Former Mater Dei standout Nick Bauer is one of the 11 freshmen who make up the Princeton men’s lacrosse class of 2020. Bauer was a four-year letterman, two-time captain and First-Team All County selection at Mater Dei. He also earned three football letters for the Monarchs. Bauer will wear no. 33 for the Tigers.
The Princeton newcomers bring immediate depth to a program that graduated only five seniors a year ago. The incoming class features players from seven states, with two from California, Maryland and Massachusetts and one each from New York, Connecticut, Virginia, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. There are four defensemen, three attackmen, two face-off specialists, one middie and one goalie. Phillip Thompson of Harvard-Westlake is the other Californian in the class.
Bauer’s bio from the Princeton website is presented below.
Newport Beach, Calif.
Mater Dei HS
At Mater Dei – lettered four times in lacrosse … captain 2015 and 2016….Selected to Adrenaline All-America Team 2016…..Selected to Under Armour All-America Underclass Team 2015….Selected to Maverick Showtime Camp and All Star Team 2014….Selected to FCA National Team 2013, 2016 ….All Trinity League Honors Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior year … First team All Trinity League Junior and Senior year….Second Team All County 2015….First Team All County 2016….Club Lacrosse FCA, Trilogy and West Coast Starz 2012 – Present….2016 Academic All-America….4 years of Mater Dei Football, 3 years on Varsity….Freshman Football Coaches Award….Selected to 2nd Team All Trinity League Honors 2016….Wide Receiver of the Year 2013….Joe O’Hara Award for Outstanding Athletics, Academics and Character….Principal’s 4.0 Honor Roll Freshman to Senior Year…More than 150 hours of direct community service….National Honor Society and CSF member….entered and left Mater Dei with academic distinction
Born Sept. 17, 1997….parents Doug and Kathleen Bauer….Father played football and baseball at University of Oregon…works in homebuilding….Mother attended UC Davis….Older sister Maddie attends Stanford and plays soccer….Older brother Chris is a graduate of the University of Southern California works in banking in New York.