2010 (Freshman): Scored her first career goal and game winner on a header against Louisiana-Lafayette (8/27)... Scored the gamewinner against SMU (9/24) off a cross in the 64th minute... Assisted Lauri Byrne in a goal, which was a game winner for Houston in the 2-1 victory over ECU (10/15)...
Style of Play: Duarte is a gifted player with vision and creativity... She is a playmaker and orchestrator of the game... Her small frame lends well for her technical game and composure on the ball... She will likely compete for time as an attacking center midfielder or center forward... Duarte has international and high level experience that will predictably allow her to be a fixture for the Cougar lineup right away.
High School: Competed at high levels of club and international soccer... Made state championships in 2005 and 2010 with the Challenge soccer club with fellow UH teammates Danielle Munoz and Kylie Cooke.
Personal: Born April 15, 1992 in Evanston, Ill... Daughter of Alex and Gina Duarte... Full name is Nicole Andrews Duarte... Considers her brother a huge influence on athletic career... Enjoys to dance.