19 - Nicole Wells
Nicole Wells
Height: 5-4
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Bryn Mawr, Pa.
High School: Baldwin School
Position: F/M
Major: Undeclared
Residential College: Jonathan Edwards

2012 (Freshman): Second team All-Ivy League ... Became third freshman to earn second team All-Ivy honors in Pam Stuper's eight years as head coach ... Played in all 17 games, starting 16 ... Made varsity debut Aug. 31 at Fairfield ... Scored first career goal in 3-2 win vs. Quinnipiac Sept. 2 ... Finished season with two goals and one assist ... Earned Major Y.

USA Field Hockey: Futures participant 2007-2012 … Futures Level 1 2008-2012 …  Represented Pennsylvania at the National Futures Championship 2008-2012 … Futures Elite 2011-2012.

High School: Played on varsity field hockey team for five years … Captained team her senior year and won MVP … All Main Line First Team, All Inter-Ac League First Team, and Academic All-American in 2011 ... All Main Line Second Team and All Inter-Ac League First Team in 2010 … All Main Line Second Team, All Inter-Ac League First Team, and won team’s Most Valuable Defender Award in 2009 … All Main Line First Team, All Inter-Ac League Honorable Mention, and won team’s Most Goals Award in 2008 … Also played lacrosse and volleyball … Received Ruth Davidson Elite Athlete Award in 2012 … Student tour guide for six years … Represented her school’s Athletic Association for two years.

Club Team: Played for X-Calibur Knights … Attended National Indoor Tournament from 2007-2012 … Team came in second place in A Pool at National Indoor Tournament in 2011, then came back to finish in first place in A Pool in 2012 … Attended National Festival Tournament from 2008-2012 … Won Festival Gold Medal in A pool in 2011 and 2012 … Festival Gold Medalist in 2010… First place (2010) and third place (2011) at Disney Showcase.

Notes: Has done community service working as an assistant for special needs children at Main Line Art Center … Also worked as a tutor at Bryn Mawr Tutoring … Mother, Bernadette Wheeler, is also an Ivy Leaguer (graduated from Brown in 1982).

Why Yale? I visited Yale quite a few times during my junior and senior year, and my love for the school only increased. Yale is a perfect combination of amazing academics and exceptional field hockey players and coaches. What other choice was there?”