AOTW: Nicolette Towlen, junior soccer player

Why Nicolette Towlen was selected: Junior Nicolette Towlen played a huge role in the double overtime Middle Atlantic Conference Freedom semi-final. She scored the game-winning goal, breaking a combined time of over 200 minutes of scoreless soccer between Wilkes and Eastern, dating back to their 2016 match-up.

Nicolette Towlen
Junior Soccer Player

Luke Modrovsky

Nicolette Towlen Junior Soccer Player

What head coach John Sumoski said: “Nikki stays on the field for us because she makes something out of nothing, all the time.  She’s our engine and one of our hardest workers.”

Name: Nicolette Towlen

Year: Junior

Major: Psychology

Hometown: Ewing, Nj.

High School: Ewing HS

Position: Forward

Driving force for your decision to come to Wilkes?

I really liked the team chemistry and the team culture.

Post graduation plans in terms of a career?

I hope to go to graduate school in hopes to work as a sports psychologist.

Favorite building on campus?

I like the atmosphere in UCOM, whether you need a quiet study room or a busy coffee shop UCOM has it all.

If we put jolly ranchers into a container, how many do you think you could lift?


What came first? The chicken or the egg?

The egg.

Hopes for this season as a Colonel?

Well I hoped we would win the MAC but since we are past that I hope to make an impact in the NCAA tournament and show everyone that we deserve to be there and we worked hard to get there.

When/Why did you first begin playing? The first time I played I was four in an indoor league and I scored my first goal on my own team.

If you had to choose one thing about your program that you could improve, what would it be?

Our program itself I am very happy with I think one thing that could be improved is student participation, we could really (use) more fans out there.

A quote you live your life by?

“Though she be but little she is fierce.” -Shakespeare

What does “Be Colonel” mean to you?

It means being apart of an entire organization, representing not only yourself but every other colonel as well.

Favorite professor?

Dr. Bohlander and Dr. Lee, they have been big supporters this season.

Anyone to give a shout-out to?

Tony the sandwich guy, thanks for supporting us every year!