5 - Matthew Nickell
Matthew Nickell
Height: 6-1
Weight: 180
Year: SR
Hometown: Aledo, TX
High School: Aledo HS
Position: D
g 4
a 5
sh % .333
gw 1

2013

Nickell had an outstanding senior season for the Pirates, appearing in all 22 games. He scored four goals and recorded five assists for the Pirates, third most assists on the team. He posted a season high three points against Centenary on October 20th, scoring one goal and assisting on one other. Nickell earned a Second Team All-West Region pick and was selected as the SCAC Defensive Player of the Year to go along with his First Team All-SCAC selection. Nickell also earned a spot on the SCAC All-Tournament team and was the SCAC Co-Defensive Player of the Week on Week 9 and was named to the SCAC Academic Honor Roll. 

2012

Nickell made the move from midfielder to defender and started all 23 games for the Pirates. He earned All-SCAC First-Team honors and was tabbed to the SCAC All-Tournament team as well. He added two goals and two assists on the season and totaled six points. Nickell also earned a spot on the SCAC Academic Honor Roll. 

 

2011 (Sophomore)

Nickell was once again a strong presence for the Pirates, starting all 19 games for Southwestern. Matthew was fourth on the team in goals (3), first in assists (4), and third in points (10). He was named to the SCAC Academic Honor Roll and earned the Director of Athletics Academic Excellence Award.

2010 (First-year)

Nickell made a mark in his first season with the Pirates, appearing in 19 contests in SU's midfield. He scored two goals and assisted on one other for five points. Nickell took 14 shots, seven on goal, for a .500 shots on goal percentage. He was member of the SCAC Fall 2010 Student-Athlete Academic Honor Roll and Director of Athletics Academic Excellence Award.

High School

Matthew, a 2010 graduate of Aledo High School, earned first team All-District honors his freshman, sophomore, and junior years for the Bearcats.  He stepped up his award to First Team All-State his senior year. 

Personal

Matthew is the son of Craig and Mary and has two sisters, Kelly and Jennifer.  Matthew is a biochemistry major with a minor in computer science at SU.

Recent Games
Oct 20 at Centenary (La.) W, 3-1
Oct 25 at Schreiner W, 2-0
Oct 27 at Texas Lutheran W, 2-0
Nov 1 Trinity (Tex.) L, 1-0
Nov 9 Colorado Col. W, 2-1
Nov 10 at Trinity (Tex.) L, 1-0
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 22 14
Games started 22 14
Goals 4 4
Assists 5 5
Points 13 13
Shots 12 11
Shot Pct .333 .364
Penalty kicks 2-2 2-2
Game-winning goals 1 1
Date Opponent Score g a pts sh pct pk gw
Aug 30 Puget Sound W, 1-0 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Aug 31 vs. Luther L, 1-0 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Sep 6 vs. University of Texas-Dallas L, 3-1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Sep 7 at Hardin-Simmons W, 3-2 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Sep 10 at Trinity (Tex.) W, 1-0 1 0 2 1 1.000 1-1 1
Sep 13 at Pacific Lutheran L, 3-0 0 0 0 1 .000 0-0 0
Sep 14 at Puget Sound L, 3-0 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Sep 21 Schreiner W, 2-0 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Sep 22 Texas Lutheran W, 2-1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Sep 27 Austin College W, 3-0 0 1 1 0 - 0-0 0
Sep 29 Centenary (La.) W, 1-0 0 1 1 3 .000 0-0 0
Oct 4 at Colorado Col. W, 2-1 0 1 1 0 - 0-0 0
Oct 6 at University of Dallas W, 2-1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Oct 11 Colorado Col. L, 4-0 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Oct 13 University of Dallas W, 4-1 1 0 2 2 .500 0-0 0
Oct 18 at Austin College T, 0-0 0 0 0 2 .000 0-0 0
Oct 20 at Centenary (La.) W, 3-1 1 1 3 1 1.000 0-0 0
Oct 25 at Schreiner W, 2-0 1 0 2 2 .500 1-1 0
Oct 27 at Texas Lutheran W, 2-0 0 1 1 0 - 0-0 0
Nov 1 Trinity (Tex.) L, 1-0 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Nov 9 Colorado Col. W, 2-1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Nov 10 at Trinity (Tex.) L, 1-0 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
  gp gs gpg a/g pts/g sh/g sh% sog/g sog%
2011-12 19 19 .16 .21 .53 1.37 .115 .53 .385
2012-13 23 23 .09 .09 .26 .30 .286 .17 .571
2013-14 22 22 .18 .23 .59 .55 .333 .45 .833
Total 64 64 .14 .17 .45 .70 .200 .38 .533
  gp gs g a pts sh sh% sog sog% yc rc pk gw
2011-12 19 19 3 4 10 26 .115 10 .385 4 0 2-2 1
2012-13 23 23 2 2 6 7 .286 4 .571 2 0 0-0 1
2013-14 22 22 4 5 13 12 .333 10 .833 0 0 2-2 1
Total 64 64 9 11 29 45 .200 24 .533 6 0 4-4 3
  gp gs gpg a/g pts/g sh/g sh% sog/g sog%
Total 22 22 .18 .23 .59 .55 .333 .45 .833
Conference 14 14 .29 .36 .93 .79 .364 .71 .909
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -

Home 9 9 .11 .22 .44 .56 .200 .44 .800
Away 11 11 .27 .27 .82 .64 .429 .55 .857
Neutral 2 2 .00 .00 .00 .00 - .00 -

Wins 14 14 .29 .36 .93 .64 .444 .57 .889
Losses 7 7 .00 .00 .00 .14 .000 .00 .000

August 2 2 .00 .00 .00 .00 - .00 -
September 9 9 .11 .22 .44 .56 .200 .33 .600
October 8 8 .38 .38 1.12 .88 .429 .88 1.000
November 3 3 .00 .00 .00 .00 - .00 -
  gp gs g a pts sh sh% sog sog% yc rc pk gw
Total 22 22 4 5 13 12 .333 10 .833 0 0 2-2 1
Conference 14 14 4 5 13 11 .364 10 .909 0 0 2-2 1
Exhibition - - - - 0 - - - - - - 0-0 -

Home 9 9 1 2 4 5 .200 4 .800 0 0 0-0 0
Away 11 11 3 3 9 7 .429 6 .857 0 0 2-2 1
Neutral 2 2 0 0 0 0 - 0 - 0 0 0-0 0

Wins 14 14 4 5 13 9 .444 8 .889 0 0 2-2 1
Losses 7 7 0 0 0 1 .000 0 .000 0 0 0-0 0

August 2 2 0 0 0 0 - 0 - 0 0 0-0 0
September 9 9 1 2 4 5 .200 3 .600 0 0 1-1 1
October 8 8 3 3 9 7 .429 7 1.000 0 0 1-1 0
November 3 3 0 0 0 0 - 0 - 0 0 0-0 0

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