Women of Troy pay a visit to Cal State Fullerton at 7 p.m. on Friday for season opener.
THIS SEASON Arielle Baptiste enters her first season at USC.
HIGH SCHOOL Baptiste was a first-team all-league and second-team all-area selection as a senior out of Flintridge Prep in La Canada, Calif.... Also named team offensive MVP as a junior and senior... Team won league championships in 2010, 2011 and 2012... Also competed in track as a sprinter and jumper for three years, winning league titles in long jump and triple jump.. Played club for LAFC, Crown City and FC Golden State... An honor student.
PERSONAL Baptiste has not declared a major, but would like to pursue a career in art history or architecture... Mother is Roseline Dauphin-Baptiste... Has one sister, Alexandra... Enjoys hiking, music, cooking, friends and going to concerts in her free time... Lists her father, Alix, who played soccer in college and professionally, as her biggest sports hero... Favorite foods are tuna and Chinese... Has always wanted to skydive... Would like to travel to Italy, France and Morocco... Born March 14, 1994.