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#14 Nicholas Downs
Position: Defender
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 160
Year: Junior
Hometown: Great Falls, Mont.
High School: Charles M. Russell
Experience: 2 Letters
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Nicholas Downs Bio
Courtesy: UNCGSpartans.com
Release: 09/06/2013

2014 (Sophomore)
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). 

2013 (Freshman)
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. 


High School
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.


Personal
Full name is Nicholas Mark Downs … Born September 29, 1994 … Son of Mark and Maria Downs … Majoring in pre-kinesiology. 


  

Season

GP

Goals

Assists

Points

Shots

Shot%

SOG

SOG%

GW

PK-Att

2013 

12

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0

0

4

.000

2

.500

0

0-0

2014 

18

1

0

2

9

.111

5

.556

0

0-0

TOTAL 

30

1

0

2

13

.077

7

.538

0

0-0

  

SINGLE-GAME HIGHS [all-time ranking]:
Points: 2, VMI -- Nov 01, 2014
Goals: 1, VMI -- Nov 01, 2014
Shots: 3, UNC Asheville -- Aug 30, 2013 

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