2002 — Appeared in 16 of the Bruins’ 23 matches … Recorded first goal of the season in UCLA’s 9-3 win over Loyola Marymount on October 13 … Scored a goal at Pacific in the Bruins’ 11-7 victory over the Tigers ... Posted 10 steals on the season ... Recorded four assists and three field saves.
2001 — Appeared in 19 games, starting one … Scored first two collegiate goals in UCLA’ 13-5 win over Air Force at the NorCal Tournament … Scored a goal in UCLA’s 7-6 win over Long Beach State in the third place game at the MPSF Tournament … Recorded nine steals and three assists.
2000 — Played in just three games, recording two steals and one assist.
1999 - Redshirted.
High School - Four-year water polo letterwinner for coach Jeff Ehrlich … Earned four first-team all-league selections … Three-time first team All-CIF honoree following a CIF honorable mention selection as a freshman … A two-time first team All-American and as a senior, received the most votes … Orange County Player of the Year and Hawaiian Invitational MVP … League MVP … During his high school career, squad claimed one league title and two second place league finishes … Team also made three CIF second round showings and finished as CIF runner-up … Three-year team captain … Holds school record for goals scored in a single season with 129 … Also ranks first in all-time steals (213) and drawn ejections (158), second all-time in scoring (320 goals) and third all-time in steals … Played for the National Youth Team, National Junior Team and the ORCA Junior Olympic Club Team … Member of six J.O. championship teams … Four-time swimming letterman.
Personal - Full name: Nicholas Robert Pacelli … Born March 12, 1981, in Fullerton … Favorite aspects about water polo include the "physical play" and "being in the sun" … Enjoys skateboarding and bodyboarding … Father Robert Pacelli attended UCLA … Undeclared major.