10 Thomas Nelson
10 Thomas Nelson
Height: 6-3
Year: Jr.
Hometown: San Ramon, Calif.
High School: Dougherty Valley
Position: L/OH
Major: Mechanical Engineering
m 26
k/s 1.84
h % .235
a/s 0.47
b/s 0.21
sa/s 0.30
d/s 2.52

2019: UVC Libero/Defensive Specialist of the Year ... UVC All-Conference Honorable Mention ... appeared in 26 matches ... tallied 149 kills (1.84 per set), 24 service aces, 204 digs (2.52 per set) and 17 total blocks ... ranked second in the UVC and 40th in Division III in digs per set ... tied a season-high with 16 kills against Rivier on January 30 and Endicott on April 3 ... in the match against Rivier, also registered 10 digs for a double-double ... he also notched a season-high 19 digs against St. John Fisher on March 2 ... [SEASON STATS]

2018:
AVCA Division III All-America Second Team … UVC Libero/Defensive Specialist of the Year … UVC All-Conference Second Team … UVC All-Academic Team … UVC Player of the Week (3/5) … appeared in 21 matches and 73 sets … registered a career-high 234 digs (3.21 per set) and dished out 60 assists … led the UVC and the Engineers in digs per set and third in total digs … ranked 11th in Division III in digs per set … with his career-high 28 digs in a 3-2 win over No. 14 Eastern Mennonite (3/3), ranks second all-time in program history for most digs in a single match … produced double-digit digs in 12 matches and had 15 or more in five matches including against Emmanuel (19 - 1/20), Alvernia (15 - 1/20), Nazareth (18 - 2/10), No. 13 Wentworth (15 - 2/27) and No. 14 Eastern Mennonite (28 - 3/3) … [SEASON STATS]

2017:
Played in 93 sets … ranked seventh in the UVC in digs per set … racked up 19 kills, nine digs, and two blocks against #5 Wentworth (1/31) … tallied 10 kills, 10 digs, and four aces versus Emerson (2/14) … amassed 23 digs at Johnson & Wales (1/28) … posted 11 digs versus Penn State – Behrend (3/11) followed by 10 against #1 Springfield (4/8).

Off the Court at MIT: Majoring in mechanical engineering with a concentration in mechatronics … interned with the Intel Corporation Autonomous Driving Group … completed research in both the MIT Biomimetic Robotics Lab and the MIT Ideation Lab earned the Shell Technical Scholarship ... also worked on the MIT HERMES Project ... Kappa Sigma House Improvement Chair. 

Why I Chose MIT: I chose MIT because it is truly a unique school. The student body is so passionate about everything they do and there are so many opportunities to explore various interests. Everyone is willing to lend a helping hand and the students really look out for each other. I have always had an interest in math and science and am thrilled to have the opportunity to earn an engineering degree at MIT while being able to continue my passion of playing volleyball at a high competitive level.

High School: A 2016 graduate of Dougherty Valley High School … Diablo Foothill Athletic League MVP … All-East Bay first team … four-time varsity letterwinner … Dougherty Valley MVP … Dougherty Valley Athlete of the Year … also earned four varsity letters as a member of the soccer team … National Honor Society … AP Scholar with Distinction … senior class treasurer.

Club: Pacific Rim Volleyball Academy … finished fifth at Junior Nationals … was a member of the USA Volleyball Youth National Team.

Recent Games
Mar 30 vs. No. 5 Benedictine University (Ill.) L, 3-0
Mar 30 at Illinois Tech W, 3-0
Apr 3 No. 11 Endicott College W, 3-1
Apr 6 vs. Dean College W, 3-0
Apr 6 at Eastern Nazarene College W, 3-0
Apr 12 vs. New York University L, 3-0
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 26 8
Sets 81 28
Kills 149 40
Kills per set 1.84 1.43
Errors 65 26
Total Attacks 358 108
Hitting Percentage .235 .130
Assists 38 14
Assists per set 0.47 0.50
Service Aces 24 9
Service Errors 34 9
Service Aces per set 0.30 0.32
Reception Errors 10 6
Digs 204 66
Digs per set 2.52 2.36
Block Solo 2 2
Block Assist 15 7
Block Total 17 9
Blocks per set 0.21 0.32
Block Errors 3 1
Ball Handling Errors 2 1
Points 182.5 54.5
Points per set 2.3 1.9
Matches started 12 5
Date Opponent Score ms s k e ta pct a sa se re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Jan 23 at Regis College W, 3-0 - 1 4 1 6 .500 0 1 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 5.0
Jan 25 vs. Lasell University W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 5 0 0 1 8 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Jan 25 vs. Alvernia W, 3-1 - 4 5 0 7 .714 1 1 2 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 6.0
Jan 26 vs. Baruch College W, 3-1 - 4 9 3 21 .286 0 2 1 0 14 0 2 0 2 0 12.0
Jan 30 at Rivier University W, 3-1 1 4 16 3 29 .448 3 6 4 2 10 0 1 0 1 0 22.5
Feb 8 at New York University L, 3-0 1 3 5 9 24 -.167 1 3 2 1 7 0 1 0 1 0 8.5
Feb 9 at No. 4 Stevens Institute of Technology L, 3-1 1 4 7 9 25 -.080 2 0 2 2 6 0 0 1 0 0 7.0
Feb 9 vs. Baruch College W, 3-0 - 3 3 0 7 .429 1 0 0 0 6 0 1 0 1 0 3.5
Feb 16 Sage Colleges W, 3-0 1 3 9 2 15 .467 1 1 2 0 5 2 5 0 7 0 14.5
Feb 16 No. 14 Vassar College W, 3-0 1 3 13 3 26 .385 0 4 2 1 3 0 1 0 1 0 17.5
Feb 20 Wentworth Institute of Technology W, 3-2 1 3 11 8 26 .115 0 0 2 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 11.0
Feb 23 vs. Colby-Sawyer College W, 3-0 1 1 1 1 3 .000 0 4 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 5.0
Feb 23 at Bard College W, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 24 at No. 8 SUNY New Paltz L, 3-0 1 3 5 3 15 .133 1 1 1 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 6.0
Feb 27 Emmanuel College L, 3-1 1 1 4 0 8 .500 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.0
Mar 2 Nazareth College W, 3-0 - 3 1 0 1 1.000 3 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Mar 2 St. John Fisher College L, 3-2 - 5 0 0 2 .000 1 0 0 0 19 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Mar 6 No. 2 Springfield College L, 3-1 - 4 0 0 0 - 6 0 0 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Mar 15 at Elmira College W, 3-1 - 4 0 0 0 - 5 0 0 1 10 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
Mar 16 vs. D'Youville College W, 3-1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 16 vs. Rutgers-Newark W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Mar 19 Emerson College W, 3-1 - 1 6 1 9 .556 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6.0
Mar 25 Cal Lutheran L, 3-0 - 3 4 3 20 .050 1 0 1 0 7 0 1 0 1 0 4.5
Mar 28 vs. Aurora W, 3-0 - 3 8 0 17 .471 1 0 2 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 8.0
Mar 28 at North Park University W, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 29 at No. 14 Dominican University (Ill.) W, 3-2 1 5 8 4 25 .160 1 0 3 1 8 0 0 0 0 0 8.0
Mar 30 vs. No. 5 Benedictine University (Ill.) L, 3-0 - 3 3 2 8 .125 2 0 1 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 3.0
Mar 30 at Illinois Tech W, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 3 No. 11 Endicott College W, 3-1 1 4 16 6 33 .303 1 1 3 0 9 0 2 1 2 1 18.0
Apr 6 vs. Dean College W, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 6 at Eastern Nazarene College W, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 12 vs. New York University L, 3-0 1 3 11 7 31 .129 1 0 1 0 5 0 1 0 1 0 11.5
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
2016-17 26 93 107 1.15 57 280 .179 20 0.22 22 0.24 183 1.97 1 10 11 0.12 135.0 1.5
2017-18 21 73 0 0.00 2 5 -.400 60 0.82 0 0.00 234 3.21 0 0 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
2018-19 26 81 149 1.84 65 358 .235 38 0.47 24 0.30 204 2.52 2 15 17 0.21 182.5 2.3
Total 73 247 256 1.04 124 643 .205 118 0.48 46 0.19 621 2.51 3 25 28 0.11 317.5 1.3
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
Total 26 81 149 1.84 65 358 .235 38 0.47 24 0.30 204 2.52 2 15 17 0.21 182.5 2.3
Conference 8 28 40 1.43 26 108 .130 14 0.50 9 0.32 66 2.36 2 7 9 0.32 54.5 1.9
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 10 30 64 2.13 23 140 .293 14 0.47 6 0.20 75 2.50 2 9 11 0.37 76.5 2.5
Away 7 24 45 1.88 29 124 .129 13 0.54 11 0.46 49 2.04 0 2 2 0.08 57.0 2.4
Neutral 9 27 40 1.48 13 94 .287 11 0.41 7 0.26 80 2.96 0 4 4 0.15 49.0 1.8
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Wins 17 52 110 2.12 32 225 .347 23 0.44 20 0.38 133 2.56 2 12 14 0.27 138.0 2.7
Losses 9 29 39 1.34 33 133 .045 15 0.52 4 0.14 71 2.45 0 3 3 0.10 44.5 1.5
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January 5 16 34 2.13 7 63 .429 9 0.56 10 0.63 51 3.19 0 3 3 0.19 45.5 2.8
February 9 24 58 2.42 35 149 .154 6 0.25 13 0.54 37 1.54 2 8 10 0.42 77.0 3.2
March 10 34 30 0.88 10 82 .244 21 0.62 0 0.00 102 3.00 0 1 1 0.03 30.5 0.9
April 2 7 27 3.86 13 64 .219 2 0.29 1 0.14 14 2.00 0 3 3 0.43 29.5 4.2