Junior righty is slated to be in the team's weekend rotation • will serve as 2017 co-captain with Ron Marinaccio • owns a 9-3 career record in 41 career appearances (one start).
2016 SEASON (GAME BY GAME)
Appeared in 24 games, and started three times • posted a record of 5-3 with a 7.03 ERA • threw a complete-game two hit shutout against Wilimington (4/20) • threw five one run innings at William and Mary (4/30)• was named the UD Team Perry Burkett Triple Effort Award winner.
2015 SEASON (GAME BY GAME)
Went 4-0 with a 5.08 ERA in 17 relief appearances on the mound as a freshman • allowed 16 earned runs on 27 hits in 28.1 innings of work • struck out 30 batters on the year • fired three scoreless frames while striking out five against Lehigh to pick up his first career victory • earned another win after two hitless innings vs. Charleston • also picked up victories over conference opponents William & Mary and Towson • recorded a strikeout in each of his final 13 appearances of the year • named to CAA Academic Honor Roll.
Attended Dover High School • played football, basketball, and baseball in high school • four-time All-Henlopen Conference selection • named conference Player of the Year in 2013 • second-team All-State in 2011 and three-time All-State selection from 2012-2014 • member of National Honor Society.
Nicholas George "Nick" Spadafino (“spad-uh-fee-no”) • son of Janice and Joe Spadafino • born Sept. 6, 1995 • mother attended UD and father was an All-American football player at Eastern Kentucky • majoring in health and physical education with a minor in health, physical activity and disability studies at Delaware • career objective is to become a teacher and eventually an athletic director • team Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) representative with teammate Brandon Walter • 2016 CoSIDA Acadmeic All-America Nominee • named to the 2016 CAA Academic Honor Roll.