Nicole Rathman
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Nicole  Rathman

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

High School:
Lahser HS

Height:
5-7

Position:
OH/L

Birthdate:
10/25/1986

Experience:
HS

HIGH SCHOOL
Four-year volleyball athlete (1 JV, 3 varsity) as a prep player...Played two years (2001 and 2002) at Notre Dame Belmont (Belmont, Calif.) and two seasons (2003 and 2004) at Lahser HS (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.)...All-league, all-region and all-district first team selection as well as honorable mention all-state as a senior...Team was Oakland Activities Association (OAA) Division I co-champion in 2004....Volleyball team captain both years at Lahser HS and team offensive MVP as a junior...As a junior, was an all-league (OAA I) and all-region (Michigan Interscholastic Volleyball Coaches Assn.) honoree...Captain of varsity basketball team both years at Lahser and two-time MVP...All-district Class A and all-OAA Division II selection as a guard...Set school mark for charges taken in a season...Led team in scoring and field goal percentage as a junior...At Notre Dame Belmont HS, was a second team all league (West Catholic Athletic League) selection as a sophomore...Named volleyball athlete of the week and was the MVP at the Arcata Invitational Tournament...Set school mark with 16 kills in a single game vs. Carlmont High...As a freshman, was MVP of the junior varsity volleyball squad Two-year varsity basketball starter...Chosen the Gatorade Athlete of the Year for Notre Dame Belmont (basketball)...Won second honors (academic) both years at NDBHS, and won Distinguished Honors for Arts and Dance as a sophomore...Played club volleyball with Peninsula Juniors (14's, 16's, 17's) in Redwood, Calif. and with Michigan Elite (18's)...Michigan Elite team won the title at the USA Junior Girls Invitational in June 2005 and she was named to the all-tournament team.

PERSONAL
Nicole Christine Rathman was born Oct, 25, 1986 in Palo Alto, Calif...Daughter of Tom and Holly Rathman...Father is a former NFL running back who played with San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders, and is now the running backs coach for the Detroit Lions...Lists favorite athlete as Tom Brady...Worked as an instructor at basketball and volleyball camps the past two summers...Was a volunteer at a Special Needs shelter in Detroit (2003-05) and also at Saint Vincent DePaul soup kitchen in South San Francisco (2001-03)...Undeclared major at SDSU.

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