|High School:||Penn Trafford|
Coach Falor's Comments
"Nicole is one of our most technical attacking players. She is very deceptive on the ball, is solid at breaking down her defender, and plays well on either side. She's spent a lot of time honing her shooting ability and creates good chances in the final third. She is sound in transitional defending and can slide back to play wing defender when needed."
2009 - Junior Season
Played in 14 games, and started three...took four shots on the season with three being on goal.
2008 - Sophomore Season
Participated in 16 matches starting in one...scoring her first goal of the season against IPFW (9/19) to finalize the win...scored second goal of the season against Green Bay (10/17) to ensure the win...had seven shots on goal bringing her season points to four.
2007 - Freshman Season
Fashioned together a strong freshmen campaign, starting in 17 of the 20 matches...tallied her first career goal in the victory over IPFW (9/4)... dished out an assist in the win over Robert Morris (9/28)...totaled three shots, including one attempt on goal against Youngstown State (10/12)...earned first letter.
All-state selection as a senior at Penn Trafford High, playing for coach Achilles Vassilicos. . . tabbed as the team MVP and first team all-area as a senior, helping her team to a 14-4-3 record. . . represented school in a post-season all-star game. . . earned the team's Unsung Hero Award as a junior.
Born April 22, 1989 in Greensburg, Pa. . . daughter of Tom and Michelle Howard. . . has one older brother. . . a member of the High Honor Roll in high school, she received the school's Noble Warrior Award in English, which annually goes to the top student in the subject. . . spends her free time snowboarding and hunting. . . was a member of the Ski Club, German Club and SADD in high school. . . finance major.