1 Nicola Perlman
1 Nicola Perlman
Height: 5-10
Year: Senior
Hometown: Stanford, Calif.
High School: Castilleja
Position: Goalkeeper
House Affiliation: Eliot

Team captain ... Honored on CWPA Scholar-Athlete Team and ACWPC All-Academic Team ... Named Harvard Most Valuable Player ... Had 14 saves in season-opening victory against NYAC at Harvard Invitational (Feb. 14); made six stops later in the day against No. 8 Michigan ... Recorded 10 saves against Princeton (Feb. 21) ... Stopped two shots in 14-4 win over George Washington (Feb. 22) ... Had five stops in victory over Bucknell and made eight saves against Maryland (Feb. 28) ... Turned aside five shots against Princeton (March 1) ... Made nine saves against Hartwick (March 14) ... Had six stops at No. 1 Stanford (March 21) ... Blocked 11 shots, including two five-meter chances, in win at Sonoma State (March 22) ... Made eight saves at Pacific (March 24) ... Had nine saves at UC Davis (March 26) ... Stopped eight shots against Hartwick (April 4) ... Scored first-career goal against Utica (April 5) ... Made seven saves against Brown (April 11) ... Had 12 saves against Hartwick and nine against Brown at Northern Division Championship (April 18) ... Stopped three shots against Hartwick at Eastern Championship (April 24) ... Recorded 10 saves against Indiana at Easterns (April 25) ... Made eight saves in win over Bucknell at Eastern Championship (April 26).

Named to Collegiate Water Polo Association's All-Academic Team ... Selected to Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches Academic All-America Team ... Honored on CWPA All-Northern Division Second Team ... Made 11 saves against both Maryland and Princeton (Feb. 17) ... Stopped 13 shots in win over Siena (March 8) ... Was a perfect five-for-five on save attempts against Utica (March 8) ... Had 13 saves against Hartwick (March 8) ... Made 12 saves at Concordia (March 26) ... Recorded 12 stops against Hartwick (April 12) ... Had six saves in win against Queens (April 13) ... Made six saves against Brown (April 15) ... Had nine save in win over Queens and made 11 stops against Hartwick at Northern Division Championships (April 19) ... Stopped 10 shots against Connecticut College at Northern Division Championships (April 20).

Named to Collegiate Water Polo Association's All-Academic Team ... Recorded a .572 save percentage with 143 stops in net ... Also added five steals and four assists ... Had eight games with at least 10 saves with her best outing coming in a 14-save effort against Bucknell during the regular season.

High School:
Attended the Castilleja School and was a three-sport athlete, competing in water polo, basketball and swimming ... Two-time captain in water polo and a senior captain in basketball ... Two-time All-California Central Coast Section ... League Most Valuable Goalie and team MVP as a senior ... Member of Stanford U-16 water polo club team which placed fifth at the Junior Olympics ... Also played for the program’s U-18 and U-20 teams ... Member of her school’s basketball league-championship team of 2004 as well as a pair of sectional semifinalist teams.

Daughter of Andrew Perlman and Phyllis Gardner ... Margharita Espinosa Award for Excellence in Academics and Leadership ... School’s French ad Senior Scholar Athlete awards ... Enjoys playing the piano ... Writes for the Fifteen minutes Magazine of the Harvard Crimson.