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
Former foes unite for a common cause as UC Davis teammates
Numerous team championships and individual honors captured by the first wave of announcements of UC Davis head coach Twila Kaufman's inaugural incoming class
GARCES MEMORIAL HS '14: Four-year starter in goal for the Rams... AnchoredGMHS' defense as its goalkeeper during the team's two South-East Yosemite League championship seasons in 2012 and '14... Team also captures a CIF Central Section Division III crown in 2013... Allowed only nine goals in 24 games played as a senior... Also posted 17 clean sheets in her final high school season... Collected all-area accolades in 2012, '13 and '14... Named league's most valuable goalkeeper in 2011, '12 and '14; also named most valuable league defender in '14... Other honors collected in her senior season include: U.S. Marine Corps Most Outstanding Female athlete and Bakersfield Jockey Club Award... Four-year member of her school's Principal's Honor Roll... Received the Principal's Award for graduating with a 4.0 GPA or above.
PERSONAL: Born in Bakersfield, California... Parents are Dana and Kevin Hamilton... Claire is her younger sister... Has not declared a major... Graduating high school with a GPA above a 4.0 is her proudest personal accomplishment... Winning a CIF championship is her career sports highlight... Would like to play soccer as a professional abroad before turning 30... Chose UC Davis because of its outstanding academic programs, beautiful campus and quality athletics... Non-sports heroes are her mom, dad and sister.