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Sophia Gambitsky
Player Profile:
Sophia Gambitsky 1746958
Position: Goalie
Height: 5'6"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Wantagh, N.Y.
High School: Wantagh
Club: Long Island Liberty
Experience: 2 Letters

FRESHMAN (2014): Gambitsky saw action in the crease in four games, totaling 75:45. She recorded a 6.34 goals-against average. She faced 19 shots and made seven saves for a .467 save percentage. Gambitsky made her Colorado debut in the Buffs’ inaugural game, allowing a single goal off four shots faced in just over seven minutes played in the 12-4 victory over Stetson. Gambitsky got her first save in the Buffs’ first home game, a 13-10 win over Regis. She substituted in for the second half against both Brown and St. Mary’s. Against the SMC Gaels, Gambitsky grabbed a season-high four saves and posted a .467 save percentage.

COACH ELLIOTT ON GAMBITSKY: "Sophia is a tough player mentally and physically. She is athletic in the cage and brings consistency in her play. Sophia is a true competitor and risk taker. We are excited to have Sophia in our family and to help anchor our defensive unit."

HIGH SCHOOL: Gambitsky was a four-year letter-winner, three-time Scholar Athlete and two-time All-County honoree at Wantagh. In her final season, she was her team’s captain. Gabitsky helped lead the Warriors to the Class B Division Championship her junior year and the semi-finals in 2010, 2012 and 2013. The Warriors earned a National School Girls Tournament Championship. Gambitsky has also played for the Long Island Yellow Jackets (2009-10) and Long Island Liberty (2011-12) lacrosse clubs and was a two-year letter-winner in cross country. 

IN THE CLASSROOM: Gambitsky is a communication major.

PERSONAL: Sophia Rose Gambitsky was born on June 28, 1995 to teachers Ed and Beth Gambitsky. She comes from a family of lacrosse players. Her father played at North Carolina State, and her brother Jake plays at Harvard. She has worked as a counselor at Dance Barn summer camp. She enjoys art, pilates, outdoor activities and the music of Mumford and Sons and Of Monsters and Men. She is a fan of Long Island bagels and the New York Giants. She chose CU over Ivy League schools like Pennsylvania and Dartmouth because she said the minute she stepped on campus she fell in love with the atmosphere, location and reputation.


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