Up Close: Nicole Anderson

Favorite cold cereal: Honey Bunches of Oats

I chose soccer over other sports because: My older siblings played soccer

Before a meet I: Like to be relaxed and have fun during warm up so I don't get too nervous

How did I spend my off-season: I studied and that's pretty much it

Who has had the greatest influence on my soccer career and why: My older sister Amber; she played for BYU and she is a great example for me and I really look up to her

What do I want to be doing 20 years from now: I want to be married, raise a family and work a little bit as a registered dietician

Who is the best soccer player/team I have ever played with: Kristine Sinclair on Portland- she's on the Canadian National Team

What would I like to do sometime in my life: Go sky diving

Dream vacation: To the Bahamas or Caribbean

Best advice I've ever received: Trust in the Lord and follow His counsel- you just can't go wrong if you do this

My favorite movie: Mostly comedies; "The Best of Will Ferrell" is really funny

My favorite book is: "Book of Mormon" of course. I also really like the "Children of the Promise" books.

If I could play another sport it would be: Tennis

What is my favorite hobby or activity away from soccer: I like camping and playing sand volleyball

My favorite musical group: I like mostly country- I really like Brad Paisley and Tim McGraw

People say I look like: Tinkerbell

Favorite professor at BYU: Brother Todd Parker

Most interesting class I've taken at BYU: Anatomy was really interesting

What is my most memorable athletic achievement or moment: Getting the NSCAA/Adidas Junior College Player of the Year Award

If I had to give up all of my possessions except one, what would be the one thing I kept: I would keep my scrapbooks with pictures because those are my memories

Favorite scripture: 2 Nephi 4:34- "O Lord, I have trusted in thee and I will trust in thee forever..."

My favorite Web site is: www.hotmail.com

My advice to youngsters: Be cool, stay in school- just kidding, I really have no idea!

Interesting fact most people don't know about me: I have a birthmark on my left foot but I will try to cover it up so people don't know

If you could invite any three people to dinner who would they be: Will Ferrell, Ben Stiller, Chris Farley

On the day of a game, how do your friends and relatives follow the game: They come to home games and my dad will usually fly to the away games

Most embarrassing moment as a player: I was working out in the weight room at Dixie and I was running on the treadmill. When I started looking around the room, it kept me from running straight, so I tripped on the side of the treadmill and fell on my butt and did a back somersault off the back. This happened to be at the busiest time of the day too)!

What do you contribute to the team: Size

Scariest thing about adjusting to college life: No really good home cooked meals

What have you worked on most this off-season: Not giving up the ball to the other team- keeping possession

My first job: Working at a snack bar for Cottonwood Heights Recreation Center

Nickname: Nikki

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