At Air Force
Started all 18 games ... one of three players to do so ... first-team all-MPSF pick ... two goals and a team-high three assists ... second on the team with seven points ... notched both goals in a 2-1 victory over Sacramento State ... tied for 13th in the conference in assists per game ... third on team with 25 total shots, with nine shots on goal ... enters season as team's top returning career scorer with 12 points (4g, 4a).
Appeared in 18 games, starting 11 of them ... notched two goals and one assist, good for five points ... his first career goal was the game-winner against Florida Atlantic ... also scored against Missouri State ... assisted on only goal of the game in a 1-0 victory over UNLV ... fifth on the team with 20 total shots, seven of them on goal.
Appeared in 14 games as a reserve forward ... did not score but attempted seven total shots, three of them on goal ...
Before Air Force
Four-year letterwinner in soccer ... first-team all-state selection as a senior ... two-time all-area pick ... helped club team to Colorado State finals in '04 ... led under-15 club team in Tennessee to two state championships ... member of ODP ... member of National Honor Society and honor roll ... high school soccer coach was Vance Lampe.
Born Nov. 12, 1985 ... parents are Vincent and Sally Nigro ... has two sisters, Elizabeth Waring (38) and Eleni Allen (34) and two brothers, Nick Samaras (33) and VJ (23) ... his father graduated from and played and coached baseball at the Naval Academy ... majoring in systems engineering management ... completed AFS (Initial Flight Screening) this past summer ... would like to attend pilot training and become a pilot after his time at the Academy ... also recruited by the Colorado School of Mines ... hobbies include watching movies and coaching soccer ... active in his squadron as chief of inspections and scheduling officer ... serving as secretary/treasurer for AFA's student-athlete advisory council ... favorite food is his dad's famous A-1 steak burgers ... favorite book is The Redemption of Althalus ... favorite movie is Green Street Hooligans ... person in history he would most like to meet is Albert Einstein ... greatest moment in sports was playing against the USA National Team ... credits his father with the biggest influence on his sports career ... member of cadet squadron 39.