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.
Intercollegiate student-athlete art show runs from Jan. 26-Feb. 1 at the Walter A. Buehler Alumni Center
The Aggies will begin their run at the America East Conference Championship on Nov. 2 against No. 21 Albany at 1 p.m. (ET).
UC Davis will face No. 18 Stanford in its last regular season game this Saturday at 6 p.m.
The Aggies will travel locally to face California on Friday at 6 p.m. and Pacific on Sunday at 2 p.m.
2016: ALL-AMERICA EAST COMMISSIONER'S HONOR ROLL... Competed in 14 games... Earned her first career start vs. Albany (11/3) in the America East Tournament quarterfinals... Scored her first goal as an Aggie in her only swing at Pacific (10/23)... Also recorded shots in back-to-back games vs. Drexel (9/16) and at Missouri State (9/24)... All three of her shots recorded throughout her sophomore season were on goal.
2015: Competed in 15 games... Made her UC Davis debut against the NCAA's reigning national runners-up when the Aggies faced Syracuse (8/29) in a neutral-site match at Stanford.
HUNTINGTON BEACH HS '14: Earned varsity letters in field hockey and golf... As a field hockey forward, she recorded the second-highest number of goals and received scholar-athlete recognition... The Oilers' field hockey team collected a Sunset League, LAFHA and Southern Sectional championship in 2012... As a golfer, she was named team captain, team MVP and earned additional scholar-athlete honors... Graduated as scholar with distinction and State Seal of Biliteracy... Received Principal's Honor Roll accolades all four years... Participated in her school's National Honor Society from 2011-14.
PERSONAL: Born in Fountain Valley, California... Her parents are Dr. Josette and James Taglieri... Her older sister, Gina, attends Washington & Jefferson... Gina also competes for her school's field hockey team... Enjoys soccer, zumba, water aerobics, ceramics, drawing and writing... Being recruited to play field hockey at a Division I school is her proudest personal accomplishment... Most people do not know that she is 100 percent Italian... Capturing a 2012 CIF crown is her career athletics highlight... Seeks to own her own gym before she turns 30... In order to adhere to her superstition, she cannot step on a painted line when taking the field.