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Nikkye DePoint
Nikkye  DePoint

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Rochester, N.Y.

High School:
McQuaid Jesuit

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 170

Position:
Defense

11/17/2016

Men's Soccer vs. Akron

Villanova took on Akron in the first round of the NCAA Championship on November 17, 2016.

VILLANOVA

A polished defender and high level passer ... Has the capacity to dictate play from the back ... Also brings terrific athletic skills and savvy to the pitch.

2016

Enjoyed a productive debut season despite it being interrupted by an arm injury that took him out of the lineup and forced him to play with a soft cast when he returned to action .. Earned a starting nod in all 16 games he appeared in and scored one goal ... Saw action in the central and outside defense ... Named BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 5 after helping the Wildcats upend Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Mass.

Personal

Ranked as the No. 43 prospect in the nation by collegesoccernews.com ... Member of the U15 -- U17 USA National team pool ... In 2014-15 was part of the US U17 Residency Program in Bradenton, Florida. During that time he earned seven international caps for the country as well as multiple caps against International club teams and D1 and D2 colleges ... Participated in the 2014 Open Nordic Cup in Denmark with the USA U17 National team ... In the spring and summer of 2015, trained with the 2015 United Soccer League champions, Rochester Rhinos ... Part of the Empire United in the US Soccer Development Academy.

Played varsity soccer for McQuaid Jesuit High School in 8th grade. The following year as a 13 year old, played for the U16 USSDA team, Empire United.

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