2013: Named to All-Big Ten Third Team as a defender...Academic All-Big Ten... Named to NSCAA Great Lakes All-Region Team Third Team...Tallied the first goal of the game for the `Cats vs. Bradley in the NCAA Tournament (11/21)...Continued to establish himself as on of the Big Ten's toughest defenders and key safety net preventing offensive attacked by opponents...Helped NU record nine shutouts on the season, including a stretch of five in a row early in the season...Showed versatility when he was moved to forward late in the year and gave the `Cats a relentless offensive weapon...NIU All-Tournament Team... Registered a goal against Butler (9/15)... Tallied his first assist of the season vs. Green Bay (9/13)
2012: First Team All-Big Ten ... All-Great Lakes Second-Team honoree ... Started 22 games and was key component of NU defense that shut out 10 opponents and won its second-straight Big Ten regular-season title ... Logged 2,047 minutes on the season ... Scored third career goal at 2012 Lakeside Classic in NU's 2-0 win vs. Milwaukee ... Goal was game-winner ... 2012 Lakeside Classic MVP ... Also helped the NU defense shut out two opponents to win the tournament ... Named to College Soccer News National Team of the Week on Sept. 16 ... Tallied first career assist at Bradley (10/3) ... TopDrawerSoccer.com Defender of the Week (11/19) following NU's two shutouts in the NCAA Tournament vs. Western Illinois and Marquette ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2011: Appeared in all 21 games, starting 20 of them ... Key member of the NU defense that helped the Wildcats win their first Big Ten regular-season and tournament titles in school history ... Finished the season with eight shots and two goals ... Scored the game-winning goals against both Northern Illinois (10/12) and Xavier (9/18) ... Part of the Northwestern defense that posted 10 shutouts on the season ... Named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team and All-Big Ten Second Team ... College Soccer News All-Freshman Second Team honoree ... Named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week after scoring the game-winner against Northern Illinois ... Named to All-Tournament Teams at the Lakeside Classic and NIU adidas Invitational ... Finished third on the team in overall minutes played at 1,839 minutes.
High School: Four-year letterwinner ... Named vice-captain and MVP as a senior ... Led the Lions to a sixth consecutive Auckland Secondary School Championship title, and second consecutive National Championship in 2009 ... Named Lotto Man of the Match in 2009 National Championship match ... Won the Deputy Head Prefect Award for academics as a senior. Club/National:Captained Central United at the 2010 National Championships ... Was selected to the All-Championship team ... Also played youth soccer for Auckland City FC ... Member of the New Zealand U-20 National Team and competed for the squad at the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Colombia.
Personal: Born Nikko Daniel Boxall ... Son of Murray and Aggie Boxall ... Older brother, Michael, was an NSCAA All-American at UC Santa Barbara and was selected by the Vancouver Whitecaps in the 2011 MLS Supplemental Draft ... Chose Northwestern over New Mexico, West Virginia and Cincinnati ... Majoring in economics.