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Nicole COLACO



Nicole Colaco
Midfield   -   51 International Caps
Height, Weight:5'4, 116 lbs
Born:April 9, 1970
Birthplace:Mombasa, Kenya
Residence:Scarborough, Ontario
Club:G.O.A.



International Competitions:

  • 1993 Intercontinental Cup (W.C. Qualifier), Philadelphia
  • 1994 World Cup, Dublin
  • 1995 Pan American Games, Mar del Plata
  • 1995 Olympic Qualifier, Cape Town
  • 1997 World Cup Qualifier, Harare

Current Occupation:

  • Student at University of Toronto (urban studies and history)

Points of Interest:

  • Interests (outside field hockey): squash, volleyball and coaching.

  • "Thrill of a lifetime" (given a chance to do anything in the world): Olympic medalist in Sydney 2000.

"Work hard to achieve your goals but be open to changes that may be necessary."


First picking up a field hockey stick in grade 9, while attending Agincourt Collegiate in Toronto, Nicole COLACO has played field hockey for 12 years. From there, she has made a name for herself at the University of Toronto and with Canada National Women's Field Hockey program. In addition to playing for Canada, Nicole Colaco plays for the University of Toronto, during the fall, where she is completing her joint major in urban studies and history.

Nicole Colaco has traveled extensively with the Canadian National Team, the most recent trip to San Diego in February 1997. There the Canadian team spent two weeks training at the Arco Olympic Training Centre and playing numerous test matches against the US team. Following that trip, she has been working with the team towards the World Cup Qualifier, to be held this summer in Harare, Zimbabwe. Practicing approximately six hours a day, five days a week, at Livingstone Park, Vancouver, the Canadian team is preparing for the next year of competition.

In 1995, Nicole Colaco joined the team on a tour to the Olympic Qualifier in Cape Town, South Africa. In March 1996, she was invited, with another teammate, to join a World All-Star Team; created by Rick Charlesworth and comprised of players from around the world, the team competed at an invitational tournament in Australia.

Nicole Colaco has participated in a number of international competitions, some of which include the 1993 Intercontinental Cup, Philadelphia; the 1994 World Cup, Dublin; the 1995 Pan American Games, Mar del Plata; and the 1995 Olympic Qualifier, Cape Town.

An avid athlete, Nicole Colaco includes squash, volleyball and coaching in her list of interests

(courtesy Kate Hathorn, April 1997)



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