28 Brittany Ambrose
28 Brittany Ambrose
Height: 5-4
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Surrey, B.C., Canada
High School: Elgin Park HS
Position: Midfielder/Forward

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2012: Redshirted the season.

CLUB: Selected to Vancouver Whitecaps Women's Elite twice (2010-11 and 2011-12) ... one of 10 selected to team ... Provincial Champions U12 and U16 ... MVP Provincial Finals Coastal Cup ... Member of BC Provincial teams U13, U14 and two years at U16 ... Leading scorer on all club teams from U9-U16 ... recorded 10 goals at Albion Cup ... scored 25 goals in a 17-game season for the U13 BC team ... member of Canadian U12 DANONE Nations Cup where she was one of six girls to compete with 560 boys while she started all games for Canada ... selected to Canadian Soccer Association NTC West ... identified by CSA ... silver and bronze medalist at Canadian Nationals.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Rick and Yvonne...father is a roofing contractor…mother is a homemaker…has one sister, Nikki who currently plays on Santa Clara’s soccer team…born in Vancouver BC, Canada…enjoys soccer, basketball, volleyball, web design and shopping…goal is to own her own business and/or pursue a career in finance…majoring in Economics.

Why Brittany chose Santa Clara: “When I was examining my post-secondary options, my family and teachers encouraged me to take my time and consider all the possibilities. While I visited several schools and was impressed by the merits of each, none really excited me the way Santa Clara did. Santa Clara’s academic reputation, coupled with a nationally ranked soccer program, put SCU at the top of my list. I want to earn my degree from a respected school, but didn’t want to just make a ‘sensible choice.’ I’ve been to the University several times and each visit was a great experience. The school and the community spirit is contagious. My sister, Nikki, is a student-athlete at SCU (women’s soccer), and she and her ‘second family’ have made me feel welcome. I love playing soccer, and the enthusiasm shown by Bronco players and coaches convinced me that I wanted Santa Clara to be my home for the next four years.”

Head coach Jerry Smith on Brittany: "Brittany will assimilate very quickly into our program as her sister, Nikki, is currently in her second year with us. This will allow Brittany to gain a heads start on how things run here.  Brittany is a tough-minded, hard-working, goal scoring forward which are all welcomed additions to our team.  Like the Canadian that she is, she plays in front of the net much the same way a hockey player would and is fearless in going after goal scoring opportunities."