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    Mary Nitsche
    20 Mary Nitsche
    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Chicago, Ill.

    High School:
    Mother McAuley

    Height:
    5-5

    Position:
    Midfielder

    Birthdate:
    05/05/1981

    AT ILLINOIS...

    2001:
    Earned the team?s Jeremy L. Daly Award for attitude ? Appeared in four contests.

    2000:
    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.

    HIGH SCHOOL...
    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).

    PERSONAL...
    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 Firehouse Restaurant; 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	  
    

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