After his Freshman year at DII power Franklin Pierce University, Nick helped lead the #13 Nationally ranked Ravens to the NCAA Division II World Series. FPU lost to eventual Champs UC San Diego in the semi finals. Nick started all 61 games for FPU and ended the season with a .299 batting average. He led nearly every offensive category for the Ravens. In 218 at bats he had 68 hits, 16 doubles, 2 triples and 8 home runs. He scored 41 times and led the Ravens with 50 RBI. Nick was 21-23 in stolen bases and had a .989 fielding % only committing 1 error in all 61 games.
Nick was rewarded and earned Northeast 10 All Freshman Team, was a ALL NEIBA and a ALL New England First Team selection and played in the New England All Star Game at Fenway Park.