Arguably the best athlete in the program, Nic continues to prove his physical strengths and talents to us all. He has once again shattered the MLAX Squat record (full squat of 500 lbs. this fall). His speed literally separates him from the rest. And rarely seen is the intensity with which Nic plays every time he steps on a field, whether for a game or practice. The greatest strength of all though is his emotional development. Combining his raw ability with his emerging sense of responsibility to himself and to others creates a focused, trusted, and dynamic teammate. Nic has everything in place now to explode onto the national scene...2008: Played in Brown's first two games, registering a goal and an assist vs. Lehigh...Won 7 of 12 face-offs vs. Hofstra...2007: Played in 13 games for the Bears, picking up 29 ground balls, third best on the Brown team...Captured 43 of 112 face-offs...2006: Scored two goals and handed out two assists in nine games played for the Bears...Earned a start vs. Hofstra...Registered two assists vs. Bellarmine...Secondary School Background: A graduate of the Highland School where he lettered in lacrosse (4) and basketball (2)...Lacrosse and basketball team captain as a senior...Three-time All-State selection...First Team All-American as a senior...Four-year Washington Post All-Extra selection and two-time All-Extra Player of the Year...All-time leading scorer at Highland with 198 career goals and 199 assists...Two-time conference MVP...Led Highland to three consecutive State Championship games...All-Met selection by the Washington Post...STX Blue Chip lacrosse camp at McDonough...Also participated in the Top 205 and Peak 200 All-Star Camps...Honors student...Poitiers Scholar for study in France...Personal: The son of Jeffrey Bell and Becky Russo of Catlett...Has three siblings, McClain, Evan and Olivia...Enjoys travel and languages, music and pro sports... Modern American history concentrator.