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Nikko Pontrello


Marlton, N.J.

High School:
St. Augustine Prep

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 180


2013 (Sophomore): Finished third on the team in points (35) and second in assists (19) after playing in all 16 games and starting 15... Played attack and with the Greyhounds' first midfield unit... Had a three-point game with a goal and two assists at Towson (2/20) and then set a career-high with six points, three goals and three assists versus UMBC (2/26) less than a week later... Matched that point total with a career-best four goals to go with two assists against Air Force (3/16) in the Whitman's Sampler Mile High Classic... Scored his four goals in that game on just six shots... Had two assists four days later at Georgetown (3/20)... Tallied three goals at Ohio State (3/30) and had a pair of assists versus Denver (4/13)... Scored twice and assisted on two more goals against the Buckeyes in the ECAC Semifinal (5/2).

2012 (Freshman): Emerged as a scoring threat throughout the season and saw considerable time on attack for the Greyhounds, playing in 17 games... Finished with four goals and six assists... Tallied goals in both ECAC Championships Games against Denver (5/2) and Fairfield (5/4)... Had the game-tying goal that broke a Denver run in the regular-season game (4/14), helping propel Loyola to a win... Assisted on two goals against Duke (3/10) and one at Michigan (3/7)... Opened his collegiate career with a goal and an assist in the season-opener versus Delaware (2/18).

Before Loyola: Was a standout attacker at St. Augustine Prep in Richland, N.J... Earned USLacrosse All-America, All-Metro First Team honors from the Philadelphia Inquirer, First Team All-State, All-Conference and All-South Jersey... Participated in ESPNRise Showcase Games... Graduated as St. Augustine's all-time assist leader, scoring 174 points combined during his junior and senior seasons... Was an All-State, All-Conference and All-Philadelphia Inquirer First Team performer as a junior.