Senior Profile: Nikki Alvarez

Oct. 29, 2006


For the next week, will profile the five Jayhawk seniors. Today, defender Nikki Alvarez is in the spotlight.

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Nikki Alvarez






Wichita, Kan.

Club Team

KCFC Revolution

Career Honors

2005 Academic All-Big 12 First Team

2004 Academic All-Big 12 Second Team

Best thing about playing soccer at KU:

Playing with my teammates and all our different personalities that make us a team

I chose KU because:

I loved the girls and everyone seemed to love playing soccer and that is exactly what I wanted to do in my career.

Favorite male soccer player:

David Beckham

Favorite female soccer player:

Kristine Lilly

If you could do any goal celebration what would it be?

A backflip

Closest friend on another team:

Ryann Werner (Washburn University)

Favorite actor:

Jim Carrey

Favorite actress:

Julia Roberts

Favorite TV show:

`Friends’ and `The OC’

Favorite movie:


First childhood soccer memory:

Playing on a boys team and picking the weeds while all the boys played (I was four years old).

Greatest college soccer memory:

Beating Missouri on their field, then doing the `Rock Chalk’ chant in the middle of the field.

Favorite place to eat in Lawrence:

Jefferson’s Wings on Wednesday’s

Not many people know this about me:

I’m a neat freak.

Outside of soccer, my greatest talent is:

Horseback riding

After college I plan on:

Attending nursing school, then travel

Favorite song in my iPod:

`Sara Beth’ by Rascal Flatts

What are you going to miss most about KU soccer?

I will mostly miss the girls and the best friends that I have grown to love over the last four years. I will miss the memories that I have shared with them and I will miss everyone’s personalities that make the team who we are.