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.
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.