2011: Did not play
High School: Attended Sturgeon Bay High School and played for coach Todd Maas ... named Packerland Conference MVP, Packerland Conference Defensive MVP, first team all-conference and Sturgeon Bay Clipper Team MVP as a senior ... team qualified for first state tournament and earned first sectional championship after claiming regional and Packerland conference titles as a senior ... made 12 saves to break record for most saves in a state tournament game in Division 3 as a senior ... made 119 saves and recorded 17 shutouts in 26 games as a senior ... named second team all-conference and team was conference and regional champions as a junior ... primarily played forward on summer soccer team that advanced to three state summer tournaments and won the tournament once
Personal: Parents are Jon and Laura VanDreese ... has one brother, David ... last name is pronounced "Van-Drease" ... intends to major in business, marketing or finance ... four-year basketball letterwinner and three-year baseball letterwinner at Sturgeon Bay High School ... also played football and was named second team all-conference as a kicker senior year ... A/B honor roll member all four years of high school ... named a scholar athlete by the Green Bay Press Gazette ... has volunteered as a member of the Sturgeon Bay Moravian Church Mission team, making four trips to New York City during high school ... coached three-on-three youth basketball
"I chose the University of Wisconsin because I have always dreamed about going to school here. I grew up watching Badger football and basketball and was always enthused about the tradition that UW had to offer. The best schooling around paired with athletic programs that always seem to rise to the top; how could you ask for anything more? With opportunities to grow as an individual, a scholar and an athlete, I know that the University of Wisconsin is the place for me."
Trask on VanDreese:
"Nick is a goalkeeper from Sturgeon Bay who we believe has the competitive fiber to play for UW. Nick's athletic ability allows him to make plays, and hopefully with some more high level training and games he will adjust and have a fine career at Wisconsin."