Nick Dolik is an excellent student, maintaining a 3.21 cumulative grade point average, while majoring in business with a concentration in marketing.
Nick has overcome various tough struggles in his athletic career to achieve the success he has at Penn State. In junior year of high school, his closest grandmother was diagnosed with cancer and passed away as he dedicated the season in her memory. Dolik led the team to an undefeated season and a No. 1 ranking in the Inside Lacrosse High School polls as the leading scorer. That summer, as a highly-touted recruit, Dolik sublexed his right hip and tore both his labrums and required surgery. After seven months of rehabilitation, he was named captain for his senior season, led his team to their fourth straight state title and earned Midwest Player of the Year honors. Ultimately, Dolik earned a scholarship to Penn State while overcoming a potentially career-ending injury.
Dolik has immersed himself into his community all throughout his life. Back home in Michigan, Dolik is a member of the Armenian Youth Federation, Detroit chapter. He helps to support the Armenain community locally and globally while working as a liaison for the AYF members in Chicago, Boston and New York. More recently, Dolik has supported fellow classmate Drew Roper and his mother’s fight against non-Hodgkin’s Lympoma. Dolik and his teammates organized a swab drive of 3,600 potential donors, the most in five years of Be The Match. Also in State College, Dolik has volunteered time as part of Centre County United Way’s Day of Caring, working with children at Houserville Weekly, teaching free youth lacrosse clinics in the county and assisting with the Military & Family Association. Dolik’s volunteerism goes back to his Michigan days of service through Brother Rice High School. He and his classmates did various projects in and around the city of Detroit and taught lacrosse to the community.
Nick Dolik is one of Penn State’s most lethal offensive weapons, amassing 50 goals, 12 assists and 62 points in three years. A two-time All-CAA Second Team honoree, Dolik looks to add a third post-season award to his mantel and lead the Nittany Lions back to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2005. Entering the season, Dolik has already been placed on the All-CAA Preseason Team as one of the top offensive threats in the league. As a junior, Dolik scored 18 goals and 22 points, while picking up 15 ground balls and causing five turnovers. He posted five multi-goal games and will be looked upon to contribute once again to the No. 14 Nittany Lions. That backed up a solid sophomore campaign in which he had 13 points and 19 ground balls from the midfield position. As a freshman, Dolik scored 21 times and had a career-high 27 points for the Nittany Lions.