AOTW: Nicolette Towlen, senior soccer player

The Beacon: Female Athlete of the Week Nov. 2 – Nov. 12 Why Nicolette Towlen was selected: After falling in the MAC Freedom championship game against Misericordia, Towlen scored the game-winning goal in their 1-0 ECAC semifinal victory over Springfield College.


Nicole Gaetani

Senior soccer player Nicolette Towlen

Name: Nicolette Towlen

Year: Senior

Major: Psychology

Minor: Sports Management &

Sports Psychology

Hometown: Ewing, NJ

High School: Ewing HS

Position: Forward

Driving force for your decision to come to Wilkes?

Definitely the soccer team. I loved the culture and their team chemistry.

Post graduation plans in terms of a career?

I hope to work as a sports psychologist.

What came first? The chicken or the egg?

The chicken.

Favorite building on campus?

UCOM, mostly because of Starbucks.

Coke or Pepsi?


Hopes for this season as a Colonel?

Our season is unfortunately coming to a close, but our goal was to make it to the MAC championship, and we accomplished that. Now, we are working towards an ECAC championship.

When/Why did you first begin playing?

When I was five, my parents signed me up for rec and I’ve loved it ever since.

Favorite thing to do during practice?

Just being around my friends and have fun.

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

I don’t think I would change anything.

Other interests or hobbies off of the field?

Not really, just soccer.

Favorite professor?

Dr. Bohlander

Favorite meal to eat on campus?

Southwest Chicken Wrap from the POD.

Most influential person in your life?

My mom.

If you could have dinner with a famous person from the past, who would it be?

Mia Hamm.

A quote you live your life by?

“Somewhere behind the athlete you’ve become and the hours of practice and the coaches who have pushed you is a little girl who fell in love with the game and never looked back … play for her.”

-Mia Hamm

What does “Be Colonel” mean to you?

Have pride in everything you do – know that you are a representation of Wilkes University.

Anyone to give a shout-out to?

My team – love you guys!

-Compiled by Kirsten Peters, Co-Sports Editor