Position
Forward
Height
5'6
Class
Senior
Hometown
Rolla, Mo.
Previous School
Lewis & Clark CC
Major
Sport Administration
High School
Rolla HS

2015 NSCAA National Junior College Player of the Year
2015 NSCAA First-Team Junior College All-American
2014 NSCAA First-Team Junior College All-American

CAREER CAPSULE
Made 37 appearances with 32 starts over two seasons for the Tigers in 2016 and 2017 … Scored four goals and served up four assists for 12 total points during her time with the Tigers … Netted two match-winning goals during her senior season in 2017 … Also bagged a career-high three goals and eight points in her final season in Baton Rouge … Fired 43 total shots with 14 shots on goal for a .326 SOG percentage in her two seasons.

SENIOR SEASON (2017)
Started all 18 matches as an attacking midfielder during her senior season with the Tigers … One of the team’s leading scorer with a career-high three goals and two assists for eight points on the campaign … Served up both assists in LSU’s 5-0 season-opening win over Mississippi Valley State on Aug. 18 … Followed by scoring her first goal of the year with the match-winner in the 10th minute of LSU’s 3-0 away win at Colgate on Aug. 20 … Also found the winner in the 68th minute of a 3-1 home win over Austin Peay on Sept. 3 during the non-conference season … Opened the scoring with a headed goal in the sixth minute of a 1-1 draw at Alabama early in the Southeastern Conference season … Attempted 26 total shots with 10 shots on target on the season … Posted a .115 shot percentage and .385 shots on goal percentage during her senior season … Earned her second varsity letter.

JUNIOR SEASON (2016)
Appeared in all 19 matches while making 14 starts in her debut season at LSU in 2016 … Earned her first start of the season in LSU’s first win of the campaign in a 1-0 win at College of Charleston to close out the Charleston Classic on Aug. 21 … Scored her first goal as a Tiger against Tennessee in SEC play on Oct. 6 … Assisted two goals on the season … Credited with an assist on Summer Clarke’s opener in the 27th minute of a 2-1 win at Butler on Sept. 4 to lock up the Hoosier Challenge Cup title … Also assisted Jorian Baucom’s goal in the 50th minute of a 4-0 home win over Lamar in LSU’s non-conference finale on Sept. 18 … Finished the season with four points … Attempted 17 shots with four shots on goal in her 19 appearances up front … Also started matches against George Washington and Western Kentucky during the non-conference season and Ole Miss, South Carolina, Vanderbilt, Georgia, Mississippi State, Auburn, Alabama and Arkansas in SEC play … Earned her first varsity letter.

PRIOR TO LSU
The top player in the junior college ranks in her two seasons at Lewis and Clark Community College in Godfrey, Illinois … Honored by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America as the 2015 National Junior College Player of the Year after finishing the season as the nation’s leading scorer with 40 goals and 100 points … Guided Lewis and Clark CC to the National Junior College Athletics Association Division I National Tournament … Named a two-time NSCAA First-Team Junior College All-American as a freshman in 2014 and as a sophomore in 2015 … Also named a two-time All-Region 24 performer and the Region 24 Player of the Year in 2015 … Finished her freshman season with 27 goals to rank sixth nationally, 18 assists to rank seventh nationally and 72 points to tie for fourth nationally in the junior college ranks for the 2014 season … Coached at Lewis and Clark CC by Tim Rooney … Was a first-team all-state soccer star in Missouri during her prep career at Rolla High School … Earned first-team all-state honors for the first time after her junior season in which she netted 30 goals and dished out 15 assists for Rolla High School … Scored 16 goals and 14 assists as a freshman and added another 18 goals as a sophomore at the high school level.

PERSONAL
Full name is Nicole Ragan Howard … Born on Dec. 13, 1995 … Parents are Michael and Angela Howard … Has an older brother named Jason … Plans to major in sport management at LSU.

 

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