UC Davis is one of five teams battling for two spots at this year's Big West Tournament; women's soccer program to honor eight graduating student-athletes in Sunday's Senior Day ceremony
This week's matches present inaugural opportunity to reach coaching milestone
UC Davis will
UC Davis ends 13-day hiatus with inaugural conference games
Last non-conference match prior to league action, at Pacific, will kickoff Friday night at 7:30 p.m.
ARROYO VALLEY HS '12: Three-year varsity letterwinners for Arroyo Valley HS... Captured All-San Andreas League first-team honors three straight years after earning second-team accolades during her freshman season... Was also selected All-San Andreas League for golf, earning a first-team award in 2010 and a second-team certificate... Has also participated in cross country and track... Named Athlete of the Year (2009-11) and Scholar-Athlete (2009-11)... Member of National Honor Society.
PERSONAL: Born in Carson, Calif.... Exercise biology major... Parents are Robert and Joann Grande... Advice to youngsters is "your dreams don't take a day off, why should you?"... Hopes to travel around the world in the future... Accomplished as an artist, has won awards for her sculptures and ceramics.