Nica Taglieri
Nica  Taglieri


Huntington Beach, Calif.

High School:
Huntington Beach HS '14





Sixteen Aggies named to America East Honor Roll

With 80 percent of UC Davis field hockey's student-athletes earning a 3.0 grade point average or higher, the Aggies ranked second among the America East Conference's nine competing programs.


Art of Athletes IX opens January 26

Intercollegiate student-athlete art show runs from Jan. 26-Feb. 1 at the Walter A. Buehler Alumni Center


UC Davis draws No. 21 Albany in playoff quarterfinal

The Aggies will begin their run at the America East Conference Championship on Nov. 2 against No. 21 Albany at 1 p.m. (ET).


Aggies will close regular season at No. 18 Stanford

UC Davis will face No. 18 Stanford in its last regular season game this Saturday at 6 p.m.


UC Davis on the road at Cal, Pacific

The Aggies will travel locally to face California on Friday at 6 p.m. and Pacific on Sunday at 2 p.m.

2016: ALL-AMERICA EAST COMMISSIONER'S HONOR ROLL... Competed in 14 games... Earned her first career start vs. Albany (11/3) in the America East Tournament quarterfinals... Scored her first goal as an Aggie in her only swing at Pacific (10/23)... Also recorded shots in back-to-back games vs. Drexel (9/16) and at Missouri State (9/24)... All three of her shots recorded throughout her sophomore season were on goal. 

Competed in 15 games... Made her UC Davis debut against the NCAA's reigning national runners-up when the Aggies faced Syracuse (8/29) in a neutral-site match at Stanford.


HUNTINGTON BEACH HS '14: Earned varsity letters in field hockey and golf... As a field hockey forward, she recorded the second-highest number of goals and received scholar-athlete recognition... The Oilers' field hockey team collected a Sunset League, LAFHA and Southern Sectional championship in 2012... As a golfer, she was named team captain, team MVP and earned additional scholar-athlete honors... Graduated as scholar with distinction and State Seal of Biliteracy... Received Principal's Honor Roll accolades all four years... Participated in her school's National Honor Society from 2011-14.

PERSONAL: Born in Fountain Valley, California... Her parents are Dr. Josette and James Taglieri... Her older sister, Gina, attends Washington & Jefferson... Gina also competes for her school's field hockey team... Enjoys soccer, zumba, water aerobics, ceramics, drawing and writing... Being recruited to play field hockey at a Division I school is her proudest personal accomplishment... Most people do not know that she is 100 percent Italian... Capturing a 2012 CIF crown is her career athletics highlight... Seeks to own her own gym before she turns 30... In order to adhere to her superstition, she cannot step on a painted line when taking the field.

Year G/GS Goals Ast. Pts. Shots Shot Pct. SOG DSv.
2015 15/0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0
2016 14/1 1 0 2 3 .333 3 0
Totals 29/1 1 0 2 3 .333 3 0