Nicole Norfolk

#16 Nicole Norfolk

Pos. D
Ht. 5-6
Yr. Sr.
Hometown Menomonee Falls, Wis.
High School (Prev. School) Divine Savior Holy Angels

2022: A First Team All-MVC selection ... earned United Soccer Coaches Third Team All-Midwest Region honors ... started all 16 matches she appeared in at center back ... played a total of 1,332 minutes ... went the full 90 minutes 12 times ... scored match-winning goal in MVC win over UIC Sept. 22 ... named MVC Defensive Player of the Week Sept. 26 for her defensive work in clean sheets against UIC and Drake, as well as her goal against the Flames ... suffered injury early in match Oct. 13 at Belmont and missed Valpo's match at Murray State three days later, snapping a streak of 65 consecutive matches started since stepping on campus ... team surrendered just one goal in MVC play with her on the field ... after missing the final three regular season matches, returned to the lineup for MVC Tournament semifinal against Murray State Nov. 3 ... named to the MVC All-Tournament Team ... also a standout in the classroom, was an MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team selection and earned College Sports Communicators Academic All-District honors as well ... also named to the United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-North/Central Region Second Team.

2021: Enjoyed another strong season anchoring the back line ... started all 18 matches ... named a Second Team All-MVC honoree ... also selected to the MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team for a second straight season ... part of a defensive unit which registered eight shutouts, including five clean sheets in MVC action ... played the full match 16 times, including each of the season's first five matches before being subbed out late in win over St. Bonaventure Sept. 5 ... that marked the first time in her Valpo career she had come off the park, ending her program-record consecutive minutes played streak at 3,591 minutes ... registered first career assist on golden goal in 1-0 extra time win at Indiana State Sept. 24 ... named MVC Defensive Player of the Week Sept. 27 ... also picked up an assist Nov. 5 in MVC Tournament semifinal against Evansville.

Spring 2021: Started all 14 matches at center back for Valpo ... played all 1,379 minutes over those 14 matches, extending her consecutive minutes played run to 3,038 minutes - the second-longest known streak by a field player in program history ... helped anchor defense which gave up just eight goals in 14 matches in spring 2021 and posted seven clean sheets ... tallied five shots on the year, one of which was on goal ... named to the MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team.

2019: Started all 18 matches of her freshman season for Valpo on the back line ... named to the MVC All-Freshman Team ... did not come off the field at all during rookie season, playing all 1,659 minutes ... scored first career goal Sept. 1 in draw against Wright State ... finished year with 11 total shot attempts, three of which were on goal.

Prep: Did not play high school soccer, focusing on her ECNL play with FC Wisconsin ... chosen by ECNL as a 2018-19 Midwest Conference Player to Watch ... selected to the 2017 ECNL Midwest Region PDP team ... member of FC Wisconsin's club leadership group the past three years ... member of National Honor Society.

Personal: Daughter of Monica and John Norfolk ... double major in biology and chemistry.