2013 Naperville Central graduate Nicky Lopez has been called up to the majors to the Kansas City Royals professional Major League Baseball team. Nicky plays second-base and was promoted from Triple-A Omaha. He was recently awarded the George Brett Hitter of the Year award.
Speaking with FOX Sports Kansas City, Nicky said after his first MLB game, “This is everything I dreamed of as a kid and I’m just so happy to be a Kansas City Royal.”
At Central, Nicky was a varsity athlete, and through the years has played for many local leagues. Naperville 203 is proud of the outstanding role model Nicky is on and off the field.