Women of Troy will tangle with the rival No. 2 Bruins at 5 p.m. on Thursday at Drake Stadium.
THIS SEASON Karter Haug enters her senior season at USC as a key part of the strong Trojan defense, bringing a keen ability to contain and shut down opposing strikers. 2009 Haug started 20 games for USC in her junior season... Had an assist against Oregon State... Earned Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention. 2008 Haug again appeared in every game for USC, starting all 23 on the back line as a sophomore... Served up two assists, first at Clemson and one against Cal State Bakersfield... Earned Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention. 2007 Haug stepped right into the USC defensive ranks and appeared in all 25 games, starting 24 matches as a freshman... She also scored one goal and had two assists... Haug's first career goal came on USC's second goal against Cal, and her first assist came on the Trojans' first goal of the year against Weber State. HIGH SCHOOL As a center midfielder at Mountain Vista High in Highlands Ranch, Colo., won 2005 state title and reached state semifinals in 2004 and 2006... All-State First Team selection by Denver Post, Rocky Mountain News and Colorado High School Coaches in 2005, 2006 and 2007... First Team All-Continental League 2005-07; honorable mention in 2004... First Team All-State Academic Team 2005-07... Named team MVP as a junior and senior... Ranked ninth in her class academically... Played club with Real Colorado National and USL Real Colorado Cougars... Won State Cup titles in 2004, 2005 and 2007... State runner-up in 2001 and 2006... Member of Colorado ODP Region IV team in 2005 and 2006. PERSONAL Haug is majoring in communications... Parents are Dan and Patti... Has one brother, Davis... Says her career goal is "to make a difference"... Lists Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins as her biggest sports hero... Favorite movie is `Remember the Titans' and favorite TV show is `Friends'... Would like to study abroad after graduation... Born Oct. 31, 1988.