Nicole Woods

Nicole Woods

Hometown: Beverly, MA
Position: Striker/Midfielder
Number: 22
Stick: GRAYS GR6000

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2019

FIH Pro League (9th - Worldwide)
Series against Chile (Santiago, Chile)

2018

Vitality Hockey Women's World Cup (14th - London, England)
Series against The Netherlands (Palo Alto, CA)
Series against Chile (Lancaster, PA)
Series against Argentina (Tucuman, Argentina)
Four Nations Women's Ibaraki International Tournament (4th - Osaka, Japan)
Series against Belgium (Lancaster, PA)

2017

World League Semifinals (Gold - Johannesburg, South Africa)
Pan American Cup (Bronze - Lancaster, PA)
Series against Ireland (Lancaster, PA)
Recorded first cap on May 24th against Ireland
Named to the U.S. Women's National Team

2016

Women's Junior Pan American Games (Silver - Trinidad & Tobago)
Women's Hockey Junior World Cup (8th - Santiago, Chile)

2015

U-21 Belgium Tour
Named to the U.S. U-21 Women's National Team

2014

Named to the U.S. U-19 Women's National Team

LOUISVILLE UNIVERSITY HIGHLIGHTS

2016

NFHCA All-West Regional First Team
All-ACC Second Team
Preseason All-ACC Selection

2015

All-ACC Second Team
Longstreth/NFHCA All-West Region First Team Selection
NFHCA National Academic Squad
Athletic Director's Honor Roll
Dean's List

2014

All-ACC Academic Team Selection
NFHCA National Academic Squad
Athletic Director’s Honor Roll
Dean's List

PERSONAL HIGHLIGHTS

How old were you when you first started playing?

I was 14 and a freshman in high school when I first started playing!

Who was your favorite athlete growing up? (can be any sport)

Favorite athlete growing up was NHL player Taylor Hall

What's your go-to pregame meal?

Something simple, like eggs and toast or oatmeal.

What is your favorite pump-up song?

I don’t really have one!

Describe your playing style in no more than three words?

Keeping it simple.

What is your secret talent?

I am a really average juggler.

What is your favorite movie?

Mystery Alaska

What fictional character would you love to meet?

Meredith Grey

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I wanted to learn 7 languages and be a translator.

What do you do when you're not playing field hockey?

Usually spend time with friends and family, discover new places, watch NHL games or work at Orangetheory as my part time job!

What is your favorite food to cook?

Homemade pizza

What is your favorite motivational quote?
Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress; working hard for something we love is called passion. - Simon Sinek
What is the best piece of advice you've ever received?

If you’re cold, run faster.

What is your favorite place to travel to?

New Zealand

Cake or pie?

Cake

Pineapples on pizza?

I don’t hate it, but I wouldn’t order it.

Beach house or cabin?

Cabin

What is your favorite field hockey memory?

Probably winning the 2017 World League 3 as a youngster on the team during my first tour with the WNT to qualify for the World Cup.