|Year:||5th Year Senior|
|Hometown:||Great Falls, Mont.|
|High School:||Charles M. Russell|
2017 (5th year Senior)
Played in 19 games including 15 starts on defense to earn his fourth letter… Dished out two assists on the year against Furman (Sept. 30) and VMI (Oct. 24)…Seventh on the team in total shots (15).
2016 (Redshirt Junior)
Missed the entire season due to an injury ... Redshirted.
Played and started all 21 games to earn his third letter … Named Second Team All-Southern Conference … Helped the Spartans’ defense record seven shutouts on the year, including four in SoCon play … Named to the Academic All-SoCon Team … Scored two goals on the season from his defense position … Posted his first goal against Longwood (Sept. 4) and found the back of the net against South Carolina (Sept. 8) … Tallied 10 shots on the year in 10 different games.
Played in 18 games to earn his second letter … Made 15 starts on the year and moved from forward to the defense as a starter … Helped the Spartans’ backline tally four shutouts on the year … Scored his lone goal of the year against VMI (Nov. 1) … Recorded nine shots, including a season-high two shots against VMI and at Wofford (Oct. 25).
Played in 12 games to earn his first letter … Made his lone start in his collegiate debut against UNC Asheville (Aug. 30) … Finished with four shots, three in the opener.
Four-year letterwinner at C.M. Russell High School for coach Joel Marianccio … Named the Montana Gatorade Player of the Year in 2011-12 as a junior … Finalist for the National Gatorade Player of the Year … Scored 14 goals and dished out eight assists as a junior, leading the Rustlers to the Class AA state quarterfinals … Three-time All-State selection … Scored a school-record 45 career goals and posted a program-record 23 assists during his career … Named the NSCAA Rocky Mountain Region Player of the Year in 2012 and was a finalist for All-America accolades … Two-time team captain … Three-time team Most Valuable Player … Named to the Super-State team as a sophomore, junior and senior … Tied for the state lead in scoring as a sophomore and junior … Member of the 1994 U.S. Youth Soccer Region IV Olympic Development Program (ODP) … Played club soccer for the Electric City Soccer Club and coach Mike DeMara for three years … Team captain and Most Valuable Player … Led Electric City to the 2011 Avalanche club team state championship … Mentor for Big Brothers/Big Sisters … National Honor Society member and four-year member of the honor roll … Established the “Kick For Nick” foundation where he held soccer clinics throughout Montana in exchange for donation of soccer balls to send to children in Iraq and Afghanistan while also organizing the first Wounded Warrior soccer game between local high schools and service members of Malmstrom Air Force Base, raising over $750 for the Wounded Warrior Project.
Full name is Nicholas Mark Downs … Born September 29, 1994 … Son of Mark and Maria Downs … Majoring in kinesiology.
|SINGLE-GAME HIGHS [all-time ranking]:
Points: 2, at South Carolina -- 9/8/2015 ; VMI -- Nov 01, 2014 ; Longwood -- Sep 04, 2015
Goals: 1, at South Carolina -- 9/8/2015 ; VMI -- Nov 01, 2014 ; Longwood -- Sep 04, 2015
Assists: 1, VMI -- Oct 24, 2017 ; Furman -- Sep 30, 2017
Shots: 3, UNC Asheville -- Aug 30, 2013 ; at VMI -- Oct 10, 2017 ; Furman -- Sep 30, 2017