Women's Soccer

Nicole Denenberg
Nicole Denenberg


Chicago, Ill.

High School:
St. Ignatius College Prep



Club Team:
Eclipse Select


Soccer Begins 2013 Preseason Training Camp

Illini Kick Off Practice with Fitness Tests and Training Sessions


43 Illini Honored as Big Ten Distinguished Scholars

Student-Athletes with GPAs of 3.7 or Higher Earn Special Recognition


Soccer 2012 Season In Review

Memorable Big Ten Tournament Run Highlights 2012


Illinois Boasts 52 Academic All-Big Ten Honorees

Big Ten-Best 10 Volleyball Players Highlight Honorees


Illinois Boasts 52 Academic All-Big Ten Honorees

Big Ten-Best 10 Volleyball Players Highlight Honorees


Midfielder/Forward Nicole Denenberg

Midfielder/Forward Nicole Denenberg.

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2011 - Junior: Big Ten Distinguished Scholar ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Started seven of the 23 contests she saw time in as a midfielder, earning a pair of assists on the season in 1,123 minutes of action ... Tallied her first assist of the 2011 campaign on Vanessa DiBernardo's second goal against Toledo ... Followed with her second assist on DiBernardo's game-winner in overtime against #11 Penn State in the Big Ten Tournament Championship Game ... Took 12 shots on the season, firing five of them on-target.

2010 - Sophomore: Big Ten Distinguished Scholar ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Started nine of the 19 matches she played in, serving as an attacking player for the Illini offense that produced 1.68 goals per game ... Tallied her first collegiate points by recording the game-winning goal against Wright State before assisting Jenna Carosio on her 83rd minute insurance goal ... Also assisted on one of Vanessa DiBernardo's four goals against Purdue .. Tallied 11 shots on the season, putting four on net.

2009 - Freshman: Earned her first collegiate minutes as a substitute against Denver on Aug. 30 ... Also saw time against UC Santa Barbara on Sept. 6 and in the Illini's shutout of Michigan State on Oct. 30.

High School/Club: Named the 2008 Girls Catholic Athletic Conference Player of the Year ... 2008 IHSA All-State honoree ... Three-time all-section and all-conference honoree ... Holds St. Ignatius College Prep records in career assists and single season assists, and was the team MVP in 2008 ... Ended high school career with 157 points, second-best in school history ... Helped St. Ignatius to the IHSA Class AA state quarterfinals in 2008 and the regional title in 2009 ... Played club for Eclipse Select ... Coached by Mike Nesci and Aaron Carpenter.

Personal: Born April 23, 1991 ... Majoring in advertising ... Daughter of Alan and Victoria Denenberg ... Has five older siblings ... Member of the National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society at SICP ... Father played basketball at Loyola-Chicago University and uncle played football at the University of Wisconsin ... Enjoys playing the piano.

Getting to Know Nicole: Favorite Pro Team: Chicago Bulls ... Favorite Athlete: Steve Nash ... Favorite Musician: Beyonce ... Favorite TV Show: One Tree Hill ... Favorite Movie: Remember the Titans ... Favorite Quote: "Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose." - Friday Night Lights ... Favorite Book: To Kill A Mockingbird ... Favorite Pre-Game Meal: Pasta ... Favorite Illini Athlete: Alina Weinstein ... Dream Job: CIA Agent.

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