"Nick encompasses the spirit of Saint Joseph’s and the magis, to ‘live greater,’” Farquhar said. “We are delighted to have him join the field hockey staff. He brings a fresh perspective and inspirational mentality to the program. His tremendous heart and character are only surpassed by his work rate."
Roydhouse played two seasons as a member of the Syracuse men’s soccer program after beginning his collegiate career at Hartwick. He served as captain of the Orange during his senior campaign, when he ranked second on the squad in points. The previous season, he was Syracuse’s leading scorer, contributing four goals. He was named to the Big East All-Academic Team in each of his two seasons with the Orange.
An experienced club coach in both soccer and field hockey, Roydhouse represented his native New Zealand on the soccer pitch at the U-13, U-14, and U-15 levels, and was a member of the squad that took part in the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Canada. The following year, he was selected for New Zealand’s U-23 side in advance of the Olympic Games, but missed the tournament due to injury.
Roydhouse graduated from Syracuse in 2012 with a degree in accounting, and will pursue an MBA at Saint Joseph's.