Three-time letter winner for the Blue Hens • athlete and playmaker • known for her ability to collect groundballs and draw controls • three career hat tricks.
Team captain alongside classmate Mary Abram • All-CAA Preseason Honorable Mention • Nick Colleluori HEADstrong Foundation Award.
Team captain alongside senior Abby Wheble • had a breakout season during junior campaign • started 15 of 17 games played • finished fifth on the team with 21 goals • added three assists for a career-best 24 points • tied for second with 15 caused turnovers and two game-winning goals • third overall with 22 ground balls • collected at least one point in all but four games • notched first career goal, the game-winner, in 10-6 victory at Georgetown in the season opener (Feb. 12) • posted first career hat trick versus Canisius (March 5) • registered a career-best four goals and season-high three ground balls in thrilling overtime win at Hofstra (April 17) • recorded a career-high three caused turnovers against La Salle (Feb. 23) • Nick Colleluori HEADstrong Foundation and PNC Bank Student-Athlete Achiever honoree • CAA Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll • team SAAC representative.
Competed in seven games for Delaware as a sophomore • finished season with two draw controls, one ground ball and one caused turnover • collected on draw control, one ground ball and one caused turnover in team’s 13-7 victory at William & Mary (April 17).
Appeared in 11 games with five starts before undergoing knee surgery following an injury • fifth on the team with 13 draw controls • recorded six draw controls vs. Virginia Tech (March 12), a mark good to tie for fourth in Delaware single-season history • collected four ground balls against Lafayette (Feb. 19) • dished out first career assist at Georgetown (Feb. 15) • registered two caused turnovers at Temple (3/15/14).
Outstanding lacrosse and basketball athlete at Garnet Valley High School • tallied 87 draw controls, 63 ground balls and 63 caused turnovers over her junior and senior seasons • led GVHS to the back-to-back state titles as a sophomore and junior • First Team All-American • two-time First Team All-Central and All-Delco selection • earned First Team All-Philly honors as a senior and High Honorable Mention All-PhillyLacrosse.com accolades as a junior • basketball 1,000-point scorer • three-time First Team All-Central • Central League MVP • two-time Second Team All-Delco honoree • selected to participate in the All-Star Labor Classic and Delaware County Hero Game • top five in scoring, three-point scoring and free throw percentage in Delco • three-time Basketball Ambassador Award honoree • chosen for the Lacrosse Ambassador Award senior year • National Honor Society member • Rotary Club Award winner • Varsity Club President • Garnet Valley Athletic Award.
Nicole Lynn Ricci ("rick—ee") • born August 10, 1995 in Wilmington, Del. • daughter of Patrick and Donna Ricci • has an older sister, Gina • sister plays softball at Penn State Altoona • comes from a Delaware legacy family as mother, uncle and grandmother all were Blue Hens • nickname is ‘Coley’ • major is elementary education with a concentration in middle school English • enjoys basketball, going to the beach, watching movies and hanging out with family and friends • was born in an ambulance outside of her house.
Goals: 4 at Hofstra, 4/17/16
Assists: 1 – 4x, last vs. William & Mary, 4/24/16
Points: 4 – 2x, last vs. William & Mary, 4/24/16
Shots: 5 – 3x, last vs. William & Mary, 4/24/16
SOG: 5 vs. William & Mary, 4/24/16
FPG: 1 vs. James Madison, 4/22/16
FGS: 1 – 5x, last vs. James Madison, 4/22/16
Ground Balls: 4 vs. Lafayette, 2/19/14
Draw Controls: 6 vs. Virginia Tech, 3/12/14
Caused Turnovers: 3 vs. La Salle, 2/23/16