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#31 Niko Amato
Position: Goalie
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 185
Year: Junior
Hometown: Conshohocken, Pa.
High School: LaSalle College HS
Major: Communications

Amato's Honor Roll

• 2014 Ensign C. Mackland Kelly, Jr., Award Winner
• 2014 USILA First Team All-American
• 2014 ACC Defensive Player of the Year
• 2014 All-ACC (1st ever goalie to be 4x All-ACC)
• 2014 Team Captain
• 2014 MLL Draft Choice (29th - Florida)
• 2014 Preseason Second Team All-American
• 2013 USILA Second Team All-American
• 2013 All-ACC
• 2013 Tewaaraton Trophy Nominee
• 2013 Preseason Third Team All-American
• 2012 USILA Honorable Mention All-American
• 2012 All-ACC
• 2012 Preseason Honorable Mention All-American
• 2011 NCAA All-Tournament Team
• 2011 All-ACC

As a senior (2014): Seven saves and two groundballs in 16-3 win vs. Mount St. Mary's (2/8) ... eight saves  and two groundballs in 54:54 in 14-3 win over UMBC (2/15) ... 11 saves with two groundballs in 16-8 win at No. 2 Syracuse (2/22) ... named the ACC's Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts vs. the Orange ... 17 saves and four groundballs in 10-6 win over No. 1 Duke (3/1) ... helped the Terrapin defense hold the Blue Devils scoreless for a stretch of 26:26 ... nine saves and one groundball in 11-8 win at Stony Brook (3/8) ... seven saves and two groundballs in 12-10 win vs. Villanova (3/14) ... seven saves and one groundball in 13-5 win at Michigan (3/18) ... eight saves and six groundballs in 11-8 loss at No. 6 North Carolina (3/22) ... also earned his fifth career assist on a direct outlet to Brian Cooper, who scored his first career goal vs. the Tar Heels ... 10 saves and four groundballs in 9-6 win over No. 8 Virginia (3/30) ... seven saves and one groundball, playing just the first half in 19-6 win over Robert Morris (4/2) ... nine saves and one groundball in 11-6 loss at No. 8 Johns Hopkins (4/12) ... nine saves and three groundballs in 12-8 win at No. 8 Notre Dame (4/19) ... nine saves in 6-5 loss to No. 9 Notre Dame (4/25) in ACC semifinals ... 10 saves, which put him over the 600-save mark for his caeer, in 12-6 win over Navy (5/3) ... became just the third Terrapin goalie with at least 600 career saves, joining Kevin O’Leary (705, 1981-84) and Brian Dougherty (658, 1993-96) ... made seven of eight saves in the first half in 8-7 win over Cornell (5/10) in the first round of the NCAA tournament ... also had three groundballs vs. the Big Red ... six saves and one groundball in 16-8 win over Bryant (5/17) in the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament ... 10 saves and one groundball in 11-6 loss to No. 5 seed Notre Dame in the semifinals of the NCAA tournament.

As a junior (2013): Eight saves in just 49:00 of work in 23-6 win over Mount St. Mary's (2/12) ... eight saves and one groundball, playing the first three quarters, in 16-4 win at Hartford (2/16) ... 13 saves and two groundballs in 12-10 win at No, 1 Loyola (2/23) ... helped lead the Terps' clearing game to 20-of-21 clears ... eight saves and two groundballs in 16-7 win at No. 19 Duke (3/2) ... five saves and one groundball in 13-7 win over Stony Brook (3/10) ... 11 saves in 10-7 win at Villanova (3/16) ... 11 saves and four groundballs in 10-8 loss to No. 14 North Carolina (3/23) ... 14 saves with two groundballs in 9-7 win at No. 15 Virginia (3/30) ... also assisted on Jesse Bernhardt's second goal for his third career assist ... named the ACC's Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts vs. the Cavaliers ... six saves and one groundball in 11-8 win at Navy (4/5) ... 12 saves and five groundballs in 7-4 loss to No. 15 Johns Hopkins (4/13) ... career-best 24 saves in 8-7 win over No. 15 Yale (4/20) ... the 24-saves is the most ever in a one-goal victory at Maryland ... named the ACC's Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts vs. the Bulldogs ... 10 saves and four groundballs in 13-6 loss to Virginia (4/26) in ACC semifinals ... 12 saves and two groundballs in 18-6 win over Colgate (5/4) ... 10 saves and three groundballs in 16-10 loss to Cornell (5/12) in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

As a sophomore (2012): Made 12 saves and had three groundballs in 12-6 win over Hartford (2/18) ... seven saves with two groundballs in 16-11 win at Georgetown (2/24) ... 14 saves, including nine in the fourth quarter, with six groundballs in 10-7 win over No. 8 Duke (3/3) ... named ACC Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts vs. the Blue Devils ... four saves and three groundballs in 8-7 loss at UMBC (3/6) ... 13 saves, allowing just two goals in 52:47, and tied his career high with seven groundballs in 17-4 win over Marist (3/10) ... 12 saves and six groundballs in 11-5 win over No. 10 Villanova (3/17) ... named the ACC Defensive Player of the Week for his effort vs. the Wildcats ... 10 saves in 11-10 loss at No. 14 North Carolina ... 12 saves and six groundballs in 12-8 loss to No. 2 Virginia ... also earned his second career assists with a direct outlet that led to Landon Carr's goal late in the second quarter ... five saves, two groundballs and a caused turnover in 13-6 win over Navy (4/6) ... seven saves and four groundballs in 9-6 win at No. 3 Johns Hopkins (4/14) ... seven saves and six groundballs in 6-5 loss to No. 5 Duke (4/20) in semifinals of ACC tournament ... six saves in 12-8 win at Mount St. Mary's (4/25) ... nine saves in 12-7 win over Bellarmine (4/28) ... seven saves and two groundballs in 13-11 loss at No. 12 Colgate (5/5) ... six saves, including four in the first quarter, in 10-9 win at No. 7 seed Lehigh (5/13) in first round of NCAA tournament ... seven saves, including four in the first quarter, with two groundballs in 11-5 win over No. 2 Johns Hopkins (5/19) in the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament ... 10 saves in 16-10 win over No. 3 Duke (5/26) in the semifinals of the NCAA tournament ... eight saves in 9-3 loss to No. 1 seed Loyola (5/28) in the finals of the NCAA tournament.

As a redshirt freshman (2011): Made three saves and allowed just three goals in his collegiate debut, a 16-4 win over Detroit Mercy (2/19) ... also had four groundballs and a caused turnover vs. the Titans ... helped hold the Titans scoreless for 32:23 during the game ... eight saves and four groundballs in 20-8 win over No. 14 Georgetown (2/26) ... helped hold the Hoyas scoreless for 20:12 during the game ... career high 19 saves and seven groundballs in 9-8 overtime loss at No. 19 Duke (3/5) ... eight saves, while allowing just three goals in 45:00 in 12-8 win over Bellarmine (3/7) ... eight saves and three groundballs in 8-4 win at Towson (3/12) ... 12 saves and five groundballs in 15-6 win over UMBC (3/18) ... four saves and two groundballs in 11-4 win over St. Joseph's (3/20) ... seven saves and one groundball in 11-6 loss to No. 8 North Carolina (3/26) ... 12 saves and three groundballs in 12-7 win at No. 4 Virginia (4/2) ... four saves and two groundballs in 10-4 win at Navy (4/8) ... 12 saves and four groundballs in 12-11 overtime loss to No. 3 Johns Hopkins (4/16) ... four saves and four groundballs in 7-6 win over No. 10 North Carolina (4/22) in the ACC semifinals ... became the first Maryland goalie since 1997 (Sean Keenan) to record a point in a game when he assisted on Brett Schmidt's goal in 11-9 win at No. 7 Duke (4/24) in the ACC finals ... finished with nine saves and three groundballs vs. the Blue Devils ... 12 saves, including eight in the second half, in 10-8 loss to No. 17 Colgate (5/7) ... also had seven groundballs, tying his career high, vs. the Raiders ... 13 saves, including seven in the third quarter, in 13-6 win at No. 8 seed North Carolina (5/15) in the first round of the NCAA tournament ... nine saves, including one in overtime, in 6-5 overtime win over No. 1 Syracuse (5/22) in the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament ... 13 saves with five coming in the first quarter in 9-4 win over No. 5 Duke (5/28) in the semifinals of the NCAA tournament ... also had one groundballs vs. the Blue Devils ... eight saves in 9-7 loss to No. 7 Virginia (5/30) in the NCAA championship game.

As a freshman (2010): Redshirt season.

Before Maryland: Two-time U.S. Lacrosse High School All-American ... 2009 Under Armour High School All-American ... made seven saves in the first half in UA All-American game ... ranked the No. 1 freshman goalie in the nation according Inside Lacrosse ... ranked the 19th overall recruit according to Inside Lacrosse ...selected to play on the Philadelphia Boys' All-Star team at the 2008 Under Armour High School All-American game ... made three saves and allowed only one goals in 30 minutes of action ... named the Player of the Year by phillylacrosse.com ... led the Explorers to the EPSLA and Keystone Cup championships ... named the MVP of the EPSLA Tournament after making 11 saves in LaSalle's 4-3 victory ... three-time PCL All-Catholic honoree ... three-time team captain ... two-time all-state.

Personal: Full name is Nicholas Robert Amato ... son of Kathy Amato ... older brother of Anthony ... majoring in communications ... recipient of the Jack Faber Memorial Lacrosse Scholarship.


Amato's Goalie Statistics
Year GP/GS Svs. GA Sv% Min. GAA W-L GB
2010 Redshirt Season
2011 18/18 165 118 .583 1045 6.87 13-5 52
2012 18/18 156 133 .540 1064 7.50 12-6 49
2013 14/14 152 104 .594 782 7.98 10-4 30
2014 17/17 152 120 .559 965 7.46 13-4 35
Total 67/67 625 475 .568 3856 7.39 48-19 166

Amato's Scoring Statistics
Year GP/GS G A Pts. Shots EMG GWG GB Pen
2010 Redshirt Season
2011 18/18 0 1 1 1 0 0 52 0/0:00
2012 18/18 0 1 1 0 0 0 49 0/0:00
2013 14/14 0 2 2 1 0 0 30 0/0:00
2014 17/17 0 1 1 3 0 0 35 1/0:30
Total 67/67 0 5 5 5 0 0 166 1/0:30

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