Pitched in 12 games with 11 starts, fourth-best in the Patriot League ... lone Navy pitcher to start 10-plus games ... registered a 2-6 record and a 5.83 ERA in 58.2 innings of work ... tied for eighth-most innings pitched in the league ... tied team-high in innings pitched ... tied for second on the team with his two wins ... completed two games and combined on a shutout ... ranked second on the squad in complete games ... walked 17 and fanned 41 batters, 10th in the league ... went 1-3 with a 4.45 ERA in 28.1 innings during Patriot League action ... tied for team-high with his two complete games in league play ... notched four quality starts (6+ IP, 3- ER), three in Patriot League games ... scattered four hits over six innings in combining for a shutout against Bucknell (4/3) ... surrendered only one earned run over a career-high 8.2 innings with seven strikeouts at Army (5/2) ... also struck out seven batters at Holy Cross (4/10).
Earned First-Team All-Patriot League honors as a pitcher ... started four games in 18 appearances and posted a 2-0 record with four saves and a team-leading 3.54 earned run average ... led the team with four saves, tied for second-most in the Patriot League ... Navy went 3-1 in games Nichols started on the mound ... struck out 24 and walked just 12 over 48.1 innings of work ... ranked third on the team in innings pitched ... led the team with 12 games finished ... limited right-handed batters to a .209 average (29-for-139) ... ranked eighth in the Patriot League in appearances and second for appearances by a freshman ... posted a 2.54 ERA in Patriot League play ... tied for second in the league for lowest batting average in conference games at .205 ... struck out 14 batters and issued just six walks in league play ... allowed no runs in 11 of 18 appearances ... gave up three runs on six hits over 8.1 innings of work versus Lehigh in the second game of a doubleheader (4/18) to earn his first win of the season ... followed in his next start by pitching a complete game in the second game of a doubleheader against Army (4/24) to pick up his second win of the season ... gave up three runs on seven hits and struck out four in the win.
Attended Boston Latin High School ... earned two letters in baseball ... served as 2002 team captain ... named 2001 team MVP and named to the league all-star team ... lettered one season on the cross country team and served as the 2002 team captain.
Son of Burgess and Georgette Nichols ... born Feb. 12, 1983, in Boston, Mass. ... majoring in international relations.