Nicole Lynn Varano
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- January 12, 2024
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JOSEPH D. WASILEWSKI FEMALE SCHOLAR ATHLETE
It seems as though Nicole Varano has been leading MCA Girls teams to victories forever. It is even more difficult to fathom that her career at MCA is almost over. She has certainly positioned herself as one of the greatest female athletes ever to wear the Red and White. Being named all state in basketball and soccer and participating at the state championships in track certainly has set her apart. Varano is a four-year letter winner and three-year captain of MCA Soccer and recently completed her career as the all-time leading scorer with 111 goals. She was a PHAC 1st team all-star for 4 years and was named the News-Item Player of the Year in 2016 and 2017. She culminated her career by being named to the PA All-State Soccer team in 2017.
Varano also led the MCA Girls Basketball Program to 3 District IV Championships in 2016, 2017, and 2018 while serving as team captain for 3 years. She will conclude her playing career at MCA, under Head Coach Lisa Varano, as the second leading scorer in history with over 1700 points behind only MCA legend Maria Fantanarosa. She will also finish with over 400 foul shots made, 450 steals and recently surpassed the 1000 total for rebounds, becoming only the 2nd player in history to pass the milestone. She was the News-Item Player of the Year in 2017 and the Sunbury Daily Item Player of the Year in 2017. Nicole then became only the 4th MCA player in history to be named to PA All-State Basketball with a 3rd team berth in 2017.
Varano also now owns 5 District IV medals in track and field. She has a 4th place finish in the 4 x 400M as a freshman, 3rd place in the 300M Hurdles and 7th place finish in the Triple Jump as a sophomore and 2 Second Place finishes in the 300IM and 100M Hurdles as a junior. She is the current MCA record holder in the 100M Hurdles with a 15.62. Nicole has twice been named the News Item Athlete of the Year following the 2016 and 2017 school years.
Varano is currently ranked 2nd in her class and is a member of the National Honor Society, National Athletic Honor Society, and has been a School Board Merit Award Winner. She has served as her class Vice President for 4 years and is involved with the Bloomsburg ACE Program and has found time to volunteer as a Student Leader for Think Big for three years, working to support Pediatric Cancer patients.
Nicole is planning to attend Bloomsburg University School of Nursing while continuing to play soccer for Coach Matt Haney and the Huskies. She is the daughter of Lisa and Rob Varano