2010 Played in all 58 games with 57 starts as a sophomore... Was on the Johnny Bench Award Watch list for 2010... Finished with a .995 fielding percentage, .997 with just one error as a catcher... Threw out 19 runners attempting to steal and picked off 7 runners... Led the team in sacrifices with 7... Was 3rd on team in at bats with 225... Finished 2nd on team in doubles with 18... Was 5th on team in base hits with 63... Was 5th on team in multiple hit games with 19... Had 9 multiple RBI games... had a season-high 7-game hitting streak... Had a 5-for-5 game with a double a run scored and 3 RBI against Campbell (4/2/10)... Was 2-for-4 with a home run and 2 runs scored against USF (3/30/10)... Was 3-for-5 with a double and 2 runs scored against UCF (3/17/10)... Was 2-for-3 with a home run against UNF (5/15/10)... Was 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored the following day against UNF (5/16/10).
2009 Named as a TPX Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball... Voted to the Atlantic Sun Conference All-Freshman Team... One of three Hatters to play in all 57 games... Second on the team and 8th in the conference in at bats with 230... Second in the league in runners thrown out stealing with 19... 8th in the A-Sun in fielding chances with 379 and putouts with 335... Fifth on team in hits with 68... Tied for second on team in doubles with 12... Fifth on Hatters in home runs with five... Had 20 multiple hit games and 12 multiple RBI games... Had an 11-game hitting streak... Was 4-for-5 with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored against Belmont (4/19/09)... Was 3-for-5 with two RBI and three runs scored against James Madison (3/7/09).
HIGH SCHOOL Graduated from Palm Beach Gardens High School in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida... Played Division 6A baseball for head coach Joe Russo... An All-State performer as a senior... Led team in every offensive category... Hit .512, 9 doubles, 3 triples, 5 home runs, 34 RBI, .869 SLG%... Finished third in Palm Beach County in batting average, and second in home runs and RBI... Threw out 80% of attempted steals... First Team All-Conference and All-Area as junior and senior... Led team to District Championship in 2006 and 2007... Selected as "Player to Watch" as a catcher by Palm Beach Post... High School MVP as a senior... Voted Most Likely to Succeed in the Tourism and Hospitality Management program.
PERSONAL Nicholas Rickles was born in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida... Son of Linda and Ken Rickles of Loxahatchee, Florida... Hometown newspaper is the Palm Beach Post... His major at Stetson is Sports Management.
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