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Nikko Pontrello
Nikko  Pontrello


Marlton, N.J.

High School:
St. Augustine Prep

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 180


2015 (Senior): Team co-captain... United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Preseason Second Team All-American... Preseason All-Patriot League Team... Selected in the first round, eighth overall, of the Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Entry Draft by the Denver Outlaws.

2014 (Junior): Named to the All-Patriot League First Team and United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association All-America Honorable Mention after finishing the year with 51 goals and 12 assists for 63 points... His 51 goals were the third-most in school single-season history, and his 63 points rank No. 6 at Loyola... Was fifth in NCAA Division I with 3.0 goals per game... Scored at least one goal in all but one game and had two or more in 14 of 17... Opened the season with two goals, an assist and five ground balls at Virginia (2/6)... Scored three goals and had two assists versus Penn State (2/15)... Tallied four goals and an assist versus Towson (2/19) and then posted a season-high six goals on just seven shots on goal at Holy Cross (2/22)... Tallied four goals and an assist, along with four ground balls, at Lehigh (3/1)... Scored five goals on seven shots in a win over eventual NCAA Champion Duke (3/9)... Posted three goals, including the game-winner, at Georgetown (3/19) and then scored five goals against Lafayette (3/22)... Scored thre goals and had an assist against both Colgate (3/29) and Boston University (4/12)... Scored three goals and assisted on two against Lehigh in the Patriot League Championship Game (4/27)... Scored three times versus Johns Hopkins (5/3). 

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.





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