|Date of birth||June 6, 2001|
|Place of birth||Stamford, Connecticut, United States|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Wake Forest University|
|2014–2019||New York City FC|
|2019-||Wake Forest University|
|2018-||United States U18||4|
Search Nico Benalcazar on Amazon.Nico Benalcazar (born June 6, 2001) is an American soccer player from Wilton, CT who currently plays as a Defender for Wake Forest University previously playing with New York City FC academy.
Nico Benalcazar is part of the New York City FC Academy, and played for their MLS professional side in a preseason friendly against FC Copenhagen before their 2019 season while in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Benalcazar was voted onto the United States Soccer Development Academy in its U-15/16 Eastern Conference Best XI for the 2016-2017 season.
While acting as captain in the 2017-2018 season, he was awarded NYCFC U-19s’ Academy Player of the Year recognition. This award was given following the NYCFC Development Academy National Championship over LA Galaxy's U-19 squad in July of 2018.
Benalcazar has committed to playing college soccer at Wake Forest University, in Winston-Salem, NC. He was rated as a 4 star recruit, and the No. 38 recruit in the nation by TopDrawerSoccer, including the No. 8 defender and No. 3 recruit from New York region.
On August 30, 2019, Benalcazar made his collegiate debut for Wake Forest, playing 90 minutes in a 2-1 victory against UCF.
Benalcazar was born in the United States and is of Ecuadorian descent. He is a youth international for the United States.
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