10 Nicolette Balch
10 Nicolette Balch
Height: 5-11
Year: Senior
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
High School: Cathedral Catholic High School
Position: Utility
Major: Communication

AS A SENIOR IN 2015: Saw time in 16 games … scored one goal and four assists against Occidental … earned one ejection in GCC Championship win over Fresno Pacific.

AS A JUNIOR IN 2014: Saw time in 12 games this season … had 1 goal vs. Concordia on Mar. 1 … scored 1 goal vs. Princeton on March 9

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2013: Played in 10 games, collecting six attempts and two steals overall.

2011-12 Action Photos 

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2012: Provided energy off the bench in her first year as a Bronco, registering six goals and two steals … tallied her first collegiate goal against UC Davis (3/10) … netted two goals in the Broncos’ victory over Cal St. San Bernardino (4/14).

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Cathedral Catholic High School in San Diego, Calif. ... San Diego CIF Water Polo Semi Finalist in 2010-11 ...Was a four year varsity starter while and led team in assists from 2009-11 ... San Diego Union Tribune Scholar Athlete ... member of the USA Water Polo Pacific Southwest Zone team.

PERSONAL: Born in San Diego, Calif. ... daughter of Donald and Kathleen Balch ... majoring in Communications ... enjoys surfing, snowboarding, lifeguarding on the beach and hanging out with friends.

"I chose Santa Clara because of its reputation of providing the highest quality education, the chance to play Division I college water polo, the size and location of the beautiful campus and the welcoming and warm nature of its staff and students."