Nathaniel is a native of Williamstown, MA where he excelled under the tutelage of then Williams College coach Mike Russo. As a senior goalkeeper he captained his Mount Greylock High School team to the Massachusetts State Championship. After that he moved across town to Williams College where had a successful career in net for the Ephs. At Williams he competed in two NCAA Division III Final Fours, earning All-America honors, a NESCAC championship, and a goals against average below .5 during his senior year.
After graduating from Williams with a degree in psychology, Nathaniel spent two years as an assistant coach for the men’s soccer team at Catholic University in Washington, DC. There he helped lead the Cardinals to a Landmark Conference championship in 2014, and coached the starting GK to first team All-Conference honors. Finan is currently pursuing an MBA and a Masters in Sport Management at the University of Massachusetts.