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Hockey: South Feature Athlete - Serra Catholic's Nick Vacsulka

Written by Ryan Riordan on .

Name: Nick Vacsulka
School: Serra Catholic
Grade: 12
Sport: Hockey
Position: Forward

Background Info: Vacsulka, a four-year varsity player, switched from a defenseman to a forward this season for Serra, and has 17 goals and 15 assists. He had his best game of the season Monday, lighting the lamp five times and adding an assist in an 8-1 win against South Fayette. He plays on the team’s top line with Tyler Speis and Roman Kraemer. His play has earned him a spot on Class A Southwest Conference All-Star team. Last season as a defenseman, Vacsulka scored seven goals and added 10 assists.

Coach Brian Boehm: “When Nicky takes advantage of his speed like he did [Monday], he is one of the best players on the ice. The thing that he has been doing more this season than in the past is using his strength to separate players from the puck. He’s been tough to stop.”