8 Questions with Nicole Doucette • FC United DA U17 Team


FC United is Chicagoland's leading competitive youth soccer club and has programs for players 4-18 years old. At FC United, we build passion and expertise in every player and team. Our player first philosophy provides the absolute best future development opportunities for our young athletes. Because of this, many of our athletes end up getting recruited to play soccer in college.

Across our many levels, Little Trevian Academy through Development Academy, we properly develop soccer players and create an individualized, unmatched family experience.

We are delighted to learn when our players want to continue their soccer story. We will always be their number one fans and follow them along the way.

Nicole Doucette recently committed to Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. Nicole grew up in Lake Bluff, IL and will be graduating from Lake Forest High School in 2020. She has been with the club since 2017 and currently plays for our FC United U17 Development Academy. “I am choosing to play college soccer at Northwestern University because the soccer program and academics are at a very high level and will help me have a better future.”

How did Nicole get recruited? Well, we've asked her all the questions you want to know! Nicole’s passion for soccer is clear and she wants to share her story hoping to inspire all of you!

FCUDA - What challenges are you expecting to face as a collegiate soccer player?

ND - The competition will be much harder and I will have to balance my soccer and academics to achieve the high standards at Northwestern University.

FCUDA - How did FCU prepare you to become a successful student athlete?

ND - John Soltani (Academy Director) was a big part of my recruiting process. He helped me a lot with Northwestern and how to communicate and handle the process. It was all new to me when I arrived at FC United.

FCUDA - What is your favorite restaurant and what do you get there?

ND -  BluFish because I love sushi and fried rice.

FCUDA - Who is your biggest inspiration?

ND - My dad is my biggest inspiration because he played collegiate soccer for Loyola and he has helped me throughout my soccer career. I look up to him because all that he’s taught me and done for me.

FCUDA - Who is your favorite Sports Team and why?

ND - I follow Manchester United. My father and I watch it together since we both really love the team.

FCUDA - Do you have any pregame rituals or superstitions before a game?

ND -  I put my right everything before my left. For example, my right sock, shoe and shin guards are always put on before the left. Also, I always wear two socks when I play.

FCUDA - What's your fondest FCU memory?

ND - Being on the team bus rides and just having fun together as a team.

FCUDA - What piece of advice would you give to current and future FCU players that want to play soccer in college? 

ND –  My advice for future FCU players would be not to stress about college and just focus on becoming a better soccer player and better person overall because after you do that - colleges will see your potential.

Nicole Doucette, congratulations on committing to play collegiate soccer at Northwestern University! We see bright things ahead for your future and will be rooting for you along the way!

There are many attributes that college coaches look for when they are recruiting players. Many of these attributes align with how we develop our players. We are so proud of all of our boys and girls. CLICK HERE to see where our other FC United and Development Academy players are going and have gone.


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