Since joining the US Para 7-a-side National Team in 2017, he has participated in 4 major competitions and has played in 6 different countries, scoring 34 goals in 25 appearances, to date. This year he quickly became the world's No. 4 ranked USPNT’s focal threat within its reinvented offensive scheme. His prowess in the central and attacking third proved to be overwhelming for the USA’s competition as he tallied 11 goals in only five games and an amazing 5 goals in one game to add to the historic run for the USPNT at the World Cup in Spain. Nick scored the thrilling, last-minute game-winner against perennial powerhouse Iran, enabling the U.S. to be the first squad to beat Iran outside the top two ranked teams in the world. He not only led the team in goals at the World Cup, as the USPNT finished first in the group stage for the first time in the program’s history but also proved his unselfish creativity by providing an equal number of assists (11) to his teammates.
Nick continued to be an imminent threat in the USPNT’s second historic run of the year at the 2019 Lima Para Pan American Games as he finished second in the tournament with 8 goals in six games. He was instrumental in the USA earning the Bronze Medal – the USA’s first medal in the program’s history. After scoring against Brazil, in an unbelievable come-from-behind victory against the powerful South American opponent, he helped secure the USPNT’s place in the medal round. Nick proved to be one of the most dangerous 7-a-side players in the world and looks to be a fixture within the team’s continued success for years to come.
As of December 16th, Nick has won the 2019 U.S Soccer Player of the Year with a Disability Award. Click HERE to read the full story!
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