2005 (Junior): Academic All-Big 12 First Team Selection ... Started KU's first eight matches and 15 total while also seeing time off the bench against Oklahoma State on Oct. 7 ... Second half goal tied the match against #25 Wisconsin (8/28) ... Played all 90 minutes in seven matches.
2004 (Sophomore): Played in 23 contests, starting 21 ... Named to the All-Tournament Team at the Select Kickoff Classic for her strong defensive play ... Academic All-Big 12 Second Team ... Recorded five shots on the year.
2003 (Freshman): Appeared in 21 contests, starting nine matches ... Recorded the first goal of her career, the game-winner, in a 3-0 victory over UW-Milwaukee on Sept. 5.
Wichita Northwest HS: A four-year soccer letterwinner at Wichita Northwest HS ... Coached by Bobby Bribiesca ... Selected a captain for two seasons and helped lead Wichita Northwest to a runner-up finish in the 2002 state championships ... Named all-city two years ... Four-year selection to the all-region team ... Named all-state a total of three years ... Led the state of Kansas in points scored as a senior ... Selected as a Kansas University Honors Scholar ... Four-year member of the Principal's Honor Roll.
Club: Played for the KCFC Revolution where she was coached by Gags Pritchard ... Helped lead the Revolution to the KSYSA State Championship two years ... Placed third at the USYSA Regional Championships ... Scored the game-tying and game-winning goal for the Revolution at the regional quarterfinals versus Illinois, helping the team to the tournament semifinal.
ODP: Nine-year member of the Kansas ODP ... Selected three times to the Regional Pool Team ... Was a two-year co-captain ... Three-year recipient of the Spirit Award.
Personal: Born Nicole Renea Alvarez on Feb. 9, 1985, in Wichita, Kan. ... Parents are Rick and Lorrie Alvarez ... Has played in the Kansas ODP program with fellow sophomores Holly Gault and Lacey Novak ... Has played soccer in Costa Rica and Spain ... Majoring in pre-nursing.
Career Stats Year GP/GS SH G A PTS GWG 2003 21/9 3 1 0 2 1 2004 22/20 5 0 0 0 0 2005 16/15 6 1 0 2 0 Totals 59/44 14 2 0 4 1