranked No. 8 in the nation by USAFH, No. 2 in the West and No. 1 in California… RUSH won a Festival Championship in 2013, Cal Cup U19 state title in 2014 and finished first at USA Field Hockey’s 2015 Disney Tournament… Won a regional club championship earlier this season… Futures participant from 2013-15… Member of her school’s National Honors Society and California Scholarship Federation… Listens to "God Bless the Broken Road" by Rascal Flatts as part of her pregame ritual... Committing to UC Davis is her proudest personal accomplishment... Helping her team finish second at the 2016 Cal Cup is her all-time sports highlight... Would play soccer at UC Davis if she could choose another sport... Photography and hiking are her favorite hobbies, other than playing field hockey... You can take away everything she owns except her phone and computer... The atmosphere and the coaching staff are the key reasons why she chose to attend UC Davis.