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Niekie Pellens
Player Profile:
Niekie Pellens 2068335
Position: D
Height: 5'5"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Naarden, Netherlands
Other College: Wisconsin-Parkside
Experience: 1 Letter

2016: Played and started in all 22 games for the Roos … Earned Second-Team All-WAC honors … Named WAC Defensive Player of the Week (10/17) … Earned a spot on the WAC All-Tournament Team … Scored three goals and recorded a team-high five assists on the season … Tallied her first assist of the season in a 2-1 loss to Drake (9/21) … Tallied two assists in a 3-0 win over CSU Bakersfield (10/16) leading to her WAC Player of the Week honor … Scored her first goal of the season and recorded an assist in a 6-2 loss at Utah Valley (10/22) … Recorded an assist against Chicago State (10/29) … Scored goals against UT Rio Grande Valley (11/3) and CSU Bakersfield (11/4) in the WAC Tournament.

2015: Played in 20 games for the 'Roos, tallying five starts... Helped the UMKC backline hold opponents to a program-best 16 goals on the season... A WAC Academic All-Conference honoree.

University of Wisconsin-Parkside: First Team NSCAA All-Region, First Team Daktronics All-Region and First Team All-Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) in 2014... Played and started in all 44 games in her two seasons at UW-Parkside.

Personal: Daughter of Tim and Myra Pellens... Sister to Pip and Dees... Majoring in Business Marketing.

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