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
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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
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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   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 25 vs. Lasell College   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 25 vs. Alvernia   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 26 vs. Baruch College   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 30 at Rivier University   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 8 at New York University   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 9 at Stevens Institute of Technology   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 9 vs. Baruch College   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 12 Emerson College   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 16 Sage Colleges   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 16 Vassar College   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 20 Wentworth Institute of Technology   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 22 at SUNY New Paltz   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 23 at Bard College   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 23 vs. Colby-Sawyer College   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 27 Emmanuel College   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 2 Nazareth College   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 2 St. John Fisher College   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 6 Springfield College   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 15 at Elmira College   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 16 vs. D'Youville College   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 16 vs. Rutgers-Newark   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 25 Cal Lutheran   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 28 vs. Aurora   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 28 at North Park University   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 29 at Dominican University (Ill.)   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 30 vs. Benedictine University (Ill.)   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 30 at Illinois Tech   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 3 Endicott College   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 6 vs. Dean College   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 6 at Eastern Nazarene College   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 12 at UVC Tournament Quarterfinals   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 13 at UVC Tournament Semifinals   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 14 at UVC Tournament Championship   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 19 at NCAA Tournament First Round   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
  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
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Total 47 166 107 0.64 59 285 .168 80 0.48 22 0.13 417 2.51 1 10 11 0.07 135.0 0.8
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