00 Christina Niccum
00 Christina Niccum
Year: RS-Sr.
Hometown: Simi Valley, Calif.
Previous College: Ball State
Position: GK

2009 (Junior):
Due to an early injury, Christina did not see time in goal until Oct. 22 against No. 14 Louisville. She entered at the beginning of the second half and gave up just one goal with nine saves; a performance that earned her the start against Penn state on Oct. 24, where she picked up a season high 10 saves. Niccum finished the season with 50 saves in five games played.

2008 (Sophomore):
Niccum started in all 11 games she appeared in. She spent over 740 minutes on the field and recorded 90 saves with one shutout.

2007 (Freshman @ Ball State):
Christina did not see action in her first season at Ball State.

(Cal State Channel Islands):
Christina did not play field hockey at Cal State Channel Islands.

High School:
Christina graduated Royal High School in Simi Valley, Calif., in 2006, however she competed in field hockey for the Camarillo Cougars club team as Royal HS did not have a field hockey team. Christina sharpened her field hockey skills by competing in the Futures Elite training program in Boston, Mass., the High Performance training program in Berkeley, Calif., and the Women's Champion Challenge in Virginia Beach, Va.

Personal:
Christina Niccum was born in Moorpark, Calif. Daughter of Mark and Patti Niccum, she has two sisters, Jessica (12) and Ashley (23, who also played field hockey at Pacific). She is a sport medicine major with a concentration in sport pedagogy. Christina plans to work in physical therapy upon graduation. Her hobbies include coaching and playing field hockey, reading, going to the beach and volunteering in different medical fields.

MacDonald on Niccum: "Christina worked extremely hard in the off-season. Once she is healthy, her experience and work ethic will help the team."