Earned the team?s Jeremy L. Daly Award for attitude ? Appeared in four contests.
First career goal was an unassisted shot to put the Illini up 8-0
against Northern Illinois ... Played in eight games ... All five of the shots
she fired were on goal ... Earned Academic All-Big Ten honors.
Four-year letterwinner ... Named All-State in 1999 ... Two-time
Star Newspapers Athlete of the Week ... Three-time GCAC all-conference
selection ... McAuley won three regional championships in Nitsche's four
years, including a Sweet 16 appearance in 1996 ... McAuley also won the 1997
GCAC conference title ... Amassed 45 goals and 46 assists in her four years,
including 17 goals and 16 assists in 1998 and 14 goals and 15 assists in
1999 ... Coached by Ed McNally (at McAuley) and Ko Thandabouth (Windy City
Pride Club Team).
Daughter of Larry and Mary Nitsche ... Named
to the Preps Plus Academic Hall of Fame ... Earned the Avery Brudage
Scholarship and was named an Illinois State Scholar ... Plans to major in
education ... Enjoys running and playing sand volleyball ... Named to the IHSA
All-Academic team (honorable mention) ... Favorite TV Show: Seinfeld; Favorite
Athletes: Mia Hamm and Michael Jordan; Favorite Campus Hangout: IMPE;
Biggest Sports Thrill: Advancing to the IHSA Sweet Sixteen; Favorite Quote:
"Maybe good things come to those who wait, but the best things come to those
who seize the moment and make it their own"; Favorite Restaurant: Chicago
Something about the University of Illinois I didn't know until I came to
campus: Illinois started the Homecoming tradition.
Nitsche's Career Statistics
Year GP/GS S G A Pts. GWG
2000 8/0 5 1 0 2 0
2001 4/0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 3/0 3 0 0 0 0
Total 15/0 8 1 0 2 0