Nikko currently serves as a Senior Staff Writer in the sports section, where he primarily covers the men's lacrosse team. Hailing from South Burlington, Vermont, he is a concentrator in International Relations with a focus in both the political economy and Latin America. Despite his ties to New England, Nikko is a diehard Seattle sports fan, remaining loyal to the city where he took his first steps. When not at the Herald, Nikko is probably sharing funny sports stories over the airwaves of WBRU under the alias McBuckets, or explaining to people why baseball is not boring.

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Volleyball falls to Ivy powerhouse Yale in conference opener

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Volleyball falls to Ivy powerhouse Yale in conference opener

September 26, 2016 0 comments

Despite dropping its Ivy opener to Yale in straight sets, the volleyball team looks ready to contend in conference play this season.

Shirin Toolooe ’18 raises her arm to prepare for a serve. The Bears left a University of San Francisco tournament winless and hope to bounce back this weekend, hosting the Brown Invitational.

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California trip leaves volleyball with three consecutive losses

September 12, 2016 0 comments

After kicking off the season in New England, the volleyball team made a cross-country trip to the University of San Francisco for a tournament.

Brendan Caputo ’16 looks to bring the ball up the field. The senior midfielder scored three goals and added an assist in the Bears’ win.

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No. 3 men’s lacrosse clinches Ivy League title

April 25, 2016 0 comments

The No. 3 men’s lacrosse team has done it again. After dismantling Cornell Saturday, the Bears (12-1, 5-0) clinched a second straight Ivy League title.

Larken Kemp ‘17 defends in the midfield. Kemp helped the defense limit Yale to just three goals in the second half, ensuring the 14-12 victory.

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No. 4 men’s lacrosse upsets top-ranked Yale

April 18, 2016 0 comments

The Bears inspired the crowd to rush the field when they rallied to take down No. 1 Yale in one of the year’s most highly anticipated contests.

No. 2 men’s lacrosse suffers first loss before defeating Penn

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No. 2 men’s lacrosse suffers first loss before defeating Penn

April 11, 2016 0 comments

After dropping a game against in-state rival Bryant for its first loss of the season, Bruno got back on track by cruising past Ivy League foe Penn Saturday.

Dylan Molloy ’17 looks to score against Princeton in Saturday’s contest. The junior tallied six goals and five assists to help the Bears to an impressive 19-8 victory. He currently leads the nation in points per game at 6.38.

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No. 3 men’s lacrosse cruises over spring break

April 4, 2016 0 comments

The No. 3 men’s lacrosse team did not have a traditional spring break. The Bears were busy playing No. 6 Villanova and conference rival Princeton.

Face-off specialist Will Gural ’16 brings the ball up the field. The senior won 14 of 21 face-offs to help lead Bruno to a victory over the Crimson.

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No. 5 men’s lacrosse takes down No. 14 Harvard

March 21, 2016 0 comments

Saturday’s contest at Harvard Stadium was certainly not for the faint of heart.

Senior captain Jack Kelly ’16 clears the ball, igniting the Bears’ up-tempo offense. Kelly is first in the nation in save percentage and has led Bruno to a 5-0 start. Saturday, the captain will likely be tested by No. 14 Harvard.

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Men’s lacrosse continues climb in national polls

March 18, 2016 0 comments

There was plenty of hype surrounding the men’s lacrosse team before the season started in February, and excitement was high for good reason.

In their game against the Michigan Wolverines, the Bears built up a strong 20-3 lead before the fourth quarter began. The team gave younger players turf time during the fourth quarter and came away with a 22-8 win.

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No. 5 men’s lacrosse breezes by Michigan

March 14, 2016 0 comments

Saturday was yet another cakewalk for the No. 5 men’s lacrosse team.

Kylor Bellistri ’16 breaks free from a defender to get a shot off. The senior led the Bears’ high-powered offense, which ranks first in the nation in goals per game, with a seven-goal performance against Holy Cross.

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Bellistri ’16 scores seven goals in takedown of Holy Cross

March 11, 2016 0 comments

The No. 5 men’s lacrosse team beat Holy Cross on Tuesday, breezing to another victory and extending its season-opening win streak to four games.