Name: Nicky Nieves
Position: Middle blocker
Sport: Sitting Volleyball
Height: 5-10
Birthplace: Bronx, N.Y.
Hometown: Kissimmee, Fla.
College: Queens College, Speech Pathology, 2012
Paralympic Experience
  • 2016: Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Gold)
World Championship Experience
  • 2018: ParaVolley World Championships (Silver)
  • 2014: ParaVolley World Championships (Silver)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2019: World ParaVolley World Super 6 (Gold)
  • 2019: Parapan American Games (Gold)
  • 2019: USA Exhibitions vs Canada at Colorado Crossroads; USA Exhibitions vs Russia at USAV Nationals;
  • 2018: USA Exhibitions vs Russia and Canada at Colorado Crossroads; USA Exhibitions vs Canada at USAV Nationals
  • 2017: World ParaVolley World Super 6 (Silver); Exhibition series vs. Canada
  • 2016: ParaVolley Intercontinental Cup (Gold); Exhibition tournament vs. Russia; Dutch Tournament (First place)
  • 2015: ParaPan American Games (Gold)
  • 2011: Parapan American Zonal Championship (Gold)
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  • Member of the U.S. Women's Sitting Team named Team USA's 2016 "Best Paralympic Team"
  • She is a member of the Dick's Contenders Program
  • Nicky played Division II volleyball at Queens College
  • Awarded the John Smillie Award by the East Coast Conference in 2010
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  • During the summer, Nicky works at a camp called Nuability Athletics, teaching sports to children ages 5 to 18 with physical disabilities
  • She started playing volleyball in 2002 for the Life Academy Lions
  • She earned Conference Player of the Year honors her senior year of high school
Personal: She most admires her mother, Vilma, because she is strong and determined...The happiest moment of her life was playing in her first NCAA game.