3 Taylor Nelson
3 - Taylor Nelson
Height: 6-0
Year: FR
Hometown: Granite Bay, CA
High School: Granite Bay HS
Position: S
Experience: HS

2014 (Freshman)
One of only four players to participate in all 101 sets during initial collegiate season… led team with 880 assists … recorded a team-high 14 doubles-doubles … second on team with 232 digs … ranked No. 5 among all Big West Conference players with 9.84 assists per set …  finished with 135 kills, which was fourth-highest on team … registered a career-high 18 digs with 36 assists during final match of season versus UC Santa Barbara (Nov. 26) … tallied a career-high 58 assists against UC Santa Barbara (Sep. 27) … produced a triple-double with 15 kills, 21 assists and 11 digs versus Santa Clara (Sep. 20) … recorded at least 30 assists in a match 16 times … had at least 10 digs in 11 matches, including 16 at UC Riverside (Oct. 30) and 15 versus Cal State Fullerton (Nov. 8) … registered a career-high 18 kills versus Northern Illinois (Sep. 19).

Granite Bay HS (Granite Bay, Calif.)
As a senior in 2013, named PrepVolleyball.com’s National Player of the Year, a USA Today All-America selection, the Gatorade California Player of the Year, MaxPreps.com’s California Player of the Year and Sierra Foothill League Most Valuable Player after totaling 996 assists, 135 digs, 90 aces and 61 blocks for a Grizzlies program that finished 45-0 and defeated Los Alamitos HS for the California Interscholastic Federation Division I state championship … totaled 46 assists in 3-1 state title victory … member of PrepVolleyball.com’s 23rd-ranked Recruiting Class for 2014 … while competing for Northern California Volleyball Club, helped program to a fifth-place finish in the 18s Open Division at the 2013 Junior Olympics and a second-place finish in 2012 in the 16s National Division.

Daughter of Rich and Vera Nelson, both Cal Poly graduates … has one sister, Lindsay (21), and one brother, Darren (16) … majoring in kinesiology with career ambitions of becoming a physical therapist … Taylor K. Nelson was born on March 3, 1996 in Granite Bay, Calif.