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Nicola Pluta
Nicola  Pluta

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Moenchengladbach, Germany

High School:
Stiftisches Humanistisches Gymnasium

Height:
5-6

Position:
Forward

2017 (Sophomore)
Appeared in 16 games and made 15 starts… Finished second on the team with 11 goals and added two assists… Scored game-winning goals against No. 4 North Carolina (Sept. 8), No. 2 Syracuse (Sept. 16) and American (Oct. 27). Missed the team’s first four games while competing with the German U21 National Team… Finished fifth in the ACC in points per game (1.50)… Earned ACC Offensive Player of the Week (Sept. 18)… Named to All-ACC First Team… Named to the Longstreth/NFHCA All-South Region First Team.

2016 (Freshman)
Had a standout rookie campaign...Started in 18 of 19 total games…Recorded a team-leading 17 goals which was tied for the best in the ACC entering postseason play…Recorded her first of seven total assists against No. 10 Michigan…Scored first goal as a Demon Deacon against Ohio State…Scored in five straight games from Sept. 2-18 including one against Indiana, the lone goal against No. 3 North Carolina, one of six to score against Davidson, scored both goals against No. 1 Syracuse…Recorded first hat trick of the season against California where she also had two assists…Netted both goals against No. 12 Virginia…Recorded her second hat trick of the season against Ohio…Tallied an assist against William & Mary…Netted a goal against No. 14 Boston College…Scored a goal against Northeastern…Recorded one goal and two assists against App St…Added an assist against Syracuse in the quarterfinals of the ACC Championship Tournament…Named 2016 ACC Freshman of the Year...Named to the 2016 ACC All-Tournament Team...Selected to the 2016 Longstreth/NFHCA Division I All-Region South First Team...Was one of three freshmen across the nation to be named to the 2016 Longstreth/NFHCA Division I Third-Team All-America.

HIGH SCHOOL:
Team captain for the under-16 girls German national team 2014 ... Top-four player at the German National Championships in 2014 and 2015 ... Played at the federal states under-16 field hockey national championships three years in a row from 2012-14 ... Also finished seventh at the tennis national championships in 2014.

PERSONAL:
Full name is Nicola Maria Anna Pluta ... Born May 25, 1998 ... daughter of Annegret and Christian Pluta.

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