Preseason Second-Team All-Conference USA selection by College Sports Madness ... 2012: Appeared in 18 games making one start ... Used primarily as pinch hitter during rookie season ... Batted .278 (5-for-18) with a double, two RBI and three walks ... Scored three runs with a career-best two against VMI (May 18) ... Made collegiate debut against Milwaukee (Feb. 18) as a pinch hitter in game one of a doubleheader recording a base hit and later scoring ... First collegiate start came at Memphis (Apr. 14) as the designated hitter ... Also registered hits against VCU (Mar. 13), Houston (Apr. 5 & 6) and VMI as a pinch hitter ... Drove in game-winning run against Elon (May 8) in the sixth inning on a bases loaded walk ... Also drove in a run against VCU ... Posted a 1.000 fielding percentage as a defensive replacement at first base recording eight put outs and turning a pair of double plays ... Played in one post-season game - Tulane/May 23 in C-USA Tournament ... 2012 Summer: Played alongside Deshorn Lake for the Peninsula Pilots of the Coastal Plain League ... Ranked third on the team with a .288 (40-for-139) average ... Belted one home run with six doubles and one triple ... Drove in 19 runs and scored 19 times ... Started 40 of 41 games and stole 4 of 6 bases ... On the mound appeared in three games (two starts) posting a 1-1 ledger with a 3.27 ERA ... Allowed seven runs (four earned) on 11 hits ... Struck out seven without issuing a walk in 11.0 innings.
Western Branch High School: Seven-time letterwinner (baseball/4, swimming/3) ... Helped the Bruins to a 71-25 four-year record under coach Roland Wright ... Owned a 31-7 overall record on the mound including a 5-1 ledger in post season play ... Set the school record for career wins (31) and batted a composite .472 ... Tossed 18 career complete games (five shutouts) posting a 16-2 ledger ... Led the Bruins to the 2008 Southeastern District regular season and 2009 tournament titles ... Member of the 2010 Eastern Regional Championship squad that went to the Virginia 3A state semi-finals ... 2011 Co-South Eastern District Champs ... As a freshman was named honorable mention All-Southeastern as a pitcher ... Sported a 5-1 record with a 1.85 ERA ... Struck out 27 and walked four in 37.0 innings of work ... Batted .259 (7-for-27) with three RBI, three doubles and five runs scored ... Named Bruins Offensive Player-of-the-Year, second-team all-conference (shortstop) and honorable mention all-conference (pitcher) as a sophomore ... Owned a 8-2 record on the bump ... Logged 60.0 innings of work with 69 strikeouts, 15 walks and boasted an impressive 0.93 ERA ... Batted .459 with four home runs, 22 RBI, 27 runs and nine doubles ... During junior campaign took home team Offensive Player-of-the-Year honors for the second-straight season ... Also named first-team all-conference as a pitcher and shortstop, first-team All-Eastern Region (pitcher), honorable mention All-Eastern Region (shortstop), honorable mention all-state (pitcher), Virginia Preps All-State, Tidewater Player-of-the-Year, first-team All-Tidewater and Norfolk Sports Club Outstanding Metro Scholastic Player-of-the-Year ... Fanned 71 and walked 20 in 69.0 innings of work ... Tallied an 11-2 overall record (3-0 in postseason) and sported a 1.44 ERA ... At the plate batted .560 (.607 in regular season) with four home runs, 32 RBI, 32 runs, 10 doubles, 27 walks and seven stolen bases ... Closed out prep career with a 7-2 record on the mound, while batting .424 at the dish earning him Gatorade Baseball Virginia Player-of-the-Year honors ... Sported a 1.50 ERA with 79 strikeouts and 13 walks in 56 innings ... Tossed five complete games ... Belted four home runs, drove in 19, scored 23 runs and struck out just twice on the season, while walking 19 times ... Was a perfect 10-for-10 on the base paths ... Other senior awards/ accolades include: Virginia Sports Hall of Fame Student Athlete-of-the-Year, Southeastern District Player-of-the-Year, First-Team All-Southeastern selection as a pitcher, Second-Team All-Eastern Region pitcher, Virginia Preps Honorable Mention All-State, J. William Myers Scholar Athlete Award (City of Chesapeake), Ace Parker Award (Portsmouth Sports Club), Phil Bryant Best All-Around Male Athlete (WBHS), Reggie Jordan Outstanding Male Athlete (WBHS), named to Virginia High School Coaches' Association All-Star Game, Norfolk Sports Club Outstanding Metro Scholastic Player-of-the-Year, All-Tidewater selection and Western Branch Offensive Player-of-the-Year ... 2011 First-Team All-Atlantic Region by Perfect Game ... Entering senior season was listed as the 306th-best senior prospect in the country and the ninth-best senior prospect in Virginia by PGCrosschecker.com ... Played travel ball for Doug Collins and the Canes North where helped them to the 16U Wood World Bat Championship (2009) ... Batted .400 with 16 RBI, 21 runs, five doubles and two triples ... Invited to play in the 2009 Mariners Cup by the Seattle Mariners ... Named Most Valuable Player of the 2010 South Atlantic Border Battle ... Played for Billy Phillips and the Lynnhaven Palomino in the summer of 2011 where he batted .495 with a home run, 10 doubles, 21 RBI and 30 runs ... Helped summer team to a runner-up finish in the Palomino World Series (Compton, Calif.).
Personal: Full name is Nicholas Reid Thompson ... Born November 13, 1992 ... Son of Gerry and Diane Thompson ... Has two siblings (Andrew and Lindsey) ... National Merit Finalist, Rotary Club Chesapeake Outstanding Senior, WBHS Senior Scholar Athlete-of-the-Year, WBHS Science Hall of Fame Medallion recipient, Outstanding Chemistry and Statistics Student in 2011 ... National Advanced Placement Scholar ... WBHS Junior Scholar Athlete-of-the-Year, Associated Press Scholar with Distinction and National Honor Society member ... Intended major is biochemistry ... Three-time ECU Director of Athletics Honor Roll member (Fall '11 to present) ... Named to Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll (2012) and received the Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Medal (2012).
CAREER HIGHS - at-bats: 3 at Memphis (4/14/12); hits: 1 (five times, last vs. VMI 5/18/12); RBI: 1 (twice, last vs. Elon 5/8/12); home runs: none; stolen bases: none.