18 - Nicole Cruz
Nicole Cruz
Born: 04/30/1990
Height: 5-7
Year: Senior
Hometown: Thousand Oaks, Calif.
High School: Thousand Oaks HS
Position: Defender
EXP: 2V

2011

Cruz appeared in 10 matches for the Matadors in her junior season … scored her first two career goals for the Matadors, both coming as a substitute … scored first career goal in a win at LMU … added the game-winning goal in the Matadors’ victory over UC Santa Barbara … had 11 shots on the season. 

2010

Cruz sat out the 2010 season. 

2009

Cruz played in 14 matches, making two starts in 2009 ... finished season with 10 shots, putting four on-goal ... had season-high two shots at San Diego on Aug. 21 and vs. Cal Poly on Oct. 2.

2008

Cruz appeared in 17 matches for Northridge in freshman season, making one start ... had nine shots for the year, four of which were on goal ... earned first career start at Long Beach State on Oct. 26.

THOUSAND OAKS HIGH SCHOOL

Cruz was a four year starter letterwinner for the Lancers under head coach Geoff Raives ... finished with three goals and seven assists after senior season ... honored as the Division II Defensive Player of the Year and was a first-team All-Marmonte League choice.

PERSONAL

Born on April 30, 1990 ... daughter of April and Raymond Cruz ... favorites include Denzel Washington, "The Family Guy" and "Gossip Girl", Angelina Jolie, the movie "Man on Fire" and sushi ... once played against CiCi from the Brazilian National Team ... lists her parents as her greatest heroes ... majoring in kinesiology.