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  Nikki Gnozzio

Nikki Gnozzio

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Flanders, N.J.

High School:
Mt. Olive

Height:
5-6

Birthdate:
02/27/1987

2008: Selected to the All-Mid-American Conference First Team, the All-MAC Tournament Team and Academic All-MAC, all for a second-straight year ... Named MAC Defensive Player of the Week and to the Womensfieldhockey.com Honor Roll Sept. 30 ... Also named MAC Defensive Player of the Week Nov. 4 ... Selected to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association National Academic Squad for the fourth time ... Earned Strength and Conditioning All-America honors by NSCA ... Started all 23 games, one of three Bobcats to do so, and finished her career starting all 88 games as a Bobcat ... Ranked third on the team with a career-best five goals, equaling her total from her previous three years ... Led the team with a career-high eight assists ... Totaled a career-best 18 points, raking second on the team ... Had a five-game point streak from Sept. 21 to Oct. 5 ... Scored two game-winning goals, Sept. 13 versus Indiana and Sept. 28 at Kent State ... Scored her five goals on just eight shots, with six landing on goal (and five scoring) ... Fired a season-high three shots Sept. 13 in the win over Indiana.

2007: Named to the All-MAC First Team ... Named to the MAC All-Tournament Team ... Selected to the Academic All-MAC Team ... Earned her first MAC weekly award on Sept. 4 after being named the MAC Defensive Player of the Week for one defensive save against nationally-ranked Ohio State on Sept. 2 ... Played in all 23 games of the season ... Made only nine shots and scored first goal of the year against Central Michigan (10/26) ... Named to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division I National Academic Squad.

2006: Started all 22 games as a sophomore ... Named to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division I National Academic Squad ... Registered four points on four assists ... Registered the team's only defensive save of the season vs. Kent State (11/3).

2005: Started all 20 games as a true freshman ... Recorded 10 points on four goals and a pair of assists ... Made her collegiate debut in the starting lineup at Northeastern (8/27) ... Recorded her first-career shot vs. Maryland (8/30) ... Registered a shot on goal versus Maine (9/9) ... Credited with a shot on goal at No. 12 Indiana (9/17) ... Tapped her first-career goal at Ball State (9/23) ... Recorded a goal vs. Ball State (10/14) ... Notched the team's lone tally vs. Miami (10/15) ... Scored for the third-straight game vs. Missouri State (10/21) ... Also recorded an assist vs. the Bears ... Notched an assist at Central Michigan (10/29) ... Named to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division I National Academic Squad.

HIGH SCHOOL: A four-year letterwinner at Mt. Olive High School ... Left as the school's single-season assist leader (24) ... Finished her career with 39 goals and 68 assists ... Earned all-conference and all-county honors and was named school's Best Female Athlete ... Three-year participant in USFHA Futures Elite Program ... Member of the silver medal winner in the 2003 AAU Junior Olympics ... Member of the 2004 National Field Hockey Association High School Academic Squad ... Mt. Olive High School's senior class president ... Also lettered four times in track and field.

PERSONAL: Born Feb. 27, 1987... Daughter of Debbie and Mark Gnozzio ... A sport industry major.