Women of Troy take aim at a run to a 12th consecutive NCAA Tournament trip.
THIS SEASON: Ellie D'Ambra enters her third season at USC.
2015: D'Ambra scored three goals as a sophomore... First career goal came in a two-goal outing vs. Redlands.
2014: D'Ambra competed but did not score in her freshman season at USC.
HIGH SCHOOL: D'Ambra swam and played water polo at Palos Verdes High... Was a member of the CIF championship team in 2010... Named league co-MVP as a junior and senior... Named Daily Breeze and Palos Verdes High Athlete of the Year in 2013... Holds high school's record for most goals scored in a season for both the men's and women's programs... Played for Trojan Water Polo Club and Huntington Beach Club... Valedictorian of the 2013 class at Palos Verdes High.
PERSONAL: D'Ambra is majoring in linguistics/philosophy... Parents are Anthony and Amy... Has two siblings, sister Caroline and brother Anthony... Most thrilling sports moment was when she replaced her ejected goalie on a penalty shot and blocked it to win the game.... Lists her biggest sports hero as Trojan Olympian Moriah Van Norman, who was D'Ambra's club coach during high school... Hopes to travel and become a health professional after graduation... Born Nov. 18, 1994.