2022

Sports Legend

Nicole Shea-McCormick, Class of 2008

Nicole is like so many talented Hamburg alumni; she could have been inducted as a distinguished alumni or sports legend. Nicole was a multisport athlete during her career, who earned 17 letters, including 10 varsity letters. She was a four-year starter on the Varsity Soccer team as well as the Varsity Lacrosse team. In 2008, Nicole earned US Lacrosse Academic All American Team Honors and was on the Section VI Scholar Athlete Team. Besides being a top athlete her senior year, Nicole also finished in the Top Ten of her graduating year of 2008.

Nicole is most remembered for her athletic achievements in lacrosse, as she helped lead the 2007 and 2008 Girls Lacrosse Teams to back-to-back Section VI Class B Championships. During her senior year, she recorded 80 goals and 15 assists. Nicole had a “post up” move like a center on a basketball team, protecting herself and her stick, and being able to cradle the lacrosse ball from the defender to score one of her many patented goals. Once the ball was thrown into Nicole in the post, it was already counted as another goal for Hamburg!

Nicole was named First Team ECIC in 2005 and 2006, All-WNY 1st team in 2007 and All-WNY Honorable Mention Team in 2008.  Despite the opportunity to play lacrosse in college, Nicole instead focused on her career, attending the University of Notre Dame, where she graduated with a BA in Psychology in 2012. She went on to earn her doctorate in Psychology from Syracuse University in 2018. Nicole and her husband Sean live in Western New York, and Dr. Shea works as a psychologist at Oishei Children’s Hospital in Buffalo.