The Owls opened the 2017 home schedule by hosting Dallas Baptist on February 21
2017: Worked his way into eight relief appearances totaling 4.1 innings in debut season of collegiate baseball… Rugged list of teams-faced as a true freshman included NCAA Tournament participants Texas A&M, Texas, Stanford, Dallas Baptist, Southeastern Louisiana and Southern Miss (twice)... Posted strikeouts in four of the eight outings (for an average of 8.3 strikeouts per 9.0 innings of work)... Longest career outing was 1.1 shutout innings against Southeastern Louisiana where he did not allow any hits... Played in the Coastal Plain Collegiate League over the summer (HiToms)... Earned second team all-league after posting three saves and a 2.68 ERA with 57 strikeouts in 50.1 innings while playing in 19 games.
High School - A 2016 graduate of The Lawrenceville School of New Jersey... Four-year baseball letterman for the Big Red under head coach Champ Atlee... Three-time all-area honoree by the Trenton Times, and a three-time first-team Mid Atlantic Prep League selection... Career highlight was throwing the school's first no-hitter in 40 years, while career statistics included finishing with a 1.62 ERA and 148 strikeouts in 129 prep innings... Served as the team captain... Earned 2016 Rawlings-Perfect Game Honorable Mention All-American... First team All Northeast Region by Perfect Game, ranked as the No. 4 right-handed pitcher in the state of New York... A 2015 National Showcase invitee, his Team Citius travel squad was the No. 7 team in the country according to Perfect Game... Led that staff with a 4-0 record, a 0.00 ERA, two saves and 39 strikeouts in 24.0 innings... AP Scholar... Member of the Dean's List every term and a High Honors recipient who served in the student government... Played in the Perfect Game Collegiate League (Albany) over the summer of 2016.
Personal - Full name: Nicholas Erich Silber....Parents: Mark Silber and Allie Nicholson of New York, NY (one sister). Chose to attend Rice over Virginia and multiple Ivy League options. College: Hanszen