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    Nicole Beardsley
    Nicole Beardsley

    Class:
    Freshman

    Hometown:
    Burnt Hills, N.Y.

    High School:
    Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake

    Height:
    5-2

    Position:
    A



    High School: Played as a starter on her varsity lacrosse team beginning in seventh grade, setting school records for career goals (288), assists (116), points (404), single-season goals (86, 2014), single-season assists (47, 2014) and single-game goals (8) assists (6) and points (11) ... Two-time US Lacrosse first-team All-American ... Named to Under Armour All-America Underclassman Elite teams (2012, 2013) and Under Armour Max Exposure Class of 2014 ... Three-time first-team All-Suburban Council selection ... Scored 2014 Section 2 championship game-winning goal in seventh overtime period ... Team reached New York State Class B Final Four and won a regional championship in 2014 ... Won three Class B championships in 2011, 2013 and 2014 ... National Honor Society member and two-time Academic All-American ... Earned a New York State Merit Diploma and earned Principal's List distinction throughout high school.

    Personal: Born Nicole Jane Beardsley in Niskayuna, N.Y. ... Daughter of Brenda and Ron Beardsley ... Brother Ronnie plays ice hockey at Cortland State ... Chose Northwestern over Boston University, Syracuse and Duke ... Originally anticipated playing collegiate ice hockey until seeing Northwestern's NCAA semifinal win over North Carolina in 2011 ... Plans to study biological sciences with a desire to become a physical therapist.