July 10, 2007
GoFrogs.com recently sat down with midfielder Angie Nickens as she prepares for her senior season with the Lady Frogs.
A native of Dallas, Texas, Nickens redshirted in 2006 due to injury and will return for her senior season this fall.
This past year, Nickens received honorable mention honors for the Coach Wooden Citizenship Cup.
GoFrogs.com: What do you need to work on this summer to make yourself a better soccer player?
Angie Nickens: I need to focus on my first touch and short distance sprints to get to the ball faster. I'm also working on my timing to finish crossed balls in the air with my head.
GF: Being injured last fall how excited are you for this upcoming season?
AN: I had a lot of time to sit and watch, but i think it helped me to understand and read the game better. I am so excited to get back on the field and basically just give everything I have.
GF: What would you like to accomplish this upcoming season as a player?
AN: I just want to know that after each game I can walk off the field knowing I did my part for the team. A couple of goals off of corners would be pretty sweet.
GF: What would you like the team to accomplish this upcoming season?
AN: With the talent we have returning and the talent we are bringing in, I think that a conference championship is obtainable. I would also like to see us go to the NCAA tournament.
GF: How has your summer gone so far?
AN: My summer has been pretty relaxing so far. I have worked out a lot and started graduate school.
GF: What is something that you have done for fun this summer?
AN: I went down to Driftwood, Texas, to visit my old roommate. Her parents own some land and horses. It was so peaceful and relaxing. I rode a John Deere, which I'm really not very good at maneuvering.
GF: If you could play any other collegiate sport, what would it be?
AN: I would want to play volleyball, but since I'm short I would have to be a defensive specialist or a setter. I would have liked to have tried out for the cheerleading squad.
GF: You are a dancer, how did you get started in dancing?
AN: I started drill team when I was in kindergarten and then went into jazz and ballet, but I quit in third grade because we weren't in any competitions. In junior high my best friend and I were making up dances and thought we should start taking classes. We began taking hip hop classes until we graduated. It's funny because everyone at dance referred to me as the soccer player and everyone at soccer referred to me as the dancer.