Women's Volleyball vs. New Hampshire 9/20/2008
Pronounced: Ni-cole FAW-sit
2006 (Sophomore): AVCA First Team All-America ... AVCA First Team All-Mideast Region ... unanimous First Team All-Big Ten ... NCAA Seattle Regional All-Tournament Team ... Big Ten Player of the Week (9/4) ... Texas Invitational Most Valuable Player ... Penn State Invitational Most Valuable Player ... LSU Classic Most Valuable Player ... Academic All-Big Ten ... unanimous Preseason All-Big Ten ... played in all 35 matches of the year and 113 of 114 games ... averaged 4.27 kills per game, good for second on the team and eighth in the Big Ten ... finished the season ranked fourth on the team and sixth in the conference in hitting percentage (.331), the only pure left-side hitter in the league within the top six ... ended her second season with 979 career kills, just 21 kills shy of reaching 1,000 for her career ... her 483 kills in 2006 rank 14th on the single-season record chart ... led the team in kills on 14 occasions ... posted double-digit kills in 30 matches, including the last seven matches of the season ... recorded 15 or more kills on 12 occasions and notched 20 or more kills four times ... tallied a season-best 24 kills in the NCAA Regional Final match at Washington (12/9) ... averaged 4.89 kills per game on .500 hitting against Eastern Kentucky, Duke and West Virginia at the Penn State Invitational ... attacked a season-high clip of .607 at Purdue (9/30), racking up 19 kills and only two errors on 28 swings ... averaged 4.86 kills per game on .315 hitting in the two matches with seven service aces at the NCAA Regional Championship against Purdue and Washington (12/8-9) ... also for the season recorded 27 service aces, 96 digs and 89 blocks ... posted a career-high four service aces twice, including at Michigan (11/18) and versus Purdue in the NCAA Regional Semifinal match (12/8) ... had at least one dig in every match of the year, including a season-high seven at LSU (8/26) ... tallied at least two blocks in 23 matches ... notched a career-high six blocks twice, including at Texas (9/8) and against Wisconsin (10/7).
2005 (Freshman): AVCA National Freshman of the Year ... AVCA Second Team All-America ... AVCA Mideast Region Freshman of the Year ... AVCA First Team All-Mideast Region ... Big Ten Freshman of the Year ... First Team All-Big Ten ... Big Ten All-Freshman Team ... three-time Big Ten Player of the Week (Sept. 26, Nov. 14, Nov. 28) ... Hawaiian Airlines Classic All-Tournament Team ... Nebraska Players Challenge All-Tournament Team ... Penn State Classic All-Tournament Team ... first-ever Penn State player to earn AVCA National Freshman of the Year accolades ... her selection to the All-Big Ten team makes her one of four Penn State freshman to ever garner the honor, joining fellow freshman Christa Harmotto along with Bonnie Bremner and Lauren Cacciamani, who both earned the honor in 1996 ... also became the first PSU freshman to earn Big Ten Player of the Week honors ... started all 34 matches of the year ... set an NCAA Tournament record for hitting percentage by attacking at a career-high .889 clip (16-0-18) against Long Island (12/3) in the second round ... led the Lions and ranked third in the Big Ten with an average of 4.51 kills per game on .309 hitting ... also ranked second in the league in conference-only matches with 4.53 kills per game ... led the team in kills on 28 occasions ... recorded 31 double-digit kill matches, including a career-high 26 kills at Hawaii (9/2) ... tallied 10 or more kills in 31 matches, including 16 matches with 15 or more kills ... her 496 kills during the season ranks 11th on the single-season record chart and her 4.51 kills per game average ranks seventh all-time for a season ... hit .300 or better with 11 kills on 22 occasions ... ranked fifth in the Big Ten in hitting percentage (.341) in league-only matches ... an all-around player, ranked fifth on the team in digs per game with 1.80 ... picked up five or more digs in 23 matches ... recorded a career-high 16 digs against Wisconsin (10/28) ... had 24 multiple-block matches, including a career-best five blocks on three occasions, with the last at Minnesota (10/22) ... recorded first career double-double in first collegiate match against Stanford with 12 kills and 12 digs at the AVCA/NACWAA Showcase in Omaha, Neb. (8/26).
Quoting Russ Rose