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Alex Nichols

Midfielder

Player profile

  • Year Senior
  • Hometown Fishers, Ind.
  • High School Fishers
  • Height 5-10
  • Weight 160
  • Club Indiana Fire

Career Honors

  • Two-time Academic All-Big Ten (2016-17)
  • Two-time OSU Scholar-Athlete (2017-18)
  • Academic All-Ohio (2017)

2018 (Senior Season)

  • Three starts with 186 minutes of action
  • Started in opener vs. Furman (Aug. 24)
  • Had one shot one goal in 69 minutes in the win over Hofstra (Aug. 26)

2017 (Junior Season)

  • Started in 13 matches with 17 appearances
  • Totaled a season-high 1,098 minutes in the Buckeye midfield
  • Had a season-high four shots in 104 minutes of play vs. Detroit Mercy (Sept. 26)
  • Scored a goal in road loss at No. 4 Michigan State (Oct. 1)
  • Had a pair of shots vs. Oakland (Oct. 10) and Wisconsin (Oct. 29)
  • Played in all 90 minutes of the team’s 2-1 win over No. 8 Michigan State at B1G quarterfinals (Nov. 5)
  • Sixth on the team with 16 shots
  • Academic All-Big Ten
  • Academic All-Ohio

2016 (Sophomore Season)

  • 15 appearances with three starts in 507 minutes
  • 81 minutes of action in Big Ten opener vs. Northwestern (Sept. 9)
  • Had a shot in the win over Rutgers (Sept. 18)
  • Made his first collegiate start vs. SIUE (Sept. 28)
  • Played a season-high 90 minutes vs. the Cougars (Sept. 28)
  • Saw some time on the field at No. 1 Maryland (Oct. 7)
  • Played in 25 minutes in win over Oakland (Oct. 11)
  • Saw seven minutes of action vs. No. 7 Indiana (Oct. 15)
  • Played in seven minutes at No. 4 Louisville (Oct. 18)
  • Made second start of his career at No. 24 Wisconsin (Oct. 30)
  • Recorded first postseason start in B1G quarterfinals at Wisconsin (Nov. 5)

2015 (Freshman Season)

  • Played in five games as a true freshman
  • Scored first career goal in the Buckeyes’ 4-0 win over Rutgers in the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament (Nov. 13)
  • Made first collegiate appearance in home opener vs. Cal State Fullerton (Aug. 28)
  • Recorded a shot in a season-high 41 minutes vs. Binghamton (Aug. 30)

Prior to Ohio State

  • Played for the Indiana Fire Academy in 2014 as a defender
  • Played ODP from 2010-2012 and was named to the regional team in 2010-2011
  • Was named Studentsports.com top prospect for 2015 and was selected to first team All-State in 2014 by the Indiana Soccer Coaches Association
  • First team all-district and all-regional honoree
  • Helped guide Fishers to a sectional championship and regional final
  • Fishers High School MVP
  • Candidate for All-American
  • Posted six goals on 10 assists in 17 games played for Fishers

Personal

  • Son of Jeff and Patti Nichols
  • Has three siblings, Jake, Cameron and Brandon
  • Biology major
  • Would like to attend medical school after graduation
  • Likes to run and work out during free time
  • Greatest sports thrill was playing in the sectional final game and helping the team comeback to force overtime and defeat rival high school in front of a large crowd of fans and students
  • First in his family to partake in a collegiate level sport