The Trojans are 34-players strong entering Friday's season opener at Cal State Fullerton.
THIS SEASON Courtney Garcia enters her senior season at USC as a talented attacker with the ability to put away key shots... Has scored the eighth most game-winning goals in USC history with five.
2011 Garcia appeared in 13 games and started one as a junior... Scored the overtime game-winner for USC at Purdue on Sept. 4.
2010 Garcia appeared in all 22 games and started 12 as a sophomore... Scored three goals and added three assists to finish with nine points on the year... Scored the game-winning goal at Arizona... Also assisted on the overtime game-winner vs. Auburn and assisted the winner vs. Washington.
2009 Garcia appeared in all 21 games with 14 starts as a freshman... Was second on the team in scoring with four goals, including three game-winners... First career goal wound up as the game-winner vs. Cal State Fullerton on Sept. 4... Also had game-winning goals in back-to-back games, at Oklahoma and at Pacific.
HIGH SCHOOL Garcia was a three-time All-CIF and all-league selection out of Esperanza High in Anaheim, Calif.... Was ranked 12th among national recruits according to ESPN RISE and 11th according Top Drawer Soccer.com... Won two Sunset League championships and was a first team all-county pick... Selected California High School All-Star game MVP... Also was a sprinter on the Esperanza track team, earning three all-league first-team honors and winning three league titles... Participated on Regional and California ODP championship teams... Played club soccer for Slammers.
PERSONAL Garcia is majoring in economics and minoring in business administration... Parents are Ralph and Sandy... Has one sister, Jessica... Father Ralph is a USC alum... Enjoys going to the beach and being with friends in her free time... Would like to travel to Europe, Australia and the Bahamas... Lists Derek Jeter as her biggest sports hero... Born Aug. 9, 1991.