Bio: A versatile defender who can play anywhere along the back line, Marshall also has considerable skills as an attacking player, evidenced by her collegiate career at the Univ. of Colorado where she holds the program career record for goals (42). Marshall joins Portland for the inaugural NWSL season in 2013 signing as a free agent on Jan. 31, 2013.
2011: Called into camp twice during the year with the U-23 Women’s National Team … Played three matches as the U-23 Women’s National Team earned the title at the Four Nations Tournament in La Manga, Spain, from Feb. 21 to March 2, 2011 … 2009: Called into camp with the U-23 Women’s National Team from April 11-19, 2009, in Portland, Ore. … 2008: Started all six matches for the U-20 Women’s National Team at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Chile … Named Sierra Mist Woman of the Match in the championship game, a 2-1 win against North Korea … Helped the U-20 Women’s National Team qualify for the World Cup, starting all five matches during the CONCACAF Qualifying tournament … Recorded a goal and an assist in the final of the Four Nations Tournament in La Serena, Chile, beating the host country 5-1 ... 2007: Helped the U-20 Women’s National Team to a second-place finish at the 2007 Pan American Games in Brazil.
2012: Helped the Western New York Flash win the WPSL Elite championship … Named MVP of the championship match against the Chicago Red Stars … 2011: Played six matches for magicJack during the 2011 season before being traded to Boston in July 2011 … Appeared in seven matches for the Boston Breakers … 2010: Selected seventh overall in the 2010 WPS Draft by the Washington Freedom … Started 25 matches as a rookie for Washington … The Freedom relocated to Florida and became magicJack following the 2010 season.
Marshall served as a forward at the University of Colorado from 2006-09, finishing her four-year career as the program’s all-time leading goal scorer with 42 goals … After setting a single-season record with 17 goals as a freshman in 2006, the Mead, Colo., native, went on to post program records in career points (93) and all-time game-winning goals (18), as well as numerous single-season and single-game records, including the fastest goal in Buffaloes’ history 23 seconds into a match against Saint Mary’s College in 2009 … In all, Marshall amassed 17 program records in four seasons.
Full name is Nicole Sue Marshall … Young sister, Shaye, played four years for Colorado (2009-12), teaming up with Nikki during the 2009 season … Spent several seasons after college as an assistant coach with the Univ. of Northern Colorado women’s soccer team.