18 Nick Pappas
18 Nick Pappas
Height: 5-9
Weight: 188
Year: SR
Hometown: Edgewater, Md.
High School: South River
Position: A
Major: Business
  • "I made VWC my No. 1 choice because I loved the location and the people I met while on my visit.  I knew VWC was the place for me."
  • Selected Virginia Wesleyan over Salisbury University, Limestone College and Frostburg State University

2014 North-South All-Star Game Participant
2014 Honorable Mention All-American
2014 All-Virginia First Team Attack
2014 All-ODAC First Team Attack 

VWC Career Statistics

YearGPGSGoalsAssistsPointsShotsGround Balls
2011110202176
20121792611366434
2013161648206813550
2014161655308513352

Season Highlights

2014

  • Led the team with 55 goals and was just one of two Marlins with double-figure assists
  • Finished his career with 192 points, third-most in school history
  • Netted 131 career goals, matching a school record
  • First Team All-ODAC Attack
  • First Team All-Virginia Attack
  • USILA Honorable Mention All-American
  • North-South All-Star Game participant

2013

  • VWC's second leading scorer with 48 goals, 20 assists and 68 points
  • Led the Marlins with 48 goals
  • Led the Old Dominion Athletic Conference with 3.0 goals per game
  • USILA honorable mention All-American
  • First team All-ODAC and All-Virginia honoree
  • Tied a career-high with seven goals in a 13-10 win over Guilford College, scored six goals in a 23-10 win over Bridgewater College, and tallied five goals in a 17-5 victory over Ferrum College and a 17-3 win over Shenandoah University
  • Recorded a season-high four assists against Ferrum and a season-high eight ground balls in a 12-9 win over Greensboro College

2012

  • VWC's third leading scorer with 25 goals, 11 assists and 36 points
  • Scored a career-high seven goals against Roanoke College , tying the fourth highest single-game total in Virginia Wesleyan history
  • Scored four goals in an 11-6 win over Christopher Newport University and three goals in wins over Guilford College and Randolph College

Collegiate Accomplishments

  • 2013 honorable mention All-American

Prep Accolades

  • Two-time Scholar-Athlete Award recipient -- Minds in Motion
  • Coaches All-Anne Arundel County first team  honoree as a senior
  • Scored 40 goals and 18 assists as a senior, helping South River to a 14-3 record
  • Scored 18 goals and 10 assists as a junior, helping South River to a 16-1 record
  • Honor Roll and Principals Roll honoree as a senior

Personal

  • Son of Maria and Dean Pappas; mom attended Towson University and dad attended the University of Maryland-Baltimore County
  • Has one brother, Tom
  • Enjoys reggae, country, and rap, and spending vacation time in Mexico
  • Favorites include the book "Holes," the movie "Superbad" and the TV series "The Office"
  • A fan of Russian hockey star Alexander Ovechkin and pro football's Baltimore Ravens
  • Self-description in 10 words or less: "hard-working, out-going, friendly, motivated, social"
  • My favorite aspect of being an athlete is: "competing against other athletes and pushing yourself to your fullest potential.  The reality that anything in a game can change at any moment."
  • My personal athletic goal at VWC is: "to win a conference championship,be an All-ODAC (Old Dominion Athletic Conference) player, and make it to the NCAA tournament. "
  • If I could participate in a reality show it would be: "The Real World because I'd get to travel to an awesome place and meet new people"
  • The one superpower I would like to possess is: "flying."
  • People might be surprised to know: "in the summer of 2008 I traveled with my family throughout difference places in Europe on a cruise ship and saw many historical structures."
  • It's the year 2025 and: "I' an working for a company that I enjoy working for and making a good living.  Also, I hope to live by the water."
  • The most important advice I've received is: "everything always works out and you have to work for what you get" -- Father