One of two seniors returning on attack ... role player offensively his first three years ... has seen majority of playing time in his career in man-up situations ... needs to take next step and battle for starting role this spring ... expected to make a more significant contribution to the offense ... small but quick around the cage ... good feeding skills and ability to find the open man ... excellent vision on the field ... accurate shot ... speed and quickness have really developed over his career at the Academy ... continually working to improve his game ... coaching staff expects great things in his final season ... adds depth and experience to attack unit ... three-year letterwinner.
2005: Appeared in 10 games ... tied career high with three goals to finish tied for ninth on the squad with three goals ... established career high with two tallies against Georgetown in NCAA Tournament ... Army's leading scorer in the contest ... scored only other goal of the season against Patriot League rival Lafayette ... three goals on the season came on four shots ... caused a turnover in Lafayette contest as well ... did not figure statistically in other eight games ... appeared in seven straight tilts.
2004: Appeared in all 15 games ... scored career-high three goals ... scooped first two ground balls of his career ... goals came against Holy Cross, Yale and Bucknell ... tied for 12th on the team in scoring ... picked up an assist opposite Hobart.
2003: Appeared in five games ... scored first collegiate goal opposite Lafayette in Army's Patriot League clinching victory ... only point of the season ... also saw action against No. 1 Syracuse, Denver, Air Force and Holy Cross.
Prior to West Point: All-County for head coach Chuck Arnone at Hicksville H.S. ... selected to all-conference squad his junior year ... led Hicksville to Nassau County Class A Championship two consecutive years ... four-year member of the football team ... wrestled one year in high school.
Personal: Erik Christopher Nerdalen ... born May 18, 1983, in Hicksville, N.Y. ... parents are Svein and Megan Nerdalen ... major is Systems Engineering.