Birthdate; Sept 19,1993
Team USA Years: 2007,2008,2009,2010 and 2011
Hometown: Bay Shore N.Y.
Current Residence: Worcester, MA
Personal Website: www.NicoleGiannino.com
CURRENT HOCKEY TEAMS
Holy Cross Crusaders (College) 2010-11
Current High School: College of the Holy Cross
Year of Graduation: 2015
* 2011 Team USA Gold Medalist ,Roccarosa Italy
* 2010 Team USA Bronze Medalist, Beroun Czech Republic
* 2010 USARS-FIRS Womens Inline Team USA
* 2010 Womens Team USA Juniors Team
* 2009 Womens Team USA Juniors Team
* 2008 Womens Team USA 18u Team
* 2007 Womens Team USA 18u Team
* 2008 Womens Team USA International Team
* 2007 Womens Team USA International Team
ICE HOCKEY :
* 2011 Freshman Starter @ The College of the Holy Cross
* 2010 Empire State Games leading Scorer
* 2010 Empire State Games Silver Medalist
* 2010 USA Hockey District Camp 17 "A'" Rating
* 2009 USA Hockey National Camp 16
* 2009-2010 USA Hockey Competed at the 19U Tier 1 National Championships
* 2009-2010 New York State 19U Tier 1 Champion
* 2007-2008 New York State 16U Champion
* 2008 Empire State Games Gold Medalist
* 2007 Empire State Games Silver Medalist
* 2006-2008 West Islip High School Boys JV Hockey Team (only Girl)
* Only Girl to Make the Suffolk County Selects Ice Team
* Youngest Player to ever make The Empire State Games (13 years old)
INLINE HOCKEY :
* 2010 nARCH Womens Champion (Plat Divison)
* 2 Time "Best Defenseman" Awards
* 2 Time "Fastest Skater" Awards
* 3 Time "Best Defensive Forward" Awards
* 1 League MVP Award
* Only girl to make the New York State Wars Boy's Team (5x's)2006-07-08-09-10
* New York Womens State Wars Team Member (4x's) 2007-08-09-10
* 2009 State Wars Gold Medalist
* 2008 State Wars Silver Medalist
* 2006 State Wars Bronze Medalist
* 2009 nARCH Silver Medalist
* 2008-2009 NAYRAH 16U National Championship (LI 495ers)
OUR LADY OF LOURDES (Middle School)(2006-2007)
* Graduated with High Honors (June 2007)
* Graduating Class Award for Highest Average in Science (2007)
* Graduating Class Award for Highest Average in Religion (2007)
* Graduating Class Award for Physical Education (2007)
* 4 Presidential Awards for Fitness (2004-2007)
* High Honor Roll Every Semester
WEST ISLIP HIGH SCHOOL(2007-2009)
* Student of the Month (Feb. 2008)
* Graduated Freshman with High Honors (2008)
* Graduated Sophmore Year with High Honors (2009)
* High Honor Roll Every Semester
* National Honor Society
* 2007-2008 GPA 3.9
* 2008-2009 GPA 4.0
NATIONAL SPORTS ACADEMY (2009-2010)
* Honor Roll GPA 4.0 (unweighted) 1st Semester
* High Honor Roll GPA 4.0 (unweighted) 2nd Semester
* High Honor Roll GPA 4.0 (unweighted) 3rd Semester
* High Honor Roll GPA 4.0 (unweighted) 4th Semester
Hockey Trainers and Instructors
* Matt Dickson (PAL 19U) Skating Instructor
* Alana Blahoski (USA Olympic Team) Hockey Instructor
* Angela Ruggiero (USA Olympic Team) Hockey Instructor
* Aleksey Nikiforo (Dynamo Riga) Hockey Instructor
The Story So Far:
Nicole's older brother Ricky, a Hockey Goalie he needed someone to practice with in their parents backyard. So he dressed his 10 year old sister in hockey gear taught her how to skate and shoot from that day Nicole has never looked back.
Nicole started playing in a Draft league and was quickly noticed by travel teams for her speed.
She has played on numerous travel inline teams, Empire Mission Snipers, Long Island Havoc, NY Tour Roadrunners and NJ Tour Jaguars she also plays on National Teams- State Wars AAA Boy's Team, State Wars Womens AAA Team, USA Women's International Team.
On Ice Nicole was only 12 years old when she started playing for the West Islip High School Boys Hockey Team (2005-2008), 2 year before she was even in High School and was the only girl.
2008-09 she played on the Island Waves Ice Hockey Team were she help lead her team to the New York State Championship in 2007-08.
Nicoles hard work and determanation paid off in 2007 when she caught the eye of the Empire State Games Long Island Team Coach Al Poscillico who selected her to play @ 13yrs old making her the youngest player to ever play in the Empire State Games where she picked up a Silver medal along the way.
Nicole again played in the 2008 ESG games this time helping the Long Island team win the Gold Medal.
The 2008-2009 Ice Hockey season Nicole play for The Long Island Lady (LIL) Islanders a team in the NHL's New York Islander system. The Lady Islanders played in the (JWHL) Junior Womens Hockey League which has games up and down the eastern seaboard.
Nicole is 1 of 34 female Hockey player Invited to the (2009 Team USA Womens World Team Tryouts at the Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs Co.
2009 NYSAHA District Evaluation in Cicero NY Nicole was rated 1 of 11 "A" rated players in New York State and 1 of only 2 Long Island girls (Jackie Arbour,Suffolk PAL) to make USA National Camp 16 which is held in St. Cloud Minnesota Only
For the 2009-2010 Season Nicole decided to attend (NSA) National Sports Academy in Lake Placid New York. NSA won the State Championship and headed to Green Bay Wi. for a shot at a National Championship. In the Nationals Semi-Finals Playoof Game NSA lost in double overtime to the Colorado Selects . This closed out the Hockey season for everyone at NSA with the exception of Nicole.
Nicole was selected to the 2010 Team USA Womens World Team that competed in Beroun Czech Republic July 2010 where the USA Women brought home the Bronze medal.
July 2010 Nicole was again selected to the Empire State Games (EGS) for Team Long Island, Nicole led the team in scoring and to a Silver Medal giving her a EGS Gold Medal (2008) Silver Medal (2010) and a Bronze Medal (2007).
At the 2010 NYSAHA District Evaluations , Nicole Again was 1 only 7 "A" rated players in New York State.
TO BE CONTINUED....................
Aired Aug 25, 2010
on News 12
About Life at NSA with roomate Jackie Arbour
Aired July 25, 2010
on News 12
coverage of the Empire State Games
Aired Feb 4, 2011
on neighborhood Journal
Video of Nicole Playing