24 - Nicole Palazzo
Nicole Palazzo
Height: 5-1
Year: Junior
Hometown: Rocky Hill, CT
High School: Westminster
Position: D

2010-11: Played in all 29 games between forward and defense as a Captain for the Pioneers...Totaled 17 points on four scored and a team-leading 13 assists...Twice recorded a point in three or more straight games...Scored on the power play and added an assist in 4-2 win over Cortland St. (1/14)...Posted a goal and an assist at Bowdoin (1/29)...Recorded two assists against Wesleyan (1/15) and St. Michael's (2/27).

2009-10: Appeared in 24 games as a sophomore...Netted five goals and tied for the team lead in assists with 17...Scored once and added two assists at Maine (9/26)...Dished out three assists at Neumann (1/16) and in 5-0 win over Salve Regina (2/12)...Registered a power play goal in each ECAC Open Tournament game against Saint Anselm (2/27) and Saint Michael's (2/28).

2008-09: Skated in all 31 games for the Pioneers...Dished out 13 assists and netted four goals for 17 total points...First collegiate goal was a game winner in 3-2 victory over Maine (10/17)...Posted three assists in 6-0 win at Nichols (11/15)...Scored and assisted on a goal in games against Union (11/28) and Robert Morris (12/17)...Picked up two assists in 10-6 win at Neumann College (1/10).

Before SHU: Four sport high school athlete...Played 3 seasons of ice hockey...Served as captain and received Squibb Bowl Leadership/Sportsmanship award. Played four years of softball and served as captain...Received Headmasters award...Led team to New England championship in 2008...Played 2 years of soccer...Named Rookie of the Year...Also played two years of volleyball...Received athletic award for her senior class.

Personal: Nicole Katelynn Palazzo. Born: 10/9/90. Parents: Helen and John Palazzo. Siblings: John Jr., Christopher, and Nicholas Palazzo. Favorite Teams: New York Yankees, New York Giants. Favorite Athletes: Jeremy Shockey, Peyton Manning, Jorge Posada. Favorite Book: Marley and Me. Favorite TV Shows: Boy Meets World, One Tree Hill. Favorite Movies: Rocky Balboa, The Guardian. Favorite Food: Chicken Parmesan. Favorite Band: Rascal Flatts.