Shari Nishikawa begins her fourth season as a Lion?in the summer of 2001 she participated with the Under-18 National Team?one of the most dangerous players on the field?has tremendous speed?a natural left-footer?her speed and athletic ability make for a more dangerous offense?has also helped the Lions defensively when needed.
Earned second-team All-West Coast Conference honors?started all 20 games?scored the game-winning goal against Loyola-Chicago?tallied seven points on the season?had 28 shots, including 12 shots on goal?led the WCC in assists with five?her eight career assists places her among the top 10 on the all-time chart at LMU (tied for 8th).
Played and started in 15 games?ended the year with six points (2 goals and 2 assists)?picked up three of those points against Michigan (Aug. 31) collecting one goal and one assist?assisted on the goal against Pacific (Sep. 2)?scored her second goal of the year against Gonzaga (Nov. 9)?accumulated a total of 19 shots, 12 of which were on goal.
Was one of only two players to have played and started in all 19 games?scored a goal and had an assist for three points on the season?was named first-team all-conference as a freshman?had the game-winning goal against Cal State Northridge (Oct. 10), a 2-1 victory?had the lone assist against Saint Mary?s (Oct. 27)?recorded a record 10 shots against Arizona (Sept. 24), with five coming on net?voted co-rookie of the year along with teammate Laura Trask.
Nishikawa is a 2000 graduate of Iolani School in Honolulu, HI?a three-time letter-winner in soccer who graduated with a 3.2 GPA?named MVP at the Maui Tournament in 1998?first-team all-conference in 1998 and 1999?first-team all-state selection in her final two seasons?league honorable mention in basketball last season as a point guard?participated for two years in track?prep coaches were Kari Morioka and George Ann Derby.
Shari (Shar) Joshimi Nishikawa was born on Oct. 19, 1982 in Newport News, VA?daughter of Jeffrey and Valerie May Nishikawa?has two brothers, Jeff, Jr. and Branden, and two sisters, Grace and Kara Jo?sister played soccer for UOP?enjoys orchestra and boogie boarding?chose LMU for the small community and for the soccer program?also recruited by Portland, UOP, USC, Nebraska, and Washington State?competed against LMU teammate Shaina Nishimoto in high school?a pre-veterinarian major.