24 Nick Olivero
24 Nick Olivero
Height: 5-10
Weight: 175
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Fairfax, Va.
High School: W.T. Woodson
Position: G

One of CUA's finest athletes and a strong defensive player.  .837 Career free throw percentage. 2007-08: Played in 23 games, starting nine • Team's top FT shooter (.783) and third-leading scorer (7.2 ppg) • Averaged 1.9 rebounds and 1.3 assists Third on club in steals (17) Scored in double figures seven times Produced career highs in points (19), rebounds (7) and assists (6) vs. Mt. Union. Made 5 of 8 3-pointers and all 4 of his FTs • Scored 18 points vs. MOR. Hit 5 of 8 FGs • Recorded personal-high 4 steals vs. MMA. Added 10 points and 3 assists • Tallied 15points vs. Delaware Valley just six days after football season ended • Scored 13 points in both contests vs. GOU • Had 10 points at Case Western • Notched 3 steals and 8 points at Villa Julie Had 8 points and 3 assists at SUS Named to Winter Landmark Conference All-Academic Team. 2006-07: Played in 25 games starting nine • Ranked fourth on the team in scoring with 7.6 points, shot a team-best .881 at the line • Played in his first game of the season against Haverford after returning to the basketball team from all-conference year in football • Eight points, 2-2 from the line and 2-3 from beyond the arc against Marymount • Moved into the starting lineup against Villa Julie, notched a career-high 16 points going 7-7 from the line • Had eight points and three rebounds against Susquehanna • Scored six points against Elizabethtown • Scored nine points against Gallaudet • Had a team-high 13 points at Mary Washington along with four rebounds •Scored 15 points in overtime win against Marymount • Scored fourteen points with a career-high five rebounds at Hood •Scored 14 points at York including three trey's all coming at key moments in the game •Scored 13 points going 3-4 from three against Mary Washington •Had eight points and five rebounds versus Mary Washington in CAC Semifinal • Scored 13 points in CAC title game at Hood • Scored eight points going 5-5 from the line in first round of NCAA tournament • Recorded a team-high 18 points against Lincoln in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, went 7-7 from the line. 2005-06: Appeared in 20 games (3 starts) • Averaged 3.0 points & made 9 of 10 FTs • Named CAC Player of the Week after totaling 23 points, 6 rebounds & 4 assists in games vs. UMW & at SMC • Posted career highs in points (12) & assists (3) vs. UMW in 30 minutes off the bench. Made 5 of 9 FGs & 2 3-pointers. Put Cards ahead with one-handed tip late in overtime of eventual victory • Scored 11 points in first start (at SMC) & collected 4 rebounds. Also drained 5 of 6 FTs • Scored 8 points at GOU on 3 of 5 shooting, including 2 of 4 treys • Had 6 points & 2 boards vs. MMT. Sank both of his 3s • Joined the club after starting at safety for CUA football team. High School: Named Liberty District Player of the Year & Defensive Player of the Year as a senior. Also garnered first-team All-Northern Region & honorable mention All-State honors. Averaged 16.5 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists & 2 steals. Led team to AAA Liberty District Tournament championship by hitting a buzzer-beating 3-pointer. Cavaliers won first 27 games before losing in regional semifinals. Ranked No. 10 in Washington Post's final poll • Selected to play for the Suburban All-Stars in the 2005 Capital Classic • Named school's 2004-05 Male Athlete of the Year • Started as a junior & averaged 8 points & 3 rebounds • Two-year starter on football team • Helped lead club to 2004 district & region championships & advance to state semifinals. Finished with 11-2 final record • Named 2004 first-team All-District at running back & defensive back. Garnered first-team All-Region & second-team All-State honors at DB. Played second half of season with cast on broken left hand • Named second-team All-District as a junior DB • Maintained a 3.5 GPA or higher to appear on Athletic Honor Roll all four years. Graduated with 3.67 GPA • Coached in basketball by Mike Pflugrath. Notable: Led 2005 football team in interceptions (5) & was second in tackles. Scored game-winning touchdown in overtime on a 25-yard run in 34-33 victory over Ohio Wesleyan in 2006. Personal: Son of Jose & Donna Olivero. Father retired from U.S. Army Special Forces. Brother, Jose, is a senior starting guard at Division I Lehigh.