Jake Nicholson was signed by the Aviators April 17, 2013.
Nicholson is a Rockford native and attended high school at Stillman Valley.
Nicholson spent the first two years of his collegiate career at Rock Valley College and finished with two seasons at Rockford College as a pitcher and utility player. As a Regent, Nicholson received Second Team All-NAC honors after his senior season and was also named Northern Althletics Conference Pitcher of the Week on three separate occasions.
He graduated Rockford College in 2012 with a bachelor's degree in physical education and is is working towards a master's degree in special education.
Nicholson is classified as an R1 for 2013 (1st professional season).