Second-year infielder with the Blue Hens • projected as team's starter at first base • slated to hit in the middle of the order • 2016 Lousiville Slugger/CBM Freshman All-American • 2016 Colonial Athletic Association All-Rookie Team • named the National 5 & 10 Best of the Blue Hens Athlete of the Week (Mar. 21) • 2017 Preseason All-CAA.
Named to the Preseason All-CAA first team.
2016 SEASON (GAME BY GAME)
As a true-freshman appeared in 52 games, earning 49 starts • batted .285 with a team high 12 homeruns and 46 RBIs • recorded a team high 28 extra-base hits • led the team in slugging percentage (.565) • named a Louisville Slugger/CBM Freshman All-American • named to the Colonial Athletic Association All-Rookie Team • earned CAA Co-Rookie of the Week (3/21) • hit his first career homerun at Old Dominion • hit two homeruns and drove in four against La Salle, and at Towson • went three- for-four in his first career collegiate game • scored three runs, and drove in three against James Madison.
Spent his senior season at IMG Academy • played baseball for head coach and former Major League Baseball All-Star Chris Sabo • named to Premier Team • selected to High School Perfect Game All-Tournament Team in Lakepoint, Ga. • led IMG in home runs • Gold Glove Award recipient • team was ranked second in the nation by Perfect Game • played previous two seasons at Butler (Pa.) High School for head coach Todd Erdos • attended same high school as former UD pitching standout Curt Schnur (1992-95) • named second team all-conference as a junior, when he led the team in batting average • led the team in extra base hits as a sophomore • named honorable mention all-conference in basketball in 2014.
Nicholas Paul "Nick" Patten • born Sept. 12, 1996 • son of Daryl and Linda Patten • father was a baseball first team All-American at Geneva (Pa.) College and mother attended Wesley College in Dover, Del. • has a younger brother, Luke • university studies major at Delaware • enjoys hunting and fishing.