Roosa Arvas scores a career-high two goals as Panthers battle back from 1-0 deficit to tie St. John's 2-2 in double overtime.
QUOTING MILLER: "We're excited to have Nicole back for her final year. She obviously did a great job for us last fall and had a really good spring. That hard work has got her fitness to a whole new level. Her game has also improved. We expect her to be fighting off the others for the starting goalkeeper spot."
CAREER: Enters her redshirt junior season after seeing action in 24 career games (21 starts) and 2,011 minutes as Pitt's goalkeeper...Earned the starting goalkeeper role as a redshirt sophomore in 2012.
2012: Played in 1,696 minutes and started all 19 games at goalkeeper...Made 87 saves, totaled three shutouts, allowed only 1.70 goals per game and registered a .731 save percentage while facing 290 shots on the year...Ranked third overall in the Big East in saves (87) and fifth in saves per game (4.6)...Named the Big East Women's Soccer Goalkeeper of the Week during the final week of the season (Oct. 15) after combining for 12 saves and allowing just one goal in wins over Connecticut and Providence...Recorded shutouts at Liberty (Sept. 7), at South Florida (Sept. 16) and vs. Providence (Oct. 14)...Finished with a career-high nine saves three different times: at Michigan (Aug. 19), vs. Miami (Aug. 31) and vs. Connecticut (Oct. 11)...Made seven saves in four different matches: Marquette (Sept. 13), at Notre Dame (Sept. 21), at DePaul (Sept. 23) and at St. John's (Oct. 7).
2011: Played in five games, starting two matches...Logged 315 minutes in goal and posted a .500 save percentage...Made 15 saves.
2010: Redshirted first season at Pitt.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2010 graduate of Hinsdale Central High School in Clarendon Hills, Ill...Led Hinsdale Central to the state championship, finishing the season ranked No. 11 nationally...Led her team to two conference titles (2007 and 2009) and regional championships (2008 and 2009)...Recorded nine shutouts during her junior season, leading her team to a 20-3-2 record and a state title...Recorded 116 saves in 19 games during her junior season...Allowed only 1.11 goals per game as a junior...Named Honorable All-Sectional twice for her play as a junior and senior...Recorded four shutouts during her sophomore year... Allowed 0.83 goals per game and recorded eight shutouts during her freshman season.
PERSONAL: Born June 16, 1992...Daughter of Joseph D'Agostino and Vivian Busch...Has one older sister: Danielle...Majors in communication & economics.