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
Even though the careers of Lindsay Johansen, Celina Minissian and Rachel Smith may have started elsewhere, all three want to cap their college experience with a championship at UC Davis
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
SOUTH PASADENA HS '14: Named the team's most outstanding offensive player as a sophomore and its offensive player of the year as a junior and senior... Scored 45 goals throughout her three season on roster... Three-time All-Rio Hondo League first team selection... Named to the CIF Southern Section first team in 2011 and second team the following year... Two-time second-team all-area honoree... Led South Pasadena to a league crown in 2011... The Tigers earned CIF playoff berths in each of Brady's three seasons... Competed for club teams Crescenta Valley, L.A. Premier and CZ Elite... Received South Pasadena Rotary Club's Youth Leadership Award, The Scholastic Art & Writing Silver Key Award and California Scholarship Federation Life Membership Award for maintaining a GPA of 3.5 or above while at SPHS.
PERSONAL: Parents are Christel Goins-Botta and Eric Brady... Goins-Botta competed for Smith College's gymnastics team... Her three siblings are William, Christopher and Erin... Has not declared a major... Enjoys reading, discovering new music and is an avid movie watcher... Working, playing club soccer and balancing her high school academic responsibilities is her proudest personal accomplishment... Not many people know that she is a fan of Rob Lowe's early work... Participating in an interview for the Pasadena Star-News after scoring the game-winning goal in a playoff game is her career sports highlight... Chose UC Davis for its athletics program, academic prestige and location... John Steinbeck is her non-sports hero... Interested in pursuing a career in public relations, business, writing or advertising.