Nicole Oehlman will enter her fourth season of competition for LMU...one of the best setters in the nation... has excellent ball control and can attack with her left hand...leads team by example...is an incredible all-around athlete... has great knowledge of the game... the Lions expect great things from her again this season.
Named to the LMU Furama Hotel Invitational All-Tournament team after totaling 96 assists during the tournament... had 53 assists, five kills, five digs, and five service aces in 3-1 win over UCSB... posted her first double-double of the season with 32 assists and 11 kills in 3-0 win over Northeastern... tallied a .611 hitting percentage, nine digs, and two service aces in 3-0 win over Northwestern... put up her second double-double numbers of the season with 54 assists and 10 digs in 3-2 win over Eastern Washington... third double-double effort came in 3-0 win over Cal State Fullerton with 38 assists and 10 digs... became LMU's third all-time career leader in assists with 38 assists in Cal State Fullerton win... tallied 127 assists at the Washington State Cougar Mania tournament... recorded 50 assists, 12 digs, nine kills, and a .467 hitting percentage in 3-2 win over Dayton... 37 assists and 10 digs in win over UC Riverside gave her her seventh double-double of the season... put up 58 assists and 12 digs for her eighth double-double of the season in the 3-2 win over Saint Mary's... in 3-1 victory over USF, posted 60 assists, five kills, two service aces, nine digs, and two blocks... recorded 38 assists, nine digs, and a .367 hitting percentage in 3-0 rout of Gonzaga.
Received a medical-redshirt after sustaining a season-ending knee injury during the spring of 2002.
Played in 24 of the Lions' 25 matches and started in 23...a 2001 all-conference honorable mention...ranked third among WCC leaders averaging 12.43 assists per game...career assists total now stands at 2,368 placing her fifth in the LMU record book...hit .309 (125-38-282) on the season, ranking fourth in the WCC...named to the Colorado PowerBar and LMU Volleyball Classic all-tournament teams...was perfect, no errors, while recording a personal-best 15 kills against New Mexico (Sept. 8)...was again flawless against St. Mary's (Oct. 20) setting a career record with an .800 hitting percentage (8-0-10)...season-high 74 assists came against San Francisco (Oct. 13)...also set a career mark of 19 digs against the Lady Dons...matched it a week later collecting 19 digs against St. Mary's (Oct. 20)...had seven double-doubles on the year (assists and digs)...selected as WCC Player of the Week (Oct. 1).
Saw action in all 29 matches and started all but one...played in 96 games...was one of only two freshman to be named AVCA All-Pacific Region...earned All-West Coast Conference second-team honors...had an incredible first game against Cal Poly (Sept. 1), collecting 50 assists, hit .333 (6-2-12), had three service aces and four blocks against the Mustangs...had six double-doubles (assists, digs) on the year...career-high 83 assists against Pepperdine (Nov. 4) coming six shy of the LMU record for assists in a four-game match and just one shy of the freshman mark (84)...recorded a season-best eight kills against Notre Dame (Sept. 21)...posted a season-high six blocks twice on the season...first against San Jose State (Sept. 1) and then again against Notre Dame (Sept. 21)...had her best dig performance (16) against Notre Dame (Sept. 21)...recorded a season-high six service aces against Wyoming (Sept. 23)...finished the year with 1,287 assists and a 13.41 assist per game average...that total ranked her second in the WCC and 25th in the nation...led the Lions and finished third in the WCC with 30 service aces...was third on the squad with 76 total blocks...named to the Phoenix Airport Hilton/Sun Devil Challenge all-tournament team...earned WCC Player of the Week honors (Nov. 13).
Oehlman is a 2000 graduate of El Molino High School in Forestville, CA...a two-sport athlete, she lettered four years in both softball and volleyball...served as volleyball team captain in her senior season...selected as El Molino's Female Athlete of the Year...also garnered California Div. III State MVP honors...two-time first team All-Sonoma County League...as a junior named first-team All-Empire...led her team to the state championships in 1997 and 1998, winning in 1999...a CIF Scholar-Athlete in both volleyball and softball.
Nicole Lind Oehlman was born in South Lake Tahoe, CA on June 5, 1982...the daughter of Cliff and Sandra Oehlman...lists her most memorable high school moment as winning the California State championships...major is sociology and business.