Hometown/Residence: Seal Beach, Calif./Seal Beach, Calif.
Birth Date: NA
College/Major/Grad Year: Long Beach State University/Communications/NA
Joined Team: April 2009
MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: None
INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: None
COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 2008 - Named American Volleyball Coaches Association All-West Region...Started every match and compiled 1,259 assists (10.32 average) to place fourth all-time in school history...Ninth player in school history to top 1,000 digs in her career, finishing senior campaign with 310 digs (2.54 per set) for second-highest on team...Led Long Beach State to a .251 team attack efficiency. 2007 - Earned All-Big West honorable mention honors...Started 31 matches at setter for the 49ers...Finished fourth in the Big West in assist average with 11.85 assists per game...Led the 49ers with 14 double-doubles on the season...Team leader in aces for the second straight year, finishing with 39...Ranked fourth on the team in digs and total blocks ... hit .323 on the year, the second-highest percentage on the team. 2006 - Named All-Big West First-Team...Averaged 12.47 assists per game while hitting an impressive .333...Added averages of 1.02 kills and 2.33 digs per set...Ranked third on team with 245 digs...Ranked second in the Big West in assists per set...Produced 10 double-doubles on the year in assists and digs. 2005 - Averaged 12.56 assists and 2.80 digs per game as a freshman.
OTHER USA VOLLEYBALL EXPERIENCE: Member of U.S. Women's National A2 Team during summer 2007...Member of the 2005 U.S. Women's Junior National A2 Team...Member of the 2004 U.S. Women's Junior National Training Team.
CLUB/PREP CAREER: Graduated from St. Joseph High School in Seal Beach, Calif.... Earned the Lakewood Youth Hall of Fame volleyball Performer of the Year...Selected First-Team All-CIF and First-Team All-League...Named to the Long Beach (Calif.) Press Telegram Dream Team...Played on the Cal Juniors volleyball club.
PERSONAL: Born Nicole Vargas...Parents are Joe Vargas and Debbie Green...Mother was a two-time Olympian playing for the U.S. Women's National Volleyball Team...Father played on the 1980 and 1984 USA Olympic Water Polo Team...Sister Dana is a setter at UC Santa Barbara...Majoring in communications.