Trogele, Nickson named Lady Lion captains for 2010-11

October 01, 2010

University Park, Pa. — Senior Julia Trogele (Devon, Pa.) and redshirt sophomore Mia Nickson (Ashburn, Va.) have been selected as the 2010-11 captains for the Penn State Lady Lions, it was announced Wednesday (Sept. 29) by head coach Coquese Washington.

"The leadership has been tremendous," Washington said of her captains. "Our captains have definitely taken our leadership to a whole new level this spring and this summer. They are extremely accountable and responsible and they have held our team to a high standard in the off-season, which is critical."

Trogele, the team's lone senior, led the team and was 11th in the Big Ten in rebounding (6.2) a year ago. The guard/forward also accounted for 6.5 points per game. Trogele continued to be solid from the free throw line, finishing fifth in the Big Ten in free throw percentage (.827). She is fifth in Penn State history with an .813 effort from the charity stripe. The native of Devon, Pa. is also 18th on the Lady Lion rebounding average charts with a 5.7 mark.

Nickson will take the floor for the blue & white for the first time this year after sitting out last season due to NCAA transfer rules. Despite not being able to play for the Lady Lions last season, the redshirt sophomore forward was selected as the co-recipient of the Tom Caldwell "Unsung Hero" Award. At Boston College, Nickson averaged 1.6 points and 2.0 rebounds in 28 appearances in her freshman year.

The Lady Lions, who will face Gannon in an exhibition on Sun., Nov. 7, open their season on the road at Dayton on Fri., Nov. 12. Penn State then faces Rider in its home opener on Sun., Nov. 14. 2010-11 Lady Lion Basketball season tickets are available by calling 814-867-2557. Season tickets are $117 for adults, $52 for youth and $91 for seniors. The PNC Flex Books are available again this year for $99. The Flex Book gives fans 10 vouchers that can be redeemed for Nittany Lion and Lady Lion Basketball tickets in any combination.

The 2011 WBCA Pink Zone at Penn State will take place on Sunday, Feb. 27 at noon as the Lady Lions take on Northwestern in the Bryce Jordan Center. The game can be seen on the Big Ten Network. Last year, the Lady Lions donated more than $80,000 for breast cancer causes. This year's fundraising efforts will benefit the Mount Nittany Medical Center, Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute, Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition, the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund and J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital. For more information on the Pink Zone at Penn State, visit the official Pink Zone website at

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Last Updated October 01, 2010