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  Christina Nicassio
Christina Nicassio

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Pittsburgh, Pa.

High School:
Plum

Height:
5-8

Position:
F

Birthdate:
08/12/1989

Experience:
3L

CAREER: Christina Nicassio has appeared in 46 career games with 24 starts over her three-year career at Pitt...registered one goal and three assists as a defender.

2009: Saw action in 14 games as a defender...started five contests...played a total of 625 minutes on season...registered one goal, two points and 12 shots on year...scored goal vs. Penn (Sept.13).

2008: Saw action in 15 games as a defender...started eight contests...ended the year with two assists and two points, as well as six shots...registered an assist vs. Penn (Sept. 5)...contributed the assist for the game-winning goal against Providence (Oct. 12).

2007: Saw action in 17 games as a defender while starting 11 contests...ended freshman year with one assist, one point and four shots...tallied first career assist vs. Ohio (Sept. 23).

HIGH SCHOOL: Joined the Panthers as a defender from nearby Plum High School...five-year participant in the Pennsylvania Olympic Development Program...four-year letterwinner on the Plum women's soccer team...helped the Mustangs to four consecutive fourth place conference finishes...two-time All-Section First Team selection (2005 and 2006)...member of the 2005 PA West State Champion Penns Forest Nighthawks...led the Nighthawks to a PA State Olympic Development Program Region I second place finish in the Ryder Cup...participated in the 2006 USL Super Y League Division National Camp...four-time Student-Athlete Scholar Award winner...Honor Roll student.

PERSONAL: Born August 12, 1989...daughter of Anthony and Sandra Nicassio...has two older brothers, Anthony and Mark...coached by former Pitt assistant coach Joenal Castma on the Nighthawks team...enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences...communications major.