#9 Nolan Lodden
|HOMETOWN||West Des Moines, Iowa|
|HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)||West Des Moines Valley (Heartland CC)|
2015: Emerged as one of the most consistent bats in the Crusader lineup in his first season at Valpo, appearing in all but one game...earned Second Team All-Horizon League honors as an outfielder...finished second on the club in runs scored (45), doubles (12), and walks (38), tied for the team lead in on-base percentage (.441) and stolen bases (10), was third in hits (66), third in home runs (2), and fourth in slugging percentage (.416)...recorded his first runs batted in of the season on a grand slam at Gardner-Webb (Mar. 1)...went on an 18-for-36 tear with four doubles, 16 runs scored, and eight RBI following the bases-emptying long ball in Boiling Springs, N.C....enjoyed a 3-for-4 day with four runs, three runs batted in, a double, and a pair of walks in the middle of that streak at USC Upstate (Mar. 7)...scored three times as part of a 4-for-6 afternoon at UIC on March 15th...drove in two runs and scored twice in back-to-back games versus Youngstown State (Mar. 20-21)...launched a two-run blast at Milwaukee during a 6-RBI weekend at Henry Aaron Field (Apr. 2-4)...knocked two hits at Notre Da,e on April 8th...scored a run and stole a base in each game of the Oakland series (Apr. 10-12)...recorded a 3-for-4 game including a walk against Chicago State on April 28th...went 3-for-5 with three runs and an RBI versus Western Michigan (May 5)...scored four runs and racked up four hits in a three-game series against Youngstown State (May 9-10)...walked twice, touched home once, and cracked a single against Purdue (May 12)...tallied a hit in each of the three games at Wright State (May 14-16)...worked a pair of walks and crossed the plate against UIC in the Horizon League Championship on May 21st.
Heartland CC: Was a Third Team All-American for the 43-13 Hawks in 2014...batted .413 with 19 extra-base hits and a team-high .522 on-base percentage...stole 34 bases and was thrown out just once...member of Phi Theta Kappa.
Prep: A three-year letterwinner for the Ryan Cooley-led Valley Tigers...was named First Team All-State, All-District, All-Central Iowa Metropolitan League as a senior in 2012...helped the Tigers to a 63-20 record his final two seasons...also a three-year letterwinner in football and track...earned First Team All-State recognition in footballl...garnered Academic All-State honors...was a member of National Honor Society.
Personal: Nolan is the son of Telford and Judith Lodden...has one brother, Grant...majoring in electrical engineering...favorite movie is Saving Private Ryan...favorite baseball team is the St. Louis Cardinals...favorite food is steak...favorite singer is Chris Young...favorite baseball player is Mike Trout...when he's not playing baseball, he enjoys fishing.