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NCHS Alum Called Up to Play in Majors

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.