Senior Lizzy Nichols, co-captain of the women’s soccer team, was named one of 10 finalists for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award for women’s soccer on Oct. 5. The award is given annually to one Division I women’s soccer player with notable achievements in four areas of excellence — classroom, character, community, and competition.

The senior defender, who has two goals this season, recorded her second tally Sept. 25 on a game-winning penalty kick in Harvard’s 3-2 win over Penn. Known for clutch performances, Nichols scored last year on a double-overtime penalty kick against Columbia, which clinched the Crimson’s first Ivy League title since 1999.
Off the field, Nichols is working toward a history and literature/history of art and architecture double concentration, and is on the board of the Harvard student-founded nonprofit organization Circle of Women, which promotes women’s education in the developing world.
The winner will be announced during the 2009 NCAA Division I Women’s College Cup in College Station, Texas, Dec. 4-6. One-third of the voting is determined by fan voting, and two-thirds of the balloting is determined by NCAA Division I coaches and national media members.
To vote for Nichols, visit the competition Web site at http://www.seniorclass award.com.

Senior Lizzy Nichols, co-captain of the women’s soccer team, was named one of 10 finalists for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award for women’s soccer on Oct. 5. The award is given annually to one Division I women’s soccer player with notable achievements in four areas of excellence — classroom, character, community, and competition.

The senior defender, who has two goals this season, recorded her second tally Sept. 25 on a game-winning penalty kick in Harvard’s 3-2 win over Penn. Known for clutch performances, Nichols scored last year on a double-overtime penalty kick against Columbia, which clinched the Crimson’s first Ivy League title since 1999.

Off the field, Nichols is working toward a history and literature/history of art and architecture double concentration, and is on the board of the Harvard student-founded nonprofit organization Circle of Women, which promotes women’s education in the developing world.

The winner will be announced during the 2009 NCAA Division I Women’s College Cup in College Station, Texas, Dec. 4-6. One-third of the voting is determined by fan voting, and two-thirds of the balloting is determined by NCAA Division I coaches and national media members.

To vote for Nichols, visit the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award Web site.