Current Residence: Queens, N.Y.
College: Queens College
PERSONAL: Born Nicole Nieves on Oct. 6, 1989 in Bronx, N.Y. ... Parents are Victor and Vilma... Katie has an older sister named Vicky and an older brother named Victor Jr.... Nicky was born without her left hand... Nicky graduated from Gateway High school in 2007 and is set to graduate from Queens College in 2012 with a degree in Speech Pathology... She earned the John Similie Hr. Award in 2010… Nicky started playing volleyball in 2002 for the Life Academy Lions ... Her favorite food is Puerto Rican plantain lasagna, her favorite type of music is salsa and her favorite musical artist is Marc Anthony. Nicky lists shopping, playing volleyball and playing the piano as her hobbies and she most admires her mother, Vilma, because she is strong and determined… the happiest moment of her life was playing in her first NCAA game. When asked how she became physically challenged, she responded, “Baby, I was born this way,” -Lady Gaga.
INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011- Parapan American Zonal Championship in Sao Paulo, Brazil (gold).