Nicki Dadino - Women's Lacrosse - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#35 Nicki Dadino

Defense

Class Senior
Hometown Moorestown, N.J.
High School Moorestown
Major Human and Organizational Development

Honors
• 2021 Dr. Jerry Reves Highest GPA Award
• Three-time AAC All-Academic (2019, 2020, 2021)
• Two-time SEC Academic Honor Roll (2020, 2021)
• 2017-18 SEC First Year Academic Honor Roll
• 4.0 Club
• Dean’s List
• 2021 All-AAC second team

As a Senior (2021) – Game-by-Game Statistics

• AAC All-Academic
• SEC Academic Honor Roll
• All-AAC second team
• Started in all 19 contests
• Claimed 28 ground balls, including a game-high of three on three occasions
• Caused 18 turnovers, including a game-high of three in two matchups with Temple (April 25, May 6)
• Won a draw control in the first contest against Temple (April 23)
• Recorded first-ever goal in the senior day win at Vanderbilt Stadium against Old Dominion (April 3)
• Earned the 2021 Dr. Jerry Reves Highest GPA Award for the graduating Vanderbilt University student-athlete with the highest cumulative GPA

As a Junior (2020) – Game-by-Game Statistics
• AAC All-Academic
• SEC Academic Honor Roll
• Started all nine games
• Second on the team with 19 ground balls
• Also added seven caused turnovers
• Season-high four ground balls four times
• Season-best four caused turnovers and four ground balls against No. 21 Penn State (March 8)
• Season canceled after nine games due to coronavirus outbreak

As  a Sophomore (2019) – Game-by-Game Statistics
• AAC All-Academic
• Started all 16 games for the Commodores as a defender
• Tied for fifth on the team with 21 ground balls
• Also caused nine turnovers

As a Freshman (2018)
• Played in six games as a defender for the Dores
• Caused a turnover at Temple (April 18)
• Scooped up a ground ball at Butler (March 25)
• Made her collegiate debut against Furman (Feb. 24), collecting a ground ball

The Dadino File
• Three-year starter for Deanna Knobloch at Moorestown High School
• Earned an All-American selection during her senior season
• Group III state champion
• 2017 first team defense for the Courier Post, All South Jersey, Philly Inquirer and Group III
• Daughter to Lisa and Ron Dadino
• Has two siblings, Jess and Dan
• Sister, Jess, was an attacker for the Commodores lacrosse team