Softball America NCAA Defensive Player of the Year
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Personal: Graduated from Washington in 2020 and returned to pursue a Master’s degree in Education … first name is Nicole … earned nickname Sis when she grew up playing wiffle ball in her neighborhood with her older brother and his friends.
2021 Season: Ninth in the league with 1,468 leaderboard points … tied with Kelsey Stewart for second in Athletes Unlimited with 1,190 win points … starter in all 15 games who hit .326 … registered 14 hits, including six for extra bases … tied for league lead with five doubles … one of eight players to hit a triple … also stole a base … one of 12 players selected in Athletes Unlimited Softball College Draft.
International Experience: Won Gold medal with Team USA in 2017 WBSC Junior Women’s World Championship after hitting .444 (12-for-27) with 12 runs scored and seven runs batted in … also participated in World Cup of Softball XII and finished with .350 batting average while driving in nine runs.
At Washington: Five-year letter winner for the Huskies who started all 261 career games from 2017-21 … fashioned .385 career batting average with nine home runs and 145 runs batted in … closed career as Washington’s all-time leader with 320 hits … three-time Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year recipient … earned NFCA All-America honors three times, including First-Team recognition as a sophomore and junior … also received All-Pac-12 First Team notice as a sophomore, junior and graduate student … named 2019 Seattle Female Sports Star of the Year … one of seven unanimous All-America selections during the 2019 campaign who was a finalist for USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year award … one of six players in program history to record 200 or more hits over first three seasons.
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