Smith, Braken-Guelke, Catline named to the second team; McKeegan earns honorable mention honors
UC Davis finishes the season in a tie for fifth in the Big West standings
UC Davis faces Long Beach State in regular season finale on Sunday with tourney hopes on the line
UC Davis sits third in the standings heading into the final week of the regular season
Smith makes seven stops as UC Davis and CSUN finish in a scoreless draw
HONORS & AWARDS
• 2015, 2016, 2017 Big West Conference All-Academic Team
• 2017 All-Big West Conference Honorable Mention
• Big West Conference Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 16, 2017)
2017: Started all 18 matches... Led the team in scoring with 10 points thanks to three goals and four assists... Her 18 shots ranked second on the team... Tied for eighth in the league in assists and tied for ninth in the conference in assists per game (0.22)... Scored her first collegiate goal against defending national champion USC in the season opener on Aug. 18... Added goals against San Francisco (Sept. 1) -- the game-winner in overtime -- and at UC Irvine (Oct. 12) -- the game-winner with 1:54 to play in regulation... Posted assists against the Dons, Hawai'i (Sept. 28), Cal Poly (Oct. 5), and Cal State Fullerton (Oct. 15)... Finished with a point in four consecutive matches from Sept. 28-Oct. 15... Attempted a season-best four shots in back-to-back matches against UC Irvine and Cal State Fullerton on the road. putting all four of her shot attempts on frame against the Anteaters.
2016: Ranked No. 4 on the team with 11 shots on goal, and No. 5 with 17 shots… Recorded a game-high point on two occasions by collecting assists at Saint Mary’s (9/24) and vs. UC Riverside (10/16)… Three of her four shots taken vs. Portland State (9/9) were on goal — both season-high figures... Named a starter in 15 of 19 games played... Collected an assist at Saint Mary's and vs. UC Riverside... Recorded a season-high four shots vs. Portland State... A season-high three shots on goal were also posted in that same game... Both of her shots were on goal vs. Sonoma State (8/19).
2015: Her five assists are a team-high total that also matches the programs single-season record... Averaged 0.26 assists per game, the third-highest single-season mark in the school's D-I history... Became the seventh Aggie in the program's Div. I era to record two or more assists in a game when she collected two vs. Denver (9/6)... Assists and assists per game marks were the seventh-highest totals in the conference... A season-high two of her five assists were earned against Denver... Also earned assists against North Dakota State (9/4), Hawai'i (10/22) and at UC Irvine (11/1)... Took a season-high two shots vs. Eastern Washington (8/30), at Pacific (9/13), vs. Cal Poly (10/01) and CSUN (10/4).
MIRA COSTA HS '14: Four-year varsity starter as an outside midfielder at MCHS... Scored a collective 41 goals and recorded 43 assists... Earned All-Bay League recognition in her final three years; she was named to the second team as a sophomore, junior and earned first team recognition as a senior... The Daily Breeze named her to its all-area first team on three occasions... Received CIF Southern Section first team, Bay League and Mira Costa High School Offensive MVP accolades as a senior... Collected scholar-athlete accolades all four years... Member of her school's National Honor Society for three years and California Scholarship Federation for all four... Named Charlaine Deatherage in 2013 as one of her school's highest-ranking juniors... Graduated Mira Costa as its salutatorian in 2014.
PERSONAL: Born in Los Angeles, California... Parents are Amy and Edward McKeegan... Has one younger sibling, Macy... Eva Isaacs, her cousin, competes for UC San Diego as a member of its track & field team... Neurobiology, physiology and behavior major... Enjoys hiking, snowboarding and beach volleyball... Not many people know that she was a competitive gymnast when she was young... Once competed in a friendly with David Beckham and Zinedine Zidane... Capturing back-to-back National Cup titles is her career sports highlight... Chose to attend UC Davis for its excellent academic reputation... Parents are her non-sports heroes... Her superstition always involves her wearing her left cleat before donning her right.