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Nick Bonacci

School

Dartmouth

Position
Attack
G
25
A
20
PTS
45
GB
25
Nick Bonacci

Classroom

Currently holds a 3.89 cumulative GPA as an Economics major. His academic achievements include being named a Choate Scholar (freshman year), which recognizes students in the top 5% of the class according to GPA. Was named Class of 1948 Scholar-Athlete (awarded to one male scholar-athlete of the junior class at the 2006 Dartmouth College Athletic Department’s Celebration of Excellence) as well as to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District I First Team and Academic All-Ivy. Following graduation, Nick will work at Morgan Stanley in New York City in the Fixed Income Trading Division.

Character

Nick can be described as a person who aspires to be excellent in all aspects of his life. While he has achieved balance in his life, he is excellent in all areas he takes part in (and in all cases he is a leader). Nick has grown into the role as team captain, as a result of his ability to lead by example and serve as a verbal leader on and off the field. His work ethic in the classroom, on the field, in strength and conditioning are extraordinary. Nick is also a mentor to a number of individuals both within the Dartmouth team and in the community. In terms of overcoming obstacles, Nick did not receive the attention during the recruiting process that one would assume. Some evaluated him as too small, or not rugged (durable) enough. As a 5’9” attackman he has worked to become the strongest “pound for pound athlete” on the team and an NCAA Division I All-America attackman.

Community

Bonacci has been a Special Olympics Volunteer Coach in White River Junction, Vermont on a weekly basis from 2004 to 2006. In the Tucker Foundation Big Brother/Big Sister program he has been a mentor since 2005 to a young child who is developmentally challenged. He visits the child weekly and works on building trust, self esteem, and quality of life by providing a male leadership role in the child’s life. Nick also met with a child at Thetford Elementary School on a weekly basis at his school and assisted his learning in various courses and helped the student interact with classmates by developing social skills.

Competition

2006: Earned the honor of team MVP as a junior…led the team with 29 goals and 34 assists…set a Dartmouth record for assists in a season with 34, breaking a record of 33 held by Lee Mercer since 1965…Earned first team All-Ivy honors, USILA Honorable Mention All-America and First Team All-New England. 2005: Named honorable mention All-Ivy for his first postseason award…Finished tied for second on the team in scoring with 39 points (19g, 20a)…Recorded two game-winning goals…Had three assists against Princeton and recorded two goals and four assists in a 17-9 win over Siena. 2004: Bonacci led all Big Green freshmen with five goals and six assists for 11 points…Scored his first two collegiate goals in a 16-2 victory over Hartford…Had a goal and two assists vs. Sacred Heart.