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Craig Nitti
Craig Nitti

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Calabasas, Calif.

High School:
Crespi Carmelite HS

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 210

Position:
D

Experience:
3V



12/11/2014

Nitti Invited to 2015 MLS Combine

Craig Nitti becomes the second Lion all-time to earn invitation to an MSL Combine.

12/10/2014

Nitti, Perez Named to All-Far West Region Teams

Craig Nitt earned his second Second Team selection while Adrien Perez was named to the Third Team.

11/18/2014

Seven Lions Honored by WCC

Craig Nitti and Adrien Perez earned First Team All-WCC honors for the second straight season.

11/15/2014

De Rada Nets Gamewinner on Senior Day

Senior Sebastian De Rada game LMU a 1-0 in the 2014 season final Saturday.

11/15/2014

Dotseth, Nitti Earn WCC All-Academic Honors

Mark Dotseth and Craig Nitti were both named to the league's All-Academic teams.

10/08/2014

MSOC | Preview of LMU at USD

Craig Nitti talks about the Lions' recent success and carrying that into San Diego Friday.

10/20/2013

MSOC | LU 1, USF 0

Postgame highlights and interview with Craig Nitti.

08/05/2013

Inside the Lions interviews junior captains John McFarlin and Craig Nitti.

Inside the Lions interviews junior captains John McFarlin and Craig Nitti.

08/22/2012

2012 Yearbook Slideshow

Craig Nitti

10/17/2014

MSOC | LMU vs. Pacific

First game of West Coast Conference play against men's soccer new comer Pacific.

10/14/2014

MSOC | LMU vs. UCSB

White-out game during Madness Week at Sullivan Field.

10/03/2014

MSOC | LMU vs. Santa Clara

A non-conference battle between conference rivals at Sullivan Field.

09/26/2014

MSOC | LMU vs. Grand Canyon

50th Anniversary Celebration game at Sullivan Field.

08/23/2014

MSOC | LMU vs. CSUN

Exhibition game between LMU and CSUN on Aug. 23, 2014

Briefly...
Craig Nitti enters his fifth year at LMU in 2014, but his fourth campaign on the field after redshirting in 2010... co-team captain... member of the Portland Timbers U23 squad in the summer of 2013...

At LMU...
2013...

NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA DIvision I All-Far West Region Second Team selection... All-WCC First Team... Started and appeared in 16 total matches... logged 1,531 minutes of action... scored twice and added one assist for five points... anchor of the LMU defensive line that posted seven shutouts and an 0.85 GAA... scored on a penalty kick in a 4-0 win over Santa Clara (Oct. 6)... also scored the game-winner in a 1-0 final against San Francisco (Oct. 20)... took 18 total shots, including seven on frame...

2012...
All-WCC Honorable Mention... WCC All-Academic Honorable Mention... a key member of the LMU back line, Nitti earned 17 starts and appeared in 18 total matches... logged 1,593 minutes, which was second most on the team... took 16 shots, including 10 on frame... tallied three goals and two assists for eight points... scored on a set piece in the season opener versus No. 4 UC Santa Barbara (Aug. 26)... headed in the game-winner in a 2-1 victory at Stanford (Sept. 21)... third goal was a PK in the season finale versus Saint Mary's (Nov. 11)... dished assists versus San Diego (Oct. 10) and versus Saint Mary's (Nov. 11)...

2011...
Appeared in 19 matches, earning nine starts... logged 980 minutes... took 11 shots, including three on frame... his first collegiate goal doubled as a game-winner as his header 36 seconds into overtime at San Francisco (Oct. 30) broke a scoreless tie and gave LMu the 1-0 victory... National Scholar-Athlete...

2010...
Redshirt season... National Scholar-Athlete...

High School...
Three-year letterwinner at Crespi Carmelite High School in Encino, Calif., for Coach Rob Kodama... named NSCAA/adidas High School Boys All-Region VIII, first team All-CIF, first team All-San Fernando Valley and first team All-Mission League as a senior in 2009... led CCHS to back-to-back CIF playoff appearances... Mission League Defensive Player of the Year... voted team MVP and Most Valuable Defensive Player... team captain... was a defender/midfielder for Real SoCal of the US Soccer Development Academy... ...Real SoCal finished third at the 2010 National Championships... member of the Dean's List in six semesters and Principal's List twice...

Personal...
Craig Alexander Nitti was born on January 19, 1992 in Van Nuys, Calif.... his father, Gary, ran cross country and track at UCLA... his mother, Wendi, was a graduate of Cal State Northridge who swam in the 1976 Olympic Trials as a member of the Santa Barbara Swim Club... middle of three sons with older brother Christopher and younger brother Connor... chose LMU over Santa Clara, UC Davis, American University, Brown, Cal State Bakersfield, and UC San Diego because of LMU's excellent academic reputation and its soccer coaches... majoring in business management...

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