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Nikolas Zarikos

2019 IHF Men’s Junior World Championship - 22nd (Vigo, Spain)

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Nik Zarikos of the U.S. Men's National Handball Team in action




Norwalk, CT


Hopkins School College of William and Mary / Drexel University

Is a Connecticut native…Played soccer and competed in track growing up, racing in age group and high school national competitions…Ran Division I track at William and Mary while studying finance…Discovered team handball in college and later was selected to the U.S. Junior Men’s National Team at age 18…Participated in Pan American competition and there received the advice to try playing overseas…Left William and Mary to begin playing in Germany, joining the academy of VFL Lubeck Schwartau…One year later, was transferred to ASE Doukas of the Greek Handball Premier…Made his U.S. Senior Men’s National Team debut in 2019 at age 21…Currently continuing his education through Drexel University in Philadelphia, while living and playing in Athens, Greece.

  • 2019 KamaGames Tri-Nations Tournament – 1st (Gormanston, Ireland)
  • 2019 IHF Trophy Intercontinental Championships – 3rd (Pristina, Kosovo)
  • 2018 IHF Trophy Continental Championships – 1st (West Dundee, Illinois)
  • 2018 IHF Trophy Zonal Championships – 1st (West Dundee, Illinois)
  • 2017 Pan American Junior Championships – 4th (Asuncion, Paraguay)
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