|Title:||Class of 2015|
|Organization:||Softball and Field Hockey|
Nicole Maglione was a force on both the field hockey and softball fields and in the classroom. She scored 31 goals — including 11 game-winners — while handing out 16 assists for a total of 78 points in four seasons on Boynton Hill. In the spring, she was a career .328 hitter with 22 home runs, 108 runs scored, 67 RBI, 20 stolen bases, 20 doubles and three triples.
After scoring a pair of game-clinching goals for the field hockey team as a freshman, Nicole continued her winning ways with five more during a breakout sophomore campaign that also featured career-highs of 11 goals and 27 points. As a junior, she doled out a career-best eight assists and added two more game-winners to her collection. Her final season saw another 11-goal performance: two game-winners, and a NEWMAC Player of the Week selection.
“Nicole was obviously a great athlete, but it was the intangibles that truly made her special,” remarks head field hockey coach Lisa Moreau. “She was a consummate team player working every day to improve not only herself but her teammates as well. It was a pleasure coaching her as she was always open to new ideas, and had the respect of her teammates and the entire coaching staff.”
On the softball field, Maglione batted .349 with four home runs, 22 RBI, 17 extra base hits and 14 stolen bases en route to being named the 2006 NEWMAC Softball Rookie of the Year. She was also recognized as a second team all-conference and all-region selection for her efforts. The All-NEWMAC second team and all-New England third teamer followed up with a .322 average at the plate and belted a career-high 10 home runs as a sophomore. She also ranked fifth in walks per game (.87) and eighth in home runs per game (.33). She later rebounded from a .284 junior season to bat a career-best .351 as a senior.
“Nicole was quite possibly one of the most dynamic and exciting student-athletes that I have ever seen, let alone coached,” boasts former head field hockey and softball coach Johanna DiCarlo. “She had the ability and the sheer will to change the complexion of a game with one swing of the bat, or one breakaway on the field. While she may have come across as soft spoken or quiet to those who did not know her, her play on the fields spoke volumes."
Academically, she was a six-time NEWMAC All-Academic selection (three for each sport), four-time National Field Hockey Coaches Association, and three-time ESPN The Magazine CoSIDA Academic All-District I honoree, including a first team nod as a senior.
A native of Charlton, Maglione graduated from WPI in 2009 with a BS in civil engineering. She started working as an intern at National Grid while attending WPI and was hired full-time after graduation; she was recently promoted to senior transmission line engineer. She is also pursuing an MBA at Suffolk University and currently lives in Arlington. She likes to keep active by playing in a softball league with some friends and former teammates.
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