It will be a family affair at Loyola Maryland as soccer star Stephen Nichols commits to play for his dad

Soccer standout Stephen Nichols has committed to Loyola Maryland to join his father, Steve, the program’s head coach.

Stephen Nichols, a McDonogh senior, played his first two high school seasons there before opting to play club ball with Baltimore Armour.

A forward/midfielder, he finished with 22 goals and 18 assists in his freshman and sophomore seasons at McDonogh. He earned All-Metro first-team honors as a sophomore, helping the Eagles claim the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference crown.

His father coached 17 seasons at McDonogh before taking over at Loyola, his alma mater, in 2014.

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