UC Davis is poised to become one of the Big West’s premier programs after its record-setting year
Ten UC Davis student-athletes make third appearance on Fall Academic All-Conference squads
Zuzu Romano nails the game-winner in the 72nd minute
Diverse magazine recognizes minority student-athletes
Aggies earn third consecutive shutout victory
2015: BIG WEST ACADEMIC ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM... Competed in 12 games... Named a starter at UC Riverside (10/11)... Scored the game-winning goal, her first as an Aggie, at UC Irvine (11/1)... Scored on her only shot taken that day... That was her only shot on goal that season.
2014: BIG WEST ACADEMIC ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM... Earned a spot in the starting lineup when UC Davis faced Air Force (9/7), Long Beach State (10/19), Hawai'i (10/24) and UC Irvine (11/2)... Took a season-high two shots at Sacramento State (8/22)... Also recorded her shot on goal in that game.
2013: Appeared in five games... Recorded her first collegiate shot vs. Cal (9/8)... Received a medical redshirt.
CARDINAL NEWMAN HS '13: Earned scholar-athlete accolades all four years at Cardinal Newman High School... Received first team all-league recognition as a junior and senior... Named to the Principal's List for three years, and Leadership Council for one... Elected senior class president and traveled to Nicaragua to help build a school for underprivileged children.
PERSONAL: Parents are Ellen and Marc Romano... Has two siblings, Jake and Avery... Jake currently attends Western Washington... Majoring in neurobiology, physiology & behavior... Enjoys snowboarding in her free time... Even though her birth name is Audrey, practically everyone calls her by her nickname, Zuzu... Would play basketball if she was not a member of the women's soccer team... Hope Solo is her sports hero... Once went skydiving, her greatest personal accomplishment... She chose to attend UC Davis because, "It's a great school."... Competed for two club teams - Santa Rosa United and Davis Legacy... As a member of the Legacy, she helped the team finish as champions of the 2012 Disney Soccer Showcase... Competed on the Olympic Development Program's State team from 2008-11... Played on the ODP Region IV team from 2010-11... Her favorite facility visited is ESPN's Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Florida... Would love to visit Spain... Her advice to others is simple: "Work hard, play hard."