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Nyal Higgins
Nyal  Higgins

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Ajax, Ontario, Canada

High School:
Sinclair Secondary

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 175

Position:
Defender

Major:
Mechanical Engineering


09/16/2017

OAKLAND ROLLS PAST IUPUI, 3-0

Higgins, Popovic and Ricci score goals, Lauderdale picks up first career shutout

09/13/2017

MEN'S SOCCER COMES UP SHORT AGAINST NO. 24 WESTERN MICHIGAN IN HOME OPENER

Nyal Higgins scores first goal of the season

09/03/2017

OAKLAND EDGED BY INCARNATE WORD 2-1 ON LATE GOAL

Jacob Moore scored his first goal of the season

08/24/2017

MEN'S SOCCER KICKS OFF 2017 CAMPAIGN AT VCU AND OLD DOMINION

Golden Grizzlies play VCU Friday, Aug. 25 at 7 p.m. and Old Dominion, Sunday Aug. 27 at 7 p.m.

08/10/2017

MEN'S SOCCER BEGINS PRACTICE FOR 2017 SEASON

The Golden Grizzlies open season at VCU on Friday, August 25 at 7 p.m.

10/16/2017

10-16-17 Men's Soccer vs Detroit Mercy

10-16-17 Men's Soccer vs Detroit Mercy Photos: by Jose Juarez

09/23/2017

Oakland vs. Cleveland State

Oakland vs. Cleveland State 9/23/17

09/13/2017

Oakland Men's Soccer vs No. 24 Western Michigan 9-13-17

Oakland Men's Soccer vs No. 24 Western Michigan 9-13-17

09/24/2016

9-24-16 MSOC vs Dayton - Homecoming

9-24-16 MSOC vs Dayton - Homecoming Photos by Jose Juarez

09/21/2016

Oakland at Detroit Mercy 9-21-16

Oakland at Detroit Mercy - Metro Series Photos by Jose Juarez

Career Stats  | Career Game-by-Game Stats  

2016:
▪ Started in 16 games
▪ Scored two goals totaling four points from his defensive position
▪ Named to the Horizon League All-Freshman Team
▪ Anchored back line to three shutouts on the season
▪ Tallied his first career goal against Northern Kentucky (Sept. 10)
▪ Scored game-winning goal at Detroit Mercy (Sept. 21) giving the Golden Grizzlies their third consecutive Metro Series win over the Titans
▪ Named to the 2016 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-Great Lakes Regional Third Team
▪ Named to 2016 NCAA Division I Men's All-Canadian team by Red Nation – Canada’s Online Soccer Magazine

High School:

▪ Member of the U18 Canadian National Team pool
▪ Member of Ontario Provincial team
▪ Member of Ajax team that won Ontario Cup and Vaughan that won the Disney Showcase

Academic Achievements:
▪2012 Honor Roll selection

Personal:
Full Name: Nyal Christian-Anthony Higgins
Birthdate: January 19, 1998
Parents: Father, Nyron and Mom Sandra
Siblings: Janique and Dwayne
Major: Mechanical Engineering

Top Three Reasons for Choosing Oakland:
1. Small Campus
2. Close to Big Three Automotive Plants
3. Nice people

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