Scottish defender helped Ocean City shutout Baltimore
The Ocean City Nor'easters kicked off the 2016 Premier Devleopment League (PDL) season in style with a 3-0 road win over the Baltimore Bohemians.
A big reason why the Nor'easters were able to earn a shutout in the season opener was the play of defender Daniel Nimmo (Campbellsville-KY / Lithigow, Scotland). He was the anchor of the defense that made life easier for goalkeeper Logan Ketterer (Bradley / Racine, Wis.) who only had to make two saves to earn a clean sheet in his Ocean City debut.
As a result, Nimmo was named to the PDL Team of the Week.
"Nimmo was a driving force for the full 90 in our shutout win over Baltimore," said Nor'easters head coach Tim Oswald. "He is a great vocal leader and someone that prides himself on clean sheets. He is a tremendous asset to our back four. His recognition on the PDL Team of the Week is well deserved."
Nimmo comes to the Nor’easters as a freshman from Campbellsville University in Kentucky. Nimmo originally hails from Lithgow, Scotland and played in all 21 games for Campbellsville this past season. The defender has a touch for an offense in addition to being a stellar defensive presence with four goals and an assist past year for Campbellsville. At 6’4 and 190 lbs, Daniel will have a large presence on the Nor’easters’ backline this season.
The Nor'easters home opener is scheduled for Saturday, June 4 against Reading United. It is scheduled for a 7 p.m. kickoff at Carey Stadium.
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The Ocean City Nor’easters is a professionally run amateur soccer club with the focus of developing, educating and promoting soccer, health and leadership. Located in Ocean City, New Jersey, “America’s Greatest Family Resort”, the Nor’easters provide quality entertainment to families throughout the Tri-State area and the thousands of visitors every summer.
The Nor’easters organization was established in 1996 and made Carey Stadium, in Ocean City, NJ, its permanent home in 2005. Competing in North America’s top amateur league, the Premier Development League (PDL), the Nor’easters provide the highest level of soccer in Southern New Jersey. The 65-team PDL is the 4th level of soccer in the United States, below the professional leagues; Major League Soccer (MLS), North American Soccer League (NASL) and United Soccer League (USL). As part of the PDL, the Nor’easters’ have the sixth-best overall record since joining the league in 2003 and have upset five professional teams in the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup, third-most of any amateur team in the country. Ocean City players have the ability to compete during the summer months in a professional environment while maintaining their collegiate eligibility and pursuing their academic goals.