Women's Soccer

    Megan Abbamonto
    Megan  Abbamonto


    Mission Viejo, Calif.

    High School:
    Capistrano Valley





    THIS SEASON: Abbamonto will be a much-needed leader in the midfield as a two-time All-Pac-10 selection.

    JIM MILLINDER SAYS: "Megan is an example for our players. No one plays harder than her and she's a key for our success. You need to have her in the game because she's a great leader."

    2002: Made 16 starts in her 2002 junior season before suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee in the Nov. 1 game against Oregon State...earned All-Pac-10 second team honors...scored the game-winner on Sept. 6 against No. 5 Penn State at the UCLA Women's Cup...scored the game-tying goal in the final minutes of regulation on Oct. 4 vs. Loyola Marymount in a 2-2 tie, recording a season-high seven shots...had five shots in back-to-back matches on Oct. 13 vs. California and Oct. 18 at Arizona State.

    2001: Started in every match during her 2001 sophomore season...earned All-Pac-10 second team honors...recorded three goals on the season, including two game-winning goals...scored the lone goal on Oct. 28 in a 1-0 win at Oregon...registered the game-winner on Sept. 30 at Loyola Marymount in the Women of Troy's 3-0 victory...scored USC's only goal in a 1-1 tie on Nov. 9 at Stanford...recorded four shots in a game three times (Oct. 28 at Oregon, Sept. 30 at Loyola Marymount and Aug. 31 at BYU).

    2000: Abbamonto had an outstanding 2000 freshman campaign...played in every match, starting in 18 out of 22 as a central midfielder...registered her first career goal, the game-winner, on Aug. 27 at UC Irvine (2-0)...had a four-game point scoring streak from Sept. 8-17 (2-2=6)...recorded her second game-winning goal of the season on Sept. 17 against Central Florida in Gainesville, Fla. (2-1).

    HIGH SCHOOL: Led Capistrano Valley High in Mission Viejo, Calif., to the 2000 CIF Southern Section Division I championship...tied for the team scoring lead with 15 goals and added six assists...named Orange County Register and Los Angeles Times Player of the Year for the 2000 season...also earned All-South Coast League, CIF Most Valuable Defensive player and All-Orange County honors...prep teammate of current Trojan Ashley Casas...earned team most valuable player honors in 1999 and 2000.

    PERSONAL: Majoring in general studies...mother is Marlene...her sister, Kim, played on the women's soccer team during the 2000 season...enjoys going to the beach in her spare time...lists Billy Madison as her favorite movie..her grandfather also attended USC...born on Dec. 11, 1981.

    2000 (Fr.)	22-18	28	3	4	10	2
    2001 (So.)	19-19	30	3	0	6	2
    2002 (Jr.)	16-16	45	2	0	4	1
    Career		57-53	103	8	4	20	5