McCarthy, Parsley, Puffenberger eligible for All-America consideration
2013: NFHCA second-team All-American ... First-team All-Big Ten and All-West Region selection ... Tallied Northwestern's first goal of the season at Providence (8/30), as well as at No. 15 Northeastern (9/1), vs. Miami (Ohio) (9/9) at No. 9 Duke (9/20) and at No. 4 Virginia (9/22) ... Recorded a goal and an assist in a 3-0 win at Ball State (9/10) ... Scored the match's lone goal in a victory over Ohio (9/15) ... Notched a penalty stroke goal to open the scoring in a 4-1 win against No. 19 Michigan (9/29) ... Tallied two goals in consecutive games, in a 3-1 win at Kent State (10/6) and in a 2-0 victory at Indiana (10/18) ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2012: First-team All-Big Ten selection ... First-team Longstreth/NFHCA All-West Region selection ... Started all 15 matches she appeared in ... Tallied goals in each of the first two matches of the season against Miami (Ohio) (8/25) and No. 21 Northeastern (8/26) ... Missed five matches while playing for USA Field Hockey at the Junior Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, helping the team to a third-place finish while leading the team with eight goals ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar.
2011: First-team All-Big Ten selection ... First-team Longstreth/NFHCA All-West Region selection ... Played and started all 21 games as a sophomore forward ... Second on the team and ninth in the Big Ten with 10 goals on the season ... Had 23 shots on goal ... Scored two goals in the 5-0 win vs. Pacific (10/21) ... At one point in the season had a streak of six goals in five games (10/7-10/28) ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2010: Started all 20 games in her true freshman season ... Second-team Longstreth/NFHCA All-West Region selection ... Finished second on the team with eight goals and 21 points ... Added five assists ... Took 52 shots on the season, putting 38 on goal ... First career goal came against William & Mary on Sept. 4 ... Recorded a season high five points against Saint Louis (9/12) ... Put together a stretch of scoring goals in five out of six games from Sept. 4-Sept. 19 ... Scored a penalty stroke goal in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament vs. Michigan State (11/4) ... Named to Big Ten All-Tournament team ... Competed for U-19 United States National Team in Chile and later earned a spot on the U-21 National Team.
High School: Four year varsity starter and captain her senior year in field hockey and softball ... Scored 64 career goals ... Garnered all-state and all-conference selection honors ... Named team MVP her junior and senior year in field hockey ... Leaves high school holding career record for most goals scored ... Member of the Olympic Development Select team ... Club team won National Field Hockey Festival and National Indoor Tournament ... Led softball team to a state championship her senior year ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Graduated with a 4.0 GPA.
Personal: Born Lara Nicole Parsley ... Daughter of Don and Bonnie Parsley ... Father wrestled at Lock Haven ... Brother is currently a swimmer at Rowan University ... Chose Northwestern over Old Dominion, James Madison, Indiana and Louisville ... Majoring in secondary teaching.
Getting to know Nikki
Name your three favorite songs on your I-pod: Born This Way - Lady GaGa, See You Later, See You Soon - Stephen Kellogg & The Sixers, and Count On My Love - Liz Phair
Facebook or Twitter: Twitter at the moment
Describe Tracey in five words or less: Hilarious, inspiring, athletic, and knowledgeable
What's the best part of playing for Northwestern Field Hockey?: Being coached by T. FUCHS!
Favorite food: Pizza/sushi
Favorite TV show: Glee
Favorite movie: Miracle
Favorite book: The Bible
Favorite vacation spot: Anywhere with my family :)
Favorite place to shop: I hate shopping
If I wasn't playing field hockey, I'd be playing: Softball
If I could be any character from a TV show or movie I'd be: Sue Sylvester from Glee
Pregame superstitions: Passing with Jules
Best NUFH memory so far: Beating 6th ranked Ohio State
Which NUFH player is the biggest jokester on the team?: Catherine?
Favorite thing to do besides play field hockey?: Watch movies, listen to music, and spend time with the people I love most
Dream job: DI Field Hockey Coach
Best thing about Northwestern: I get to play field hockey in the Big Ten with amazing teammates while wearing my favorite color of all time, purple!