Nicole Strasko

Nicole Strasko
USA Rugby Eagle Profile
Eagle No. 252
Born September 10, 1990
Hometown Roland, IA
PositionFlanker
High School Roland-Story
Height 5'8"
Weight 160
Club Life West Gladiatrix
Caps XV: 3
World Series 1
College Life University
Twitter  @NikkiMarieXoXo
Instagram  @nicole_strasko

• Collegiate All-American 7s, 15s (2015, 2016)

Nicole Strasko picked up rugby when she was 23 after moving to Marrietta, GA for Chiropractic school. Life University had just opened their women's rugby program where Strasko attended a practice to support her friend and never looked back.

In high school, Strasko was a decorated basketball, volleyball and track & field athlete. As Captain of her high school basketball team, she led the program to their first State Tournament in 36 years and holds school records in rebounds, boards and steals, also ranking 2nd in overall scoring. Strasko was also Captain of her volleyball team and a prolific track athlete.

Once she fully invested in rugby, Strasko was named a Collegiate All-American in 7s and 15s in 2015 and 2016, leading Life University to its first Championship Title in 15s, following with titles at the College Sevens National Championship and at the Collegiate Rugby Championship (CRC) in 2016. She was also named tournament MVP at the aforementioned CRCs.

Strakso earned her first cap with the U.S. Women's National Team 15s against Canada in July of 2016 and continued to make her debut with the USA Women's Sevens later that year in Dubai.

Alongside her achievements as a player, Strasko also serves as Vice President of Women For Rugby, owns a Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science and a Doctor of Chiropractic.


Match List

Date Venue OpponentTeamCompetition Result
28 Mar, 7:00 pmChula Vista Elite Athlete Training CenterCanadaWomen's Eagles
CanAm
5 - 39
Date Venue OpponentTeamCompetition Result
01 Dec, 2:28 amThe Sevens StadiumRussiaWomen's Sevens
Dubai7s
12 - 10
01 Dec, 5:24 amThe Sevens StadiumSouth AfricaWomen's Sevens
Dubai7s
7 - 26
02 Dec, 3:14 amThe Sevens StadiumIrelandWomen's Sevens
Dubai7s
5 - 28
02 Dec, 6:02 amThe Sevens StadiumBrazilWomen's Sevens
Dubai7s
26 - 17
Date Venue OpponentTeamCompetition Result
26 Apr, 7:00 pmInfinity ParkBarbarian F.C.Women's Eagles
Spring Tour
33 - 34
02 Jul, 8:15 pmChula Vista Elite Athlete Training CenterNew ZealandWomen's Eagles
Super Series
0 - 33
14 Jul, 12:01 amTorero StadiumFranceWomen's Eagles
Super Series
14 - 53
Date Venue OpponentTeamCompetition Result
05 Jul, 7:00 pmRegional Athletic ComplexCanadaWomen's Eagles
Super Series
5 - 33