Nickell played college for Drake University Soccer from 2001 to 2004. In his four seasons there he accumulated 31 goals and 22 assists. In 2003, his junior year, he set the Drake single-season record for goals with 13.
He was selected in the first round 12th overall in the 2005 MLS Supplemental Draft by the D.C. United. Following the 2006 season, he was waived by the team.
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Category:People from Dallas County, Iowa