2012 Field Hockey Appeared in a dozen games and started four times ... Had a solid freshman campaign with three goals and six points ... Had a multi-goal game in her fourth career contest, as she scored twice in MSU's 4-2 road win over Saint Louis ... Knocked in another goal to help lead the Bears defeat Miami (Ohio).
Background Nicotera was a four-year letterwinner for Riverbend High School in Fredericksburg, Va. ... Scored 40 goals and assisted on 17 others during her prep career ... Earned All-District First Team, All-Area and All-Region honors three times each ... Was the leading scorer in the Commonwealth District as a sophomore ... Picked up All-State honors as a sophomore and junior ... Helped her team to runner-up finishes in districts and regionals as a sophomore.
Personal Olivia Ann Nicotera was born April 19, 1994 in Fredericksburg, Va. ... Daughter of Joseph and Carolina Nicotera ... Has three siblings, Charles, Emily and Andrew ... Majoring in communication studies ... Plans to go to law school and become a child advocate.