Trojans top the Golden Bears 11-6 at Uytengsu Aquatics Center.
The Women of Troy are feverishly focused on defending their NCAA crown - this year in their home pool.
This season: Nicola Welch enters her third season at USC.
2015: Welch competed but did not score in 2015.
2014: Welch competed but did not score in 2014.
National TeamS: Welch has been a member of the Trinidad and Tobago Junior National Team... Won gold at the CARIFTA Water Polo Championships in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010… Competed in the Junior Pan-American Championships.
High School: Welch competed for St. Joseph’s Convent Port-of-Spain all four years… Awarded St. Joseph’s Convent Port-of-Spain Sports Award her junior and senior year… Selected to the All-Star team in 2009, 2010 and 2011… Played for Marlins Swim Club Water Polo.
Personal: Welch is majoring in chemical engineering… Parents are Ian and Ligia… Has one sister, Anya… Lists Usain Bolt as her biggest sports hero… Enjoys going to the beach… Member of the Society of Women Engineers, Women in Engineering and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers… Born Dec. 2, 1993.