Nicole McMillen
Nicole McMillen
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Pickering, Ontario, Canada
High School: Dunbarton HS
Events: XC/Distance
Major: Business Management

2018: Started the season on the Tusculum women's soccer team where she started in all 18 matches and led the team with eight assists (T2nd in SAC)... 5 days after her final soccer match, she ran her first collegiate cross country race and finished fifth at the South Atlantic Conference Championship finishing with a 6K time of 22:26.2 and earn All-SAC first team honors... Two weeks later, she finished fifth at the NCAA II Southeast Regional meet (22.29.19 - 6K) to earn All-Region first team accolades and punch her ticket to the NCAA II National Championship in Pittsburgh, Pa... She became only the third Tusculum cross country runner to qualify for the NCAA Nationals where she finished 59th of 266 runners (23:57.7 - 6K)... She was the No. 2 SAC runner to finish and fourth-best of Southeast Regional runners competing.

2017-18: Started in 18 matches where she tallied four assists and one shot... Recorded the match-winning assists in the 88th minute in Tusculum's 2-1 come-from-behind win at Lenoir-Rhyne (Sep. 16)...  Tallied an assist in TU's 6-0 win over Coker (Oct. 8)... Followed with two assists at Mars Hill (Oct. 13)... Also lettered on the Tusculum track & field team where she excelled as a distance runner... Finished third in the mile run at the 2018 SAC Indoor Championship... Placed 11th in the 1500 meters at the 2018 SAC Outdoor Championship... CoSIDA Academic All-District first team in track & field.

2016: Started in all 14 matches she played in on the TU soccer team... Accounted for 1191 minutes... Played in every minute in her last nine matches she played in including a season-high 110 against Anderson in the SAC quarterfinal (Nov. 1)... Posted 106 minutes in 1-0 double-overtime win over Newberry (Oct. 2).

2015: Played in all 19 matches with 18 starts while logging 1444 minutes... Member of defensive backline that posted a 1.62 GAA... Played in 110 minutes in double-overtime loss to Anderson (Sep. 26)... 90 minutes in 5-0 home win over Ohio Dominican (Sep. 13)... Played in every minute in five straight matches from Oct. 17-27.

High School: Attended Dunbarton HS in Pickering, Ontario, Canada... Team captain... OWSL U-21 Champions... CGSL Champions... OFSSA Cross Country... Club Team: FC Durham Academy... Coached by Rich Hirst.

Personal: Full name is Nicole S. McMillen... Born Aug. 5, 1997 in Pickering, Ontario, Canada... Daughter of Allen and Bev McMillen... Brother - Connor; Sister - Lindsey... Majoring in business management with a minor in marketing... SAC Commissioner's Honor Roll... Athletic Director's Honor Roll... Dean's List... Charles Oliver Gray Honors List... President's List... Community Service: Nettie Day of Service, Toy Drives... Favorite book: "Relentless"; Favorite class at Tusculum: Marketing; Favorite midnight snack: Cookout Milkshakes; Favorite movie: "Wild"; Favorite sports team: Tusculum women's soccer team; Nicole can't go a week without: Emma MacDonald; Favorite athlete: Ellie Tomassoni; Favorite moment in sports: Winning the 2016 SAC Championship; Favorite Tusculum moment: Every moment with her teammates; Advice to kids: "The sky is the limit"; Favorite color: Purple; Favorite food: Anything sweet; Favorite sport other than soccer: Running; People Nicole most admires: Her parents; Most famous person Nicole has ever met: Shawn Mendes; Toughest opponent Nicole has ever played against: Carly Mill; What people don't know about Nicole: Sometimes she runs; When she was a kid, Nicole tried to be like: Her older sister.