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Honors and Awards
2012: Academic All-Big Ten
2011: Academic All-Big Ten
2011: Played in three games as sub ... made season debut against Green Bay (8/28)
2010: Played in four games
Prep: Four-year letterwinner and the only freshman selected for varsity at Wheaton Warrenville South High School ... claimed the DuPage Valley Conference Championship and Regional Championship as a sophomore and senior ... as a junior she earned the team's "Eye of the Tiger" award and was named the team captain her senior year ... named to All-Conference, All-Sectional and Daily Herald All-Area teams as a senior ... led team in scoring her senior year ... as a member of U-17 Ela Elite soccer club based out of Lake Zurich Illinois, her team claimed the 2007 Regional II Championship ... USYS National League Member from 2007-2009, earning the IYSA Outstanding Achievement award ... excelled in the classroom with academic honors posting a 5.0 for four years
Personal: parents are Gary and Donna ... has one brother, Patrick ... intends to major in communicative disorders and Spanish
Off the Field with Nicole La Petina
Why did you choose the University of Wisconsin?: Academics, atmosphere and athletics
What does it mean to be a Badger?: Being a Badger is such a privilege because you can truly say you go to one of the best schools in the country!
Spot on campus: The terrace
Cartoon Character: Chuckie from Rugrats
Movie: The Sandlot
TV Show: Gilmore Girls
Book: My Sister's Keeper
Car: My Scoot
Athlete: Derrick Rose
Soccer Player: Lauren Cheney
Sports team: All Chicago teams... except the Cubs
First started soccer (age and/or grade): 5 years old
Most memorable soccer game: the Regional Championship game with my club team
My favorite thing about Wisconsin soccer is: my awesome teammates
Best UW road trip: our weekend in Milwaukee for NCAA's
Best memory of the coaches: When Darcy couldn't understand Farmer's directions and he started counting to ten because he was so angry
One word that describes me: Giggly
This summer, I: watched every episode of Glee in three weeks
Is there something significant about your uniform number?: Well my first ever jersey number was 10, but when I changed clubs someone already had 10 so I changed my number to 19 (because 1+9=10), and when I came here I couldn't be either so I chose 28 (2+8=10)
The best thing about Madison is: There's always something to do and never a dull moment
Dream as a collegiate player: Win a Big Ten Championship and keep getting further in the NCAA's
Person(s) most admired/role models: My Parents
My most prized possession is/are: My stuffed dog, Lassie
I can't live without: Los Burritos
My secret addiction is: Boy Meets World episodes online!
If you could guest star in a TV show it would be: Glee, maybe Puck's love interest??
The best sporting event you ever attended was: A Chicago Blackhawks game... there's nothing like it
You won't catch me eating: Tomatoes
Nobody knows how much I love to: Listen to music from my childhood, like Spice Girls
Greatest Invention of the last 100 years: Double Lidded Peanut Butter so you don't get any peanut butter on your knuckles!
If I could live any place in the world it would be: On the beach somewhere
If you could spend a week anywhere in the world: I went to Italy when I was really little but I've always wanted to go again
If I could live in any time period, it would be: The Roaring 20's... love the outfits!
Non-athletic talent I would like to have is: Definitely dancing!
If I could meet three people from throughout history they would be: Michael Jackson, Harriet Tubman and Matthew McConaughey
If I had a million dollars: Buy my own Los Burritos, go on an amazing vacation, pay my parents back for all the things they have bought for me, donate the rest
One thing I absolutely have to do before turning 40: Ride in a hot air balloon
Post-college plans: Live and work in Downtown Chicago before I start getting old
Career goal: Just to love whatever I end up doing
Most famous person I've ever met: Landon Donavon or Pauly D... not sure which one is more famous these days
If I could have one superpower, it would be: Invisibility... I could sneak in to the coolest events!
My dream date would be: Person? Seth Cohen... even though he's a character
I am most thankful for: Just my awesome life in general
I am most passionate about: Learning, whether it's in school or from friends/family
My favorite quote or motto is: Make yourself proud