| Nicole McCarty
Team captain and a three-year starter at defender...Experienced and powerful player who has established herself as one of the team leaders...plays with great determination and aggression...will once again be an integral part of the Lobos' defense this fall...second team all-MWC selection in 2001...two-time academic all-MWC honoree and a MWC Scholar Athlete.
2004 - JUNIOR SEASON
Appeared in 15 games with 14 starts for a total of 1,216 minutes...played every minute in nine games...recorded her second career assist in UNM's 2-1 win over Portland State on Sept. 3...attempted one shot...Academic all-MWC honoree.
2003 - SOPHOMORE SEASON
Played a huge role on the injury-plagued Lobo defense, seeing action in 18 games, including 16 starts for a total of 1,473 minutes...notched her first career assist in the semifinal game of the Mountain West Conference Tournament against BYU...played every minute against Northern Colorado and San Diego State...attempted one shot.
2002 - REDSHIRT YEAR
2001 - FRESHMAN SEASON
A second team all-MWC selection who got better and stronger as the year went on...led all newcomers with 16 starts and 1,482 minutes in 18 games...played every minute of UNM's victories over No. 12 Kentucky (Sept. 30), Air Force (Oct. 14), BYU (Oct. 19) and San Diego State (Oct. 28)...Academic All-MWC honoree and a MWC Scholar Athlete.
Four-year letterwinnner at Mission Viejo High School...spent her first two years at goalkeeper before making the switch to defender...2000-01 team captain, Most Inspirational Player and second team all-South Coast League selection...played for coaches Suzie Daher and Mark Fiore...was a key member of a Diablos' squad that finished the 2000 season ranked fifth in the nation after capturing California Interscholastic Federation, South Coast and Excalibur championships...played for one of the top California club teams, the Southern California Blues, under head coach Hugh Donald.
Born Feb. 4, 1983 in John Day, Ore...daughter of Phillip and Nadine McCarty...has one brother, Tim Hensley...brother rides in the NIRA and pro rodeo circuits...enjoys dancing, working out and going to the beach...major is Health Education.