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Rachel Nuzzolese
Rachel Nuzzolese

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Upper Brookville, N.Y.

High School:
St. Anthony's HS

Height:
5-8

Position:
Forward

Club Team:
Rockville Centre Tornadoes

09/12/2013

No. 7 Deacons Play to Scoreless Tie with No. 4 Seminoles

Aubrey Bledsoe earned her third shutout of the season in net

09/08/2013

No. 7 Deacons Rally to Stun No. 15 Portland 3-2

Wake Forest erased a 2-0 deficit with three goals in the second half

08/22/2013

Deacs Open Season vs. Kentucky and Alabama

Wake Forest will look to win its sixth straight season opener

08/16/2013

Deacons Dominate Campbell 6-1 in Exhibition

Six different players score for Wake Forest

08/13/2013

Deacons Ranked 15th in NSCAA Preseason Poll

Wake Forest is one of seven ACC teams in the NSCAA preseason rankings

10/11/2013

Women's Soccer Seniors - A Breakthrough Class

A look back at the careers of the Wake Forest women's soccer senior class

02/27/2012

Women's Soccer Season Recap

A look back at the 2011 Wake Forest women's soccer season

12/13/2011

College Cup Behind the Scenes

11/23/2011

Message from Brandon Pendergrass and Rachel Nuzozlese

Brandon Pendergrass and Rachel Nuzzolese discuss this weekend's sporting events on campus

09/04/2013

Wake Forest vs. Louisville - 9/1/13

The Wake Forest women's soccer team faced Louisville

11/10/2012

Wake Forest vs. Georgia Southern - NCAA Tournament

Wake Forest took down Georgia Southern 4-0 in the first round of the NCAA Championship

10/28/2012

Women's Soccer vs. Duke

The Wake Forest women's soccer team beat Duke 1-0 in overtime in the ACC Championship quarterfinals

11/25/2011

NCAA Quarterfinals - Wake Forest def. UCF

Wake Forest topped UCF 3-0 in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament

11/20/2011

Wake Forest vs. Penn State NCAA Third Round

Wake Forest defeated Penn State 4-2 in the third round of the NCAA Tournament


Awards
2012 Soccer America National Team of the Week
2012 Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week

2011 ACC All-Tournament Team
2011 Soccer America National Team of the Week

2010 ACC All-Freshman Team
2010 Top Drawer Soccer National Player of the Week
2010 College Soccer 360 Primetime Performer of the Week (2 times)

Career Summary:
Leaves Wake Forest as one of the most accomplished players in program history ... Ranks seventh in the Wake Forest record books with 26 goals and 67 points, reaching those totals in only 56 games due to two ACL injuries ...Trails only Katie Stengel in career points and goals per game at Wake Forest ... Was named to the 2010 ACC All-Freshman Team after scoring nine goals and 23 points in only 11 games ...Her 12 goals in 2011 are the fourth-highest season total in program history, while her 31 points that season rank sixth and her seven assists rank seventh on the school charts ... Took a school-record 12 shots in her first collegiate game against UNC Wilmington ... Graduating with a degree in communication and a minor in theater

2013 (Senior):
Played in only five games before tearing her ACL for the second time in her career ... Made starts against Portland and Florida State ... Took five shots in the four contests.

2012 (Junior):
Finished third on the team in scoring with five goals, three assists and 13 points ... Moved into seventh place on Wake Forest's all-time scoring charts with 67 points and 26 goals ... Battled injuries all season, but still played in 16 games, starting 12 of them ... Notched the fourth multi-goal performance of her career against NC State, scoring two goals ... Was named to Soccer America and Top Drawer Soccer's National Teams of the Week after totaling two goals and an assist in wins over NC State and No. 10 North Carolina ... Put up two other multi-point games, notching a goal and an assist in wins over Richmond and Princeton, scoring the game-winner in both contests ... Three of her five goals were game-winners, tied for the team lead in that category ... Found the back of the net against Georgia Southern in the opening round of the NCAA Championship to help the Demon Deacons to a 4-0 win ... Took a season-high seven shots in a 1-1 road tie at No. 6 Duke

2011 (Sophomore):
Rebounded from a knee injury suffered during her freshman year to score 12 goals as a sophomore - tied for the fourth-highest single-season total in school history ... Also notched 31 points, to rank in the top-five in the ACC in both goal and point scoring ... Found sparkling form down the stretch, totalling six goals and 18 points in the Demon Deacons' last 10 games ... Voted to the All-ACC Tournament Team ... Made 25 appearances and 23 starts in Wake Forest's 26 games ... Scored the Deacs' lone goal against Duke in the College Cup semifinals ... Recorded an assist on Marisa Park's insurance goal in the 75th minute of the Deacs' 3-0 victory over UCF in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament ... Assisted on a Katie Stengel goal in the 79th minute against Penn State in the third round of the NCAA Tournament ... Assisted on Katie Stengel's insurance goal against Boston University in the second round of the NCAA Tournament ... Found the back of the net off a Katie Stengel assist in the Deacs' 2-0 win against Oakland in the first round of the NCAA Tournament ... Also took nine shots and tied a career-high with five shots on frame against Oakland ... Named to the 2011 ACC All-Tournament Team after scoring or assisting on five of six Deacon goals during the Tournament ... Attempted four shots in the ACC Tournament finals against Florida State, with three of the shots coming on frame ... Played in 25 of the Deacons' 26 games this season, starting 23 of them ... Scored the game-winning goal against Duke in the ACC Tournament semifinals and also assisted on the Deacons' other goal in the 2-1 victory ... Notched four points against Boston College in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament with a goal in the sixth minute and assists on Kim Marshall and Riley Ridgik goals ... Was named to Soccer America's National Team of the Week for her four-point performance against the Eagles ... Scored her fourth game-winner of the season against Clemson ... Also tallied a second goal in the Clemson match for her second multi-goal game this year ... Set a new career-high with five points against Miami ... Ranks second on the team with eight goals this season ... Ranked as the No. 63 upperclassman in the country by TopDrawerSoccer.com ... Netted her second game-winner of the year against UNC Greensboro, scoring off of a direct free kick in the 27th minute ... Handed Wake Forest an overtime victory over Nebraska with a goal in the 98th minute.

2010 (Freshman):
Started Wake Forest's first 11 games before suffering a season-ending knee injury ... Totalled nine goals and 23 points in her rookie season ... Earned spot on 2010 TopDrawerSoccer.com National All-Rookie Team ... Named to the 2010 ACC All-Freshman Team ... Became the first player in Wake Forest history to score a goal in each of the first three games of her career ... Had a multi-point game against Clemson, scoring the game-winning goal and adding an assist ... Notched first career multi-goal game against No. 14 Duke, scoring on two free kicks to help the Deacons to a 2-1 upset of the Blue Devils ... Named one of CollegeSoccer360.com's Primetime Performers of the Week for the week of 8/20-9/5 ... Found the back of the net on a free kick for the Deacons' first goal at High Point ... Scored Wake Forest's third goal in the Deacons 4-1 win over Vanderbilt ... Assisted on Katie Stengel's goal in Wake's loss to Villanova ... Had a four-point night in Wake Forest's 3-1 victory over LSU in the ACC/SEC Challenge, scoring a goal and assisting on two others ... Named to ACC/SEC Challenge All-Tournament Team ... Netted the game-winning goal in Wake Forest's 2-1 win over ECU ... Scored a goal on a penalty kick against UNC Greensboro ... Scored a goal and had an assist in her first-ever collegiate game against UNC Wilmington ... Unleashed 12 shots in her first game, two shy of the school record of 14 ... Ranked 7th on TopDrawerSoccer's list of 100 Freshmen to Watch

High School/Club
Has seen extensive time with the U.S. Youth National Teams, playing with the U-15, U-17 and U-18 teams ... Scored a hat trick for the U.S. at U-17 World Cup Qualifications in Trinidad ... Selected to be on the U-18 team at the La Manga Tournament in La Manga, Spain ... Scored 41 goals for St. Anthony's High School during sophomore season, helping the team to a 19-0 record ... Named to All-Long Island, All-State and All-Metro teams ... Earned NSCAA All-Region team honors ... Named a 2009 Parade All-American ... Club team, the Rockville Centre Tornadoes, was the Region 1 premier champions 2007-09 and was a finalist for the Eastern New York State Cup in 2007 and 2008 ... Participated in the Olympic Development Program from 2003-09 ... Member of National Honor Society.

Personal
Born on April 8, 1992 ... Daughter of Joyce and Michael Nuzzolese ... Father played football at the University of Louisville.


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