ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 
16 - Nick Madden
Nick Madden
Height: 6-5
Weight: 205
Year: Senior
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
High School: Cathedral Catholic High School
Position: Opposite Hitter
Major: Economics
House Affiliation: Dunster

Second on Harvard’s all-time digs list with 486.
Third on Harvard's all-time kills list with 857.
Fourth on Harvard's all-time block assists list with 215.
Fifth on Harvard's all-time total block list with 235.
Sixth on Harvard's all-time service aces list with 60.
Has recorded eight double-doubles. 

Career Highs
Kills: 27, at Cal-Baptist, Mar. 13, 2012
Attacks: 42, at Cal-Baptist, Mar. 13, 2012
Attack pct: .571, vs. NJIT, Mar. 31, 2012 (13-1-21)
Assists: 2, four times
Serve aces: 4, twice
Digs: 18, at George Mason, March 2, 2012
Blocks: 11, vs. MIT, Feb. 5, 2011
Block solo: 3, vs. Newbury, Jan. 25, 2011
Block assist: 11, vs. MIT, Feb. 5, 2011 

Senior • 2014
All-EIVA first team selection ... EIVA All-Academic Team ... Team captain ... Second on the team in kills per set (2.55) and digs per set (2.20) … Totaled 176 digs to rank seventh in Harvard’s annals … Registered six kills, 12 digs and three blocks in the championship round of the 50th Asics Invitational against Long Beach State (Jan. 4) ... Recorded 13 kills, 15 digs and four blocks in two exhibition matches at Laval (Jan. 8-9) ... Notched seven kills, three digs and two aces against Lewis (Jan. 24) ... Tallied six kills with a .308 hitting percentage and five digs versus Loyola Chicago (Jan. 25) ... Contributed 12 kills, four service aces, three digs and two blocks at MIT (Feb. 1) ... Recorded three kills, three digs and three blocks at Sacred Heart (Feb. 7) ... Tallied 17 kills on a .351 hitting clip and added seven digs and two blocks against Princeton (Feb. 13) ... Registered five kills, two digs, one ace and one block versus George Mason (Feb. 16) ... Posted a double-double (14 kills, 13 digs) at Saint Francis (Pa.) (Feb. 21) ... Notched 12 digs, six kills and two blocks at Penn State (Feb. 22) ... Posted seven kills, six digs and two blocks against Concordia (Feb. 25) ... Scored nine kills, five digs, two service aces and one block versus Rutgers-Newark (Feb. 28) ... Contributed 12 digs, seven kills, two aces and one block against NJIT (March 1) ... Registered seven kills and eight digs at George Mason (March 7) ... Posted a double-double (11 kills, 10 digs) with four blocks at Princeton (March 8) ... Named EIVA Defensive Player of the Week for averaging 2.13 kps, 2.39 dps and .500 bps in a 1-1 week for the Crimson (March 10) ... Notched two digs and one kill versus Marymount (Va.) (March 11) ... Turned in 17 kills, hitting .394, 16 digs, four blocks and two aces at Ball State (March 16) ... Named EIVA Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts at Ball State (March 17) ... Contributed 11 kills, six digs and five blocks at Ohio State (March 18) ... Named EIVA Defensive Player of the Week for his contribution at Ohio State (March 23) ... Recorded 13 digs, five blocks, four kills and one ace against Sacred Heart (March 28) ... Notched 10 kills, five digs and one block versus Penn State (April 4) ... Tallied 13 kills while hitting .440 and added eight digs, two aces and one block against Saint Francis (Pa.) (April 5) ... Registered 17 kills on a .438 hitting clip and added 10 digs and one ace at NJIT (April 11) ... Contributed six kills, three digs and one block at Rutgers-Newark (April 12) … Posted nine kills and 11 digs in the EIVA semifinal match against Princeton (April 24).

Junior • 2013
Team captain ... Totaled six kills and eight digs against Stevens (Jan. 18) ... Scored a match-high 13 kills at NYU (Jan. 19) ... Registered seven kills, four blocks and three digs at St. Francis (Pa.) (Jan. 25) ... Turned in nine kills, five blocks and seven digs at No. 6 Penn State (Jan. 26) ... Scored 10 kills against Loyola-Chicago (Feb. 1) ... Registered a match-high 20 kills and had a hitting percentage of .351 against Juniata (Feb. 2) ... Tallied 14 kills against Rivier (Feb. 5) ... Had 10 kills as the Crimson defeated No. 9 Penn State’s (Feb. 16) in three games … Notched seven kills in a contest against St. Francis (Pa.) (Feb. 17) ... Credited with three kills in a matchup with George Mason (Mar. 1) ... Posted nine kills against Princeton (Mar. 2) ... Tallied 11 kills, three digs and three block shots in a victory over MIT (Mar. 5) ... Registered six kills, five digs, and a block in a win over Emmanuel (Mar. 7) ... Had a team-high 16 kills and posted a .438 hitting percentage while also recording eight digs and three blocks in a win over Sacred Heart (March 13) … Recorded eight kills, five digs and two blocks in a matchup with UC Santa Barbara (March 15) … Tallied 12 kills, five digs and one block against California Baptist (March 18) … Credited with 11 kills, four digs and one block versus Concordia (March 19) ... Recorded eight kills, a team-best four digs and a match-high six blocks in a victory over Erskine (March 30) … Registered a double-double with 12 kills, a team-high 11 digs and four blocks in a victory over Princeton (April 5) … Posted a match-high 15 kills, while also being credited with two digs and one block versus George Mason (April 6) ... Registered five kills, three digs and one block in a win against NJIT (April 12) … Credited with eight kills, three digs and four service aces in a victory over Rutgers-Newark (April 13) ... Posted 11 kills and a hitting percentage of .550 while also recording seven digs in a victory against Sacred Heart (April 20) ... Notched 16 kills, 10 digs and two blocks in an EIVA semifinals victory over George Mason (April 25) … Credited with six kills, six digs and one block against Penn State (April 27).

Sophomore • 2012
Started all 24 matches for Harvard in 2012 … Had a career-high 27 kills against Cal Baptist on March 13 … Tallied double digit kill totals in 14 matches … Recorded double-doubles against George Mason (13 kills, 18 digs) and Cal Baptist (27 kills, 10 digs) … His 268 kills rank eighth in single-season program history … Ended the season with 3.01 kills per set, 1.48 digs per set and 3.58 points per set. 

Freshman • 2011
Slammed home 15 kills and blocked 13 attacks in wins over Newbury and Endicott ... Recorded 11 block assists in 3-1 win over MIT ... Had eight kills, two solo blocks and two block assists in victory over Rivier Feb. 9 ... Had nine block assists and six kills in 3-1 win over Springfield Feb. 14 ... Recorded 11 kills on a 45 percent attack rate against St. Francis Feb. 18 ... Recorded 11 kills on a 52.6 percent attack rate in 3-2 win over Princeton April 2 ... Played in 82 of 84 games, averaging 2.3 points per game, 1.66 kills per game and 1.06 blocks per game.

Before Harvard
Was a four-year varsity member of the volleyball and basketball teams and two-year track and field participant (high jump and shot put) at Cathedral Catholic High School (Calif.) … Captained the basketball team from 2008-10 and volleyball team in 2009 and 2010 … In basketball, second team all-league member 2007-09, and first team in 2010 … Second-team All-California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) member 2008-09, and first-team in 2010 … MVP of high school team in 2010 … Member of the All-CIF all-star team in 2010 … In volleyball, second-team All-CIF 2009 … First-team All-CIF and all-league in 2010 … Received the coaches’ award for leadership 2006-10 … Completed almost 700 volunteer hours coaching youth flag football, basketball, baseball, participating in Build A Miricale and a variety of other activities … Received the Cathedral Cares Scholarship Award … Received the President’s Outstanding Academic Excellence Award in 2010 … Enjoys playing beach volleyball, playing the guitar and playing KanJam … Father, Nils, played basketball for the University of San Diego, making the NCAA tournament twice and played professionally overseas in Germany.

Recent Games
Mar 28 Sacred Heart W, 3-0
Apr 4 Penn State L, 3-0
Apr 5 Saint Francis (PA) W, 3-1
Apr 11 at NJIT W, 3-1
Apr 12 at Rutgers-Newark W, 3-1
Apr 24 vs. Princeton L, 3-1
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 23 14
Sets 80 47
Kills 204 128
Kills per set 2.55 2.72
Errors 83 48
Total Attacks 524 322
Hitting Percentage .231 .248
Assists 10 5
Assists per set 0.12 0.11
Service Aces 20 9
Service Errors 52 37
Service Aces per set 0.25 0.19
Reception Errors 2 2
Digs 176 112
Digs per set 2.20 2.38
Block Solo 1 1
Block Assist 39 22
Block Total 40 23
Blocks per set 0.50 0.49
Block Errors 5 4
Ball Handling Errors 2 2
Points 244.5 149.0
Points per set 3.1 3.2
Date Opponent Score s k e ta pct a sa se re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Jan 4 vs. Long Beach State L, 3-1 4 6 8 29 -.069 2 0 2 0 12 0 3 0 3 0 7.5
Jan 8 at Laval W, 3-2 5 10 5 28 .179 0 1 3 0 11 1 3 0 4 0 13.5
Jan 9 at Laval L, 3-1 1 3 2 10 .100 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 1 1 0 3.5
Jan 24 Lewis L, 3-1 4 7 4 20 .150 0 2 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 9.0
Jan 25 Loyola (Ill.) L, 3-0 3 6 2 13 .308 0 0 2 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 6.0
Feb 1 at MIT W, 3-1 4 12 4 34 .235 0 4 3 0 3 0 2 0 2 0 17.0
Feb 7 at Sacred Heart W, 3-0 3 3 6 14 -.214 0 0 3 0 3 0 3 0 3 0 4.5
Feb 13 Princeton W, 3-2 5 17 4 37 .351 0 0 1 0 7 0 2 0 2 0 18.0
Feb 16 George Mason W, 3-0 2 5 2 11 .273 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 6.5
Feb 21 at Saint Francis (PA) W, 3-1 4 14 4 32 .312 1 0 4 0 13 0 1 0 1 0 14.5
Feb 22 at Penn State L, 3-0 3 6 3 26 .115 0 0 3 0 12 0 2 2 2 0 7.0
Feb 25 Concordia W, 3-2 3 7 3 16 .250 1 2 1 0 6 0 2 0 2 0 10.0
Feb 28 Rutgers-Newark W, 3-0 3 9 5 19 .211 1 2 1 0 5 0 1 0 1 0 11.5
Mar 1 NJIT W, 3-0 3 7 3 17 .235 0 2 1 0 12 0 1 0 1 0 9.5
Mar 7 at George Mason L, 3-0 3 7 6 24 .042 0 0 1 1 8 0 0 0 0 0 7.0
Mar 8 at Princeton W, 3-2 5 10 5 32 .156 0 0 7 0 11 1 3 1 4 0 12.5
Mar 11 Marymount (Va.) W, 3-0 1 1 0 1 1.000 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Mar 16 at Ball St. L, 3-2 5 17 4 33 .394 0 2 3 0 16 0 4 1 4 0 21.0
Mar 18 at Ohio St. W, 3-2 5 11 4 29 .241 1 0 0 0 6 0 5 0 5 0 13.5
Mar 28 Sacred Heart W, 3-0 3 4 2 16 .125 1 1 2 0 13 0 5 0 5 1 7.5
Apr 4 Penn State L, 3-0 3 10 2 23 .348 1 0 4 1 5 0 1 0 1 0 10.5
Apr 5 Saint Francis (PA) W, 3-1 4 13 2 25 .440 0 2 3 0 8 0 1 0 1 0 15.5
Apr 11 at NJIT W, 3-1 4 17 3 32 .438 1 1 5 0 10 0 0 1 0 1 18.0
Apr 12 at Rutgers-Newark W, 3-1 2 6 1 14 .357 0 0 1 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 6.5
Apr 24 vs. Princeton L, 3-1 4 9 6 27 .111 0 1 2 0 11 0 1 0 1 0 10.5
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
2010-11 22 82 136 1.66 53 306 .271 6 0.07 3 0.04 56 0.68 11 76 87 1.06 188.0 2.3
2011-12 24 89 268 3.01 120 595 .249 11 0.12 17 0.19 132 1.48 7 53 60 0.67 318.5 3.6
2012-13 26 86 249 2.90 125 621 .200 9 0.10 20 0.23 122 1.42 1 47 48 0.56 293.5 3.4
2013-14 23 80 204 2.55 83 524 .231 10 0.12 20 0.25 176 2.20 1 39 40 0.50 244.5 3.1
Total 95 337 857 2.54 381 2046 .233 36 0.11 60 0.18 486 1.44 20 215 235 0.70 1044.5 3.1
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
Total 23 80 204 2.55 83 524 .231 10 0.12 20 0.25 176 2.20 1 39 40 0.50 244.5 3.1
Conference 14 47 128 2.72 48 322 .248 5 0.11 9 0.19 112 2.38 1 22 23 0.49 149.0 3.2
Exhibition 2 6 13 2.17 7 38 .158 0 0.00 1 0.17 15 2.50 1 4 5 0.83 17.0 2.8

Home 11 34 86 2.53 29 198 .288 5 0.15 12 0.35 68 2.00 0 14 14 0.41 105.0 3.1
Away 10 38 103 2.71 40 270 .233 3 0.08 7 0.18 85 2.24 1 21 22 0.58 121.5 3.2
Neutral 2 8 15 1.88 14 56 .018 2 0.25 1 0.12 23 2.88 0 4 4 0.50 18.0 2.2

Wins 15 51 136 2.67 48 329 .267 7 0.14 15 0.29 104 2.04 1 28 29 0.57 166.0 3.3
Losses 8 29 68 2.34 35 195 .169 3 0.10 5 0.17 72 2.48 0 11 11 0.38 78.5 2.7