Nathalie Pauwels

Nathalie Erika Pauwels

Number: 20
Position: Defenseman
Height: 5' 9"
Shot: Right
High School: Mission Viejo High School
Hometown: Mission Viejo, CA
Major: English
Favorite Naval Hero: Gunnery Sergeant John Basilone
Person Most Admired: My mother and father

How has the decision to come to the Academy affected you?
It has caused me to reevaluate my life and has allowed me to not only establish boundaries to guide me in the right direction but to create goals so that I may achieve what I set out to accomplish. I have learned a lot about myself and what composes my character and I can confidently say that after completing 4 years here, I will be ready to go out into the fleet and do what needs to be done for my country.

Favorite hockey team: Montreal Canadiens
Favorite meal: Rice, ground meat, and dark leafy vegetables all in a bowl
Favorite movie: Pride and Prejudice
Plans after graduation: Pensacola (NFO)
or TBS