Rachel Nichols Sept 25, 2012 18:17:23 GMT 8
Post by markilizer on Sept 25, 2012 18:17:23 GMT 8
Hometown: Fairfax Station, Va.
High School: Lake Braddock Secondary School
College: Cornell University
Sophomore Season - 2011
Nichols was limited to just eight games off the bench due to an injury, but she wasted little time making her mark upon her return. In her first game back, Nichols' throw-in turned into an assist on a Maneesha Chitanvis goal during a 2-0 win over Niagara on Sept. 25. Nichols then recorded her first career Ivy League point with an assist in the team's 2-1 overtime loss to Yale on Oct. 15.
Freshman Season - 2010
Nichols was a key contributor as a playmaker for the Big Red in her first season, appearing in all 15 games and starting in 13 of those. She also scored a goal and added four assists, sharing the team lead in the latter category with sophomore Xandra Hompe. She picked up an assist in the opening game of her career, a 2-1 loss to Delaware on Sept. 3, then added two more two days later in a 7-0 win against Delaware State. Nichols scored her first career goal with a tally in a win against Binghamton on Sept. 22, and added an assist in the win over Manhattan on Sept. 26.
Nichols earned first-team All-Examiner honors in 2007 and garnered a spot on the All-Metropolitan area and all-region honorable mention lists in 2009. She was a first-team all-district selection in 2009 and earned team most valuable player honors as well. Nichols also helped lead her school to a state championship in 2007. Nichols played club soccer for the Braddock Road Youth Club, winning the state championship four years in a row. She was a five-time member of the Olympic Development Program state team and was twice selected to the ODP Region I pool. Nichols also earned a spot at the U-14 U.S. Women’s National Team Identification Camp in 2006 and was selected to the Super Y ODP National camp.
Rachel Dennie Nichols is the daughter of William and Wilma Nichols and has an older sister. Her father is a 1977 alumnus of Cornell University, while three aunts and a cousin have attended Cornell. She is enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.