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Nikki Boltja
Nikki Boltja


Medina, Ohio

High School:


Junior Season (2013): Selected as a third team IWLCA All-American, becoming the second player in school history to earn All-America honors ... also named a Synapse Sports All-American ... earned third-team accolades ... earned first team IWLCA all-West/Midwest Region status ... just the third Cardinal to earn first-team region honors ... named to the all-BIG EAST first team, becoming the third Cardinal in program history to achieve the feat ... totaled 74 points in 17 games, scoring 63 goals and dishing out 11 assists ... ranked second nationally in goals per game (3.7), eighth in goals, 14th in points per game (4.4), and 23rd in points ... point total ranks third best in a season in school history ... goal total also ranks as the third-best figure in a single season in school history ... scored a hat trick in 14 games, including five games with at least five goals ... had four game-winning goals ... only averaged 1.5 turnovers per game ... named to the prestigious Tewaaraton Award Watch List on April 11 ... voted BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week and Player of the Week on Feb. 18 ... named to the Preseason All-BIG EAST Team ... had a season-best six goals twice: Notre Dame and Connecticut ... recorded a season-high seven points three times (Presbyterian, Notre Dame, Connecticut).

Sophomore Season (2012): Earned second team IWLCA all-West/Midwest Region honors ... also earned second team all-BIG EAST accolades ... started all 15 games ... finished the year ranked fourth nationally in goals per game (3.53) and 20th in total goals (53) ... tallied goals in 13 of 15 contests ... scored at least three goals in 10 games ... had a team-best 55 points ... scored four goals against Syracuse, one of the best defensive units in the nation ... had a pair of four-goal performances in consecutive games: Notre Dame and Cincinnati; Georgetown and Rutgers ... recorded six goals apiece in consecutive games against Presbyterian and Vanderbilt ... named BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week after combining to score 12 goals against Longwood and Old Dominion ... seven of those goals came against Longwood ... tied Bergan Foley's school record single-game goal total.

Freshman Season (2011): Played in 17 games, earning one start ... registered six goals, including one game-winner, on 13 shots ... tallied three ground balls, two draw controls and one caused turnover ... had goals in back-to-back games twice: scored against Stanford and Cincinnati and then against Rutgers and Villanova ... tally against Villanova came in the form of a game-winner ... scored first collegiate goal in season-opener (Binghamton), while also collecting a ground ball.

Prep: Three-sport standout at Medina High ... played lacrosse under coach Edward Gambaccini ... finished career with 293 goals, a mark that tied the state of Ohio's scoring record, and 128 assists ... holds the Medina High scoring record ... capped four-year career with stellar senior campaign, scoring 96 goals and dishing out 38 assists ... was tabbed a first team All-American, as well as first team all-state and all-district ... named the team MVP ... selected to play in the U.S. Lacrosse high school showcase ... guided squad to the state title ... named offensive MVP of the tournament ... earned All-America honorable mention accolades as a sophomore and a junior ... three-time Great Lakes National Team selection ... first team all-Ohio North as a sophomore and a junior ... second-team all-Ohio as a freshman ... led team in assists all four years and goals from sophomore to senior seasons ... led the state of Ohio in goals, goals per game, points and points per game in 2008 ... two-time offensive player of the year for Medina (sophomore and junior seasons) ... additionally played lacrosse for Club X ... also ran cross country and track ... four-time first-team all-conference and three-time state qualifier in cross country ... three-time indoor state qualifier in track.

Personal: Daughter of Tom and Vicki Boltja ... birthday is March 12 ... has two sisters ... majoring in health and human performance, with a concentration in exercise science.

2011 17/1 13 6 0 6 3 2 5 1
2012 15/15 101 53 2 55 15 7 32 7
2013 17/17 121 63 11 74 7 13 27 5
Total 49/33 235 122 13 135 25 22 64 13
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