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Craig Nitti
Craig Nitti

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Calabasas, Calif.

High School:
Crespi Carmelite HS

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 210

Position:
D

Experience:
2V



12/10/2013

Nitti Named to NSCAA/Continental Tire All-Far West Region Team

Redshirt defender Craig Nitti was a second team selection on the NSCAA Continental Tire NCAA DI Men's Soccer All-Far West Region Team.

11/21/2013

Lions Fall to Cardinal in PK Shootout

The 2013 LMU men's soccer season came to a heartbreaking end Thursday as they fell 3-2 in penalty kicks to Stanford in the NCAA Tournament first round.

11/20/2013

Men's Soccer Opens NCAA Tournament Play at Stanford

In their their sixth NCAA Tournament appearance, the Lions open play at Stanford Thursday night.

11/19/2013

Krumpe Named WCC Coach of the Year, 10 Lions Honored

LMU men's soccer had a program best three first team All-WCC selections and its first Goalkeeper of the Year honor.

11/15/2013

Trio Named to WCC All-Academic Teams

Ryan Felix, Trent Clifton and Craig Nitti were all honored Friday as the West Coast Conference announced the 2013 West Coast Conference Men's Soccer All-Academic Team.

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

12/03/2013

Men's Soccer at Stanford - NCAA First Round

Men's Soccer at Stanford - NCAA First Round November 21, 2013 Photos by Kyle Terada

10/19/2013

Men's Soccer vs. Saint Mary's - Oct. 18, 2013

Men's Soccer vs. Saint Mary's - Oct. 18, 2013 Photos by John Shaffer

09/22/2013

MSOC | LMU vs UC Davis

LMU vs. UC Davis during Alumni BBQ Sunday at LMU

09/20/2013

MSOC | LMU vs. Sacramento State

LMU hosting Sacramento State in men's soccer.

10/24/2011

Soccer VS. St. Mary's

Kate Remsen & Matt Balentine Photos October 2, 2011

Briefly...
Craig Nitti enters his fourth year at LMU in 2013, but his third 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...
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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