Nini Loucks enters her final season at USC, having healed from a knee injury to return to the field and inject another round of strength on the ball and aggressive speed on the wings.
Loucks appeared in 11 games before tearing her ACL in USC's Pac-10 opener on Oct. 12... She had started four games for the Trojans.
Loucks generated four goals for the Trojans as a sophomore... Two of those were game-winners, first against Harvard on Sept. 3 and again vs. North Texas on Sept. 10... Also scored against UC Irvine (Aug. 27) and LMU (Sept. 24)... Started 19 games and appeared in 20... Earned All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention as well as Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention.
Loucks was a quick impact player as a freshman, playing in all 21 games and starting in 15... Fourteen of those starts came in the last 15 games... Finished third on the team in points with 11... She had the game-winning goal in a 1-0 win over Stanford on Oct. 28... Also scored in back-to-back games, beginning with a 3-0 win over LMU on Sept. 30 and then in a 3-2 overtime loss to UCLA on Oct. 7... Dished out five assists, including two on game-winning goals against Long Beach State (Sept. 27) and Arizona State (Nov. 4)... Named to Pac-10 All-Freshman Team and received All-Pac-10 honorable mention.
Loucks was a 2005 SoccerBuzz Top 25 recruit... Was selected to the Daily News All-Area Team after being named to the All-Foothill League First Team and All-CIF Southern Section Division II First Team... Scored 16 goals and had 11 assists in her senior season for Canyon High, which won the Foothill League championship... Also earned All-CIF second team and third team honors earlier in her prep career... 2004 Foothill League Player of the Year... All-league first team selection all four seasons... Honor student all four years... Played club soccer for SCU and SoCal United, winning a 2004 national championship and earning the Golden Boot award... Member of ODP at state and regional levels for four years, where her teams won three national titles and she picked up another Golden Boot award in 2004.
Loucks is majoring in communications... Parents are Mike and Michelle... Has two brothers, Matt and Michael, and one sister, Jenna... Lists her grandmother as her biggest hero... Favorite movie is `Wedding Crashers' and favorite TV show is `Laguna Beach'... Birthdate is Nov. 25, 1987.
NINI'S CAREER STATS
GP-GS Shots Goals Asts Pts GWG
2005 (Fr.) 21-15 29 3 5 11 1
2006 (So.) 20-19 25 4 0 8 2
2007 (Jr.) 11-4 8 0 0 0 0
Career 52-38 62 7 5 19 3