Aggies sweep opening weekend of home matches for the third straight season
UC Davis will host San Jose State in Friday's home opener; face Quinnipiac two days later in first-ever head-to-head match
Inaugural games of the season include trips to area rival and San Diego State
UC Davis captures a conference-high nine of the 59 women's soccer Academic All-Conference awards
Aggies earn distinctions for outstanding achievements in the classroom
2014: BIG WEST ACADEMIC ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM... Started seven of her 19 games played... Took a season-high two shots vs. Quinnipiac (8/31)... Recorded a shot on goal in that same game... Posted one shot in back-to-back games vs. Utah (9/14) and at Nevada (9/19).
2013: BIG WEST ACADEMIC ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM... Named a starter in seven of her 10 games played... Recorded a shot in back-to-back games against Cal State Northridge (10/20) and at UC Riverside (10/24).
BUENA HS '11: Made All-Channel League team for four years, adding all-Southern Section accolades in 2010-11... Voted Most Improved as a freshman, Most Inspirational as a senior... Four-year starter at midfielder and defender... Helped team to 20 wins, a fourth consecutive league crowns and a CIF-SS title as a senior... Graduated magna cum laude (for GPAs between 4.0-4.39)... Won senior scholar-athlete awards from Ventura Suburban Kiwanis and Buena Soccer... Also lettered in cross country and track, winning Channel League 800 championship in 2007... Played for Real SoCal (Woodland Hills, Calif.) for seven years, helping team to league cup.
PERSONAL: Born in Ventura, Calif.... Majoring in neurobiology, physiology a behavior... Parents are Steve a Annie Ellberg... Steve was a swimmer at Cal in the early 1980s... Older sister, Grace, also attends UC Davis... Few people know she raised pigs for nine years as part of 4-H.