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24 Ryan Nizolek
Ryan  Nizolek

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Madison, Conn.

High School:
Daniel Hand

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 210

Position:
D


WORTH NOTING: One of the strongest athletes in the program ... has a very good stick ... expected to get on the field early as a longstick midfielder, faceoff wing or on close defense.

HIGH SCHOOL: Athletic defensive player in both lacrosse and football ... four-year starter on defense ... All-American ... Under Armour All-American ... first-team all-state and all-conference as a senior as his team won the conference title ... second-team all-conference as a junior ... Connecticut Super Junior ... first-team all-area as a junior and senior ... holds the school record for ground balls ... three-year starter at safety in football ... the team won four state championships ... first-team all-area and all-conference as a senior ... team defensive MVP in his senior season ... holds the school record for longest interception return for a touchdown-99 yards ... honor roll three years ... most improved sophomore academic award and social studies excellence award.

PERSONAL: Son of Kerry and Scott Nizolek ... born 1-25-88 in New Haven, Conn. ... has two younger brothers, Brendan and Kevin, and a younger sister, Kelly ... his father was a wide receiver at Boston College for Doug Flutie ... enjoys fishing and snowboarding ... volunteer for the Touchdown for Character reading program.

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