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Nicole La Petina
Nicole La Petina

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Warrenville, Ill.

High School:
Wheaton Warrenville South High School

Height:
5-6

Position:
MF

Experience:
0V

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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

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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!

Favorites:
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

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