Paul Nicholson
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Assistant Coach - 2nd Season
Nicholson is in his second season as an assistant for Rio Grande after an outstanding four-year playing careerfor Rio Grande. 
 
He was was selected first team All-American in 2008. Nicholson was a key figure on both offense and defense for the RedStorm.  He was a first team All-American Mideast Conference performer as well. 
 
Nicholson was also tabbed the Defensive Most Valuable Player of the NAIA Tournament last year.  He was honorable mention All-AMC in 2007 and was on the second team in 2006. 
 

For his career, Nicholson scored 17 goals and registered seven assists (41 points) in 83 career games. His sophomore season he established himself as one of the top defensive players in the country and his last two seasons, he shifted to the mid-field and became more of an offensive threat, scoring six goals and six assists (18 points) as a junior. 

He was the only NAIA player to make the Major League Soccer (MLS) Combine List for 2009 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
 
Nicholson, a native of Whitehaven, England, is the second player in Rio Grande history to make the illustrious list.
 
2010 Men's Soccer Roster
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.Wt.HometownPrevious School
0Jack MarchantJRGK6-1 Leeds, EnglandIlkey Grammar School
RSJordan Shepard*SOF/MF5-7 Doncaster, England
00Jonathan ViscosiSOGK6-2 Ottawa, ONTAll Saints Catholic High School
1Jordan LowerJRGK6-1 South Webster, OHSouth Webster High School
2Roberto LopesFRD6-1 Sao Paulo, Brazil
3Steven O'HaraSRDEF5-10 Liverpool, EnglandPrescott Comprehensive School
4Brandon TylerSOMF/D5-9 Phoenix, AZ
6Neil HarriesJRDEF6-3 Lancashire, EnglandSt. Mary's College
7Joel ThiessenJRMF5-8 Newcastle, AustraliaUniversity of New Mexico
8Oliver Hewitt-FisherSOMF/F5-9 Swansea, WalesNeath Port Talbot College
9Chris AndersonSRMF5-11 Lancaster, EnglandLancaster College
10Ederson LopesSRMF6-1 Sao Paulo, BrazilColegio Dimensia
13Orlando ZapataFRF5-9 Medellin, ColumbiaMiami Dade College
14Dylan WilliamsSRMF5-7 Bangor, WalesFriars High School
15Drew McCafferySRMF5-10 Ashland, KYPaul Blazer High School
16Paul Wyatt SmithFRMF/F6-0 Chillicothe, OHZane Trace High School
17Phil StansfieldSRMF5-7 Yorkshire, EnglandBenton Park High School
18Nick HewisonSRMF6-2 Accrington, EnglandHollins High School
19Scott BibbySOFWD5-11 Doncaster, EnglandEdlington Comprehensive
20Rafael MaccauroSOF/MF5-9 Sao Paulo, Brazil
21Kort WolfeFRFWD5-8 Circleville, OHCircleville High School
22Mike TorbertFRD/MF6-0 Annandale, VAAnnandale High School
23Richard IsbernerSOF/MF6-1 Sao Paulo, BrazilE.E. Oswaldo Aranha
* Redshirt
Scott Morrissey - Head Coach - 22nd season
Tony Daniels - Assistant Coach - 19th season
Paul Nicholson - Assistant Coach - 2nd season
Marc Young - Assistant Coach - 1st season
Codi Crippen - Grad Assistant - 1st season
Sean Bray - Assistant Coach - 1st season
Stuart Croft - Assistant Coach - 1st season