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8 Nico Colaluca
Nico  Colaluca


Coventry, R.I.

High School:
Lasalle Academy

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 150



2005 HONORS: Selected second team All-ACC ... named to the 2005 VaSID All-State first team ... named third team NSCAA/Adidas All-South Atlantic Region.

In 2005: Sixth on the team in scoring with seven points contributing two goals and three assists ... took 25 shots and 13 shots on goal ... started 17 games in the midfield and played 1,367 minutes ... scored goals against Liberty (10/22) and at Wake Forest (11/4) ... added two assists in the 4-4 tie with USF in the second round of the NCAA Tournament (11/22) ... also converted his penalty kick in the shootout with USF to help send the Cavaliers to the NCAA Third Round.

2004 HONORS: Named to Soccer America's 2004 Freshman All-American Team ... named to the 2004 ACC All-Tournament Team ... selected to the 2004 ACC All-Freshman Team ... named a Second Team All-ACC choice... selected to the 2004 All-South Atlantic Region Third Team... named a 2004 VaSID All-State Second Team selection.

IN 2004: Made an immediate impact on the team as a first-year ... finished with seven points, resulting from two goals and three assists ... both of his goals were game-winners, putting him in a tie for second most on the team in that category ... tied for fourth on the team with three assists ... scored six of his points in ACC play, with two goals and two assists ... started 21 of the 22 games he appeared in ... was fifth on the team with 27 shots ... assisted on Hunter Freeman's goal during Virginia's 2-1 win over American in the NCAA Tournament (11/23) ... scored the game-deciding goal in the pk shoot-out against #1 New Mexico as Virginia advanced on penalty kicks, 6-5, in the Third Round of the NCAA Tournament (11/27) ... started all three games in the ACC Tournament as Virginia won the ACC title ... made his first collegiate start and appearance against Cincinnati (9/10) in the Saint Louis Nike Classic ... took his first collegiate shot against Saint Louis (9/12) in the Saint Louis Nike Classic ... notched his first collegiate goal, the game-winner, against N.C. State (10/2) ... dished out his first collegiate assist on Ian Holder's goal against #2 Wake Forest (9/17) in UVa's ACC-opener ... scored the game-winning goal against Clemson (10/17) in Virginia's 2-0 victory over the Tigers.

HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered four times in soccer as a midfielder and forward at LaSalle High School for coach Mike Perriera ... rated as one of the top recruits in the country ... named the NSCAA/adidas National High School Player of the Year in 2004 ... named a four-time NSCAA/adidas All-American and selected a First Team All-State choice three times ... named a two-time Gatorade Player of the Year (R.I.) and the Rhode Island State Player of the Year selection as a junior and senior ... selected to compete in the McDonald's All-American High School Soccer Games ... was an All-State selection his junior and senior years ... led LaSalle to an undefeated record of 23-0 to help the Rams capture their fourth consecutive state championship and a final national ranking of #5 in the NSCAA/adidas poll ... led LaSalle to four state titles which it had never won before ... selected as LaSalle's Most Valuable Player three times and twice served as the team captain as a junior and senior ... he became the first junior team captain at LaSalle in 25 years ... led the state of Rhode Island Open Division with points scored as a junior and senior ... attended the IMG Academy as a member of U.S. Soccer's Residency Program ... member of the U.S. Under-14, 15, 16, 17, 18 and 20 National Teams ... has played on every U.S. Youth National Team ... selected as the top player in the state for the U.S. Under-12 pool at the age of nine and has played on the Rhode Island State Olympic Development Program since he was 10 years old. PERSONAL: Son of John and Lisa Colaluca ... born May 23, 1986 in Providence, R.I. ... has two brothers, Anthony and Joseph ... enjoys playing cards, bowling and shopping ... chose Virginia for its soccer team and coaching staff ... also recruited by North Carolina, Duke, Connecticut, Boston College, Providence, Rhode Island and Wake Forest ... volunteered with Giving Tree of Rhode Island and Serve Rhode Island, both agencies receive and distribute gifts and food for the needy.

Colaluca by the Numbers

Year GP/GS Min. Sh G A GWG/GWA Pts
2004 22/21 1,738 27 2 3 2/0 7
2005 17/17 1,367 25 2 3 0/0 7
Career 39/38 3,105 52 4 6 2/0 14


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