ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 
18 - Lizzy Nichols
Lizzy Nichols
Year: Senior
Hometown: Princeton, N.J.
High School: The Lawrenceville School
Position: Defender
House Affiliation: Adams

Senior (2009):
Team captain ... Finalist for Coach Wooden Citizenship Cup and Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award ... Recipient of the Seamus Malin ’62 Award ... Named to NSCAA Scholar All-East Region team ... All-Ivy League second team ... Named to ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District first team ... Honored on Academic-All-Ivy League team for third straight year ... Tabbed to NEWISA All-New England second team ... Selected to NEWISA Senior Bowl ... Started all 16 games she appeared in ... Scored an unassisted goal in 83rd minute and assisted on another score at Hofstra (Sept. 13) ... Converted on a penalty kick for game-winning tally in win over Penn (Sept. 26) ... Named to Ivy League honor roll Sept. 28.

Junior (2008):
Tabbed first-team All-Ivy League ... Selected Academic All-Ivy .... Chosen All-Northeast Region first team by Soccer Buzz ... Named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Team ... Started all 18 games at defense for the Crimson ... Scored game-winning goal against Columbia on a penalty kick at 109:51, lifting Harvard to the Ivy League title (Nov. 8) ... Named COOP Student-Athlete of the Week and selected to the Ivy League honor roll (Nov. 10) ... Tallied her first goal of the year on a free kick at Brown (Oct. 18) ... Scored in penalty kicks against Northeastern in NCAA tournament (Nov. 14).

National Team:
Participated in United States Under-20 Women’s National Team training camp in April 2008 ... Invited to U.S. Under-23 National Team camp in April 2009.

Sophomore (2007):
Named first-team All-Ivy League ... Selected to second-team NSCAA All-Northeast Region ... Named first-team All-Northeast Region by Soccer Buzz ... Academic All-Ivy League honoree ... Started all 17 matches for the Crimson on defense ... Assisted on Megan Merritt’s goal against George Mason (Sept. 2) ... Scored within the first minute against Princeton (Oct. 20) on a free kick ... Named to Ivy League honor roll (Oct. 22).

Freshman (2006):
Named second-team All-Ivy League ... Named to the Northeast Region All-Freshman Team by Soccer Buzz ... Led the team in scoring and quickly established herself as a deadly accurate shooter ... Started the season on defense and was named to the All-Tournament team after the Inn at Saint Mary’s Notre Dame Classic in early September ... Moved to the midfield position midway through the season ... Despite breaking a bone in her face, she started all 14 games that she appeared in ... Scored three goals--all of them coming on free kicks--and added three assists on the season.

High School:
Four-year starter in soccer at The Lawrenceville School ... Played midfield and captained the team during her last two seasons ... Part of two league championship teams and one state championship ... Four-year first-team All-Mid Atlantic Preparatory League selection ... Three-year all-county award winner ... Four-year all-state pick by the New Jersey Independent Schools Athletic Association ... Four-year Trenton Times and Trentonian all-prep and all-area first team selection ... Francis H. Dyckman, Jr. Soccer Award recipient ... Member of state ODP team for five years, winning one regional championship ... Played her club soccer for PDA Wildcats winning six state championships and one USYSA national title ... Cum Laude Society ... National Merit Commendation ... Two-time recipient of the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth Mathematics Award ... Given name is Elizabeth ... Enjoys photography ... Older brother, Owen, was part of a national championship high school soccer team at Saint Benedict Prep and played soccer at Montclair State.