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

One of CUA's finest athletes and a strong defensive player.  .884 Career free throw percentage. 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.

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