18 Laura Nunes
|Hometown:||Garden Grove, Calif.|
|High School:||Pacifica HS|
NORTHRIDGE - 2006: Nunes appeared in 15 matches in her freshman campaign, making two starts against Fresno State (Aug. 27) and UAB (Sept. 1) ... scored her first collegiate goal in a victory over Idaho on Sept. 12 ... also posted all three shots of her initial season in that match with two attempts coming on goal. PACIFICA HIGH SCHOOL: Nunes played four seasons of soccer at Pacifica High School in Garden Grove, Calif. ... helped the Mariners to Garden Grove League titles all four seasons and a CIF quarterfinal appearance in her junior and senior campaigns ... earned all-league honors her final two years ... was also All-CIF as a senior ... also ran track ... graduated in 2006 with a 3.71 grade point average. PERSONAL: Born on August 16, 1988 in Orange, Calif. ... parents are Cynthia and Anthony ... has two older sisters, Sarah and Kathleen ... favorites include soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo, eating food and the band "Pussycat Dolls" ... once met soccer star Mia Hamm ... chose Northridge because of the team chemistry and coaching style ... says the best advice she has been given was "pain is only temporary" ... undecided on a major.