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 will enter CU as an open option, but is interested in occupational therapy.
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.