- Two-time Academic All-Big Ten (2016 and 2017)
- OSU Scholar-Athlete (2016)
- Academic All-Ohio (2017)
2017 (Junior Season)
Started in 13 matches with 17 appearances … totaled a season-high 1,098 minutes in the Buckeye midfield … had a season-high four shots in 104 minutes of play vs. Detroit Mercy (Sept. 26) … scored a goal in road loss at No. 4 Michigan State (Oct. 1) … had a pair of shots vs. Oakland (Oct. 10) and Wisconsin (Oct. 29) … played in all 90 minutes of the team’s 2-1 win over No. 8 Michigan State at B1G quarterfinals (Nov. 5) … sixth on the team with 16 shots … Academic All-Big Ten ... Academic All-Ohio.
2016 (Sophomore Season)
15 appearances with three starts in 507 minutes … 81 minutes of action in Big Ten opener vs. Northwestern (Sept. 9) … had a shot in the win over Rutgers (Sept. 18) … made his first collegiate start vs. SIUE (Sept. 28) … played a season-high 90 minutes vs. the Cougars (Sept. 28) … saw some time on the field at No. 1 Maryland (Oct. 7) … played in 25 minutes in win over Oakland (Oct. 11) … saw seven minutes of action vs. No. 7 Indiana (Oct. 15 … played in seven minutes at No. 4 Louisville (Oct. 18) … made second start of his career at No. 24 Wisconsin (Oct. 30) … recorded first postseason start in B1G quarterfinals at Wisconsin (Nov. 5).
2015 (Freshman Season)
Played in five games as a true freshman … scored first career goal in the Buckeyes’ 4-0 win over Rutgers in the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament (Nov. 13) … made first collegiate appearance in home opener vs. Cal State Fullerton (Aug. 28) … recorded a shot in a season-high 41 minutes vs. Binghamton (Aug. 30).
Prior to Ohio State
Played for the Indiana Fire Academy in 2014 as a defender … played ODP from 2010-2012 and was named to the regional team in 2010-2011 … was named Studentsports.com top prospect for 2015 and was selected to first team All-State in 2014 by the Indiana Soccer Coaches Association … first team all-district and all-regional honoree … helped guide Fishers to a sectional championship and regional final … Fishers High School MVP … candidate for All-American … posted six goals on 10 assists in 17 games played for Fishers.
Son of Jeff and Patti Nichols … has three siblings, Jake, Cameron and Brandon … biology major … would like to attend medical school after graduation … likes to run and work out during free time … greatest sports thrill was playing in the sectional final game and helping the team comeback to force overtime and defeat rival high school in front of a large crowd of fans and students … first in his family to partake in a collegiate level sport.
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