3 Taylor Nelson
3 Taylor Nelson
Height: 6-0
Year: So
Hometown: Granite Bay, CA
High School: Granite Bay HS
Position: S
Experience: HS
m 27
k/s 0.85
h % .320
a/s 10.73
b/s 0.44
sa/s 0.32
d/s 3.09

2015 (Sophomore)
One of four players to earn All-Big West Conference First Team praise after a 1,053-assist, 303-dig season that catapulted her into the program's all-time assist record book ... combined with 880 assists during her freshman season, moved into No. 7 in Cal Poly history with 1,933 assists, passing Dede Bodnar (1982-85) ... her 622 assists and 10.72 assists per set during conference action were second among all Big West players ... established a new single-game career-high with 61 assists during a five-set win over UC Irvine on Nov. 6 ... led all Cal Poly players with 17 assist-dig double doubles ... tallied 13 matches with at least 40 assists ... 1,053 assists were the most by a Mustang during a single season since Sarah Cawrse in 2010 ... delivered at least two service aces in 10 matches, including a season-high four twice ... her 303 digs were second among all Cal Poly players ... assisted the program to its best single-season turnaround since 2009-10 ... also helped lead the Mustangs to their first 19-win season and third-place conference finish since 2010.

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.

Personal
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.

Recent Games
Nov 6 UC Irvine W, 3-2
Nov 7 UC Davis L, 3-2
Nov 13 at UC Riverside W, 3-0
Nov 14 at Cal State Fullerton W, 3-0
Nov 19 Hawai'i L, 3-0
Nov 24 at UC Davis L, 3-1
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 27 16
Sets 98 58
Kills 83 44
Kills per set 0.85 0.76
Errors 20 10
Total Attacks 197 113
Hitting Percentage .320 .301
Assists 1052 622
Assists per set 10.73 10.72
Service Aces 31 22
Service Errors 30 19
Service Aces per set 0.32 0.38
Reception Errors 1 0
Digs 303 189
Digs per set 3.09 3.26
Block Solo 3 2
Block Assist 40 24
Block Total 43 26
Blocks per set 0.44 0.45
Block Errors 9 3
Ball Handling Errors 14 7
Points 137.0 80.0
Points per set 1.4 1.4
Matches started 26 15
Date Opponent Score ms s k e ta pct a sa se re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Aug 28 at San Jose State W, 3-1 1 4 1 0 8 .125 45 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 3 0 2.5
Aug 29 vs. Sacramento State W, 3-1 1 4 2 0 3 .667 52 2 2 0 15 0 1 0 1 1 4.5
Sep 1 at Fresno State W, 3-2 1 5 6 3 10 .300 44 0 1 1 12 0 5 2 5 0 8.5
Sep 4 vs. Coppin State W, 3-0 1 1 0 0 2 .000 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Sep 5 vs. Sam Houston State W, 3-0 1 3 1 1 4 .000 23 0 0 0 12 0 0 1 0 0 1.0
Sep 5 at Baylor L, 3-1 1 4 5 0 8 .625 49 2 2 0 13 0 1 0 1 1 7.5
Sep 11 vs. Idaho W, 3-1 1 4 3 2 12 .083 42 2 2 0 16 0 2 0 2 1 6.0
Sep 12 vs. St. Francis Brooklyn W, 3-0 1 3 5 1 8 .500 26 2 0 0 13 1 1 0 2 1 8.5
Sep 12 at Portland L, 3-2 1 5 8 0 15 .533 52 0 2 0 15 0 2 0 2 1 9.0
Sep 18 San Diego State W, 3-0 1 3 3 1 6 .333 41 0 1 0 5 0 1 2 1 0 3.5
Sep 19 Loyola Marymount L, 3-1 1 4 5 2 8 .375 38 1 1 0 10 0 0 1 0 2 6.0
Sep 26 at Hawai'i L, 3-0 1 3 4 1 8 .375 26 0 2 0 10 0 2 0 2 0 5.0
Oct 2 Long Beach State W, 3-1 1 4 1 1 11 .000 49 0 3 0 20 0 1 0 1 0 1.5
Oct 3 CSUN W, 3-0 1 3 2 1 10 .100 39 4 2 0 9 0 4 0 4 0 8.0
Oct 8 at UC Irvine W, 3-0 1 3 0 1 6 -.167 37 2 0 0 10 0 2 0 2 3 3.0
Oct 10 UC Santa Barbara W, 3-1 1 4 5 1 9 .444 43 0 0 0 19 0 1 0 1 0 5.5
Oct 16 Cal State Fullerton W, 3-0 1 3 3 1 4 .500 33 2 2 0 6 0 2 1 2 0 6.0
Oct 17 UC Riverside W, 3-0 1 3 1 0 4 .250 39 3 3 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 4.0
Oct 23 at CSUN W, 3-0 1 3 4 0 5 .800 32 4 0 0 7 0 4 1 4 1 10.0
Oct 24 at Long Beach State L, 3-2 1 5 2 0 7 .286 57 0 0 0 23 1 3 0 4 1 4.5
Oct 29 at UC Santa Barbara W, 3-1 1 4 3 1 5 .400 42 0 0 0 15 1 0 0 1 0 4.0
Nov 6 UC Irvine W, 3-2 1 5 4 1 8 .375 61 0 3 0 17 0 3 1 3 0 5.5
Nov 7 UC Davis L, 3-2 1 5 3 1 9 .222 52 1 1 0 18 0 0 0 0 0 4.0
Nov 13 at UC Riverside W, 3-0 1 3 3 0 7 .429 31 2 0 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 5.5
Nov 14 at Cal State Fullerton W, 3-0 1 3 3 1 5 .400 30 2 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 5.0
Nov 19 Hawai'i L, 3-0 - 3 1 0 3 .333 18 1 2 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Nov 24 at UC Davis L, 3-1 1 4 5 0 12 .417 33 1 1 0 13 0 1 0 1 2 6.5
  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
2014-15 26 101 135 1.34 57 362 .215 880 8.71 13 0.13 232 2.30 4 38 42 0.42 171.0 1.7
2015-16 27 98 83 0.85 20 197 .320 1052 10.73 31 0.32 303 3.09 3 40 43 0.44 137.0 1.4
2016-17 27 99 47 0.47 23 143 .168 1152 11.64 23 0.23 253 2.56 6 39 45 0.45 95.5 1.0
2017-18 30 101 93 0.92 24 180 .383 1196 11.84 17 0.17 258 2.55 5 37 42 0.42 133.5 1.3
Total 110 399 358 0.90 124 882 .265 4280 10.73 84 0.21 1046 2.62 18 154 172 0.43 537.0 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 27 98 83 0.85 20 197 .320 1052 10.73 31 0.32 303 3.09 3 40 43 0.44 137.0 1.4
Conference 16 58 44 0.76 10 113 .301 622 10.72 22 0.38 189 3.26 2 24 26 0.45 80.0 1.4
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Home 10 37 28 0.76 9 72 .264 413 11.16 12 0.32 118 3.19 0 12 12 0.32 46.0 1.2
Away 12 46 44 0.96 7 96 .385 478 10.39 13 0.28 129 2.80 2 24 26 0.57 71.0 1.5
Neutral 5 15 11 0.73 4 29 .241 161 10.73 6 0.40 56 3.73 1 4 5 0.33 20.0 1.3
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Wins 19 65 50 0.77 16 127 .268 727 11.18 25 0.38 196 3.02 2 31 33 0.51 92.5 1.4
Losses 8 33 33 1.00 4 70 .414 325 9.85 6 0.18 107 3.24 1 9 10 0.30 44.5 1.3
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August 2 8 3 0.38 0 11 .273 97 12.13 2 0.25 18 2.25 0 4 4 0.50 7.0 0.9
September 10 35 40 1.14 11 81 .358 359 10.26 7 0.20 106 3.03 1 14 15 0.43 55.0 1.6
October 9 32 21 0.66 6 61 .246 371 11.59 15 0.47 118 3.69 2 17 19 0.59 46.5 1.5
November 6 23 19 0.83 3 44 .364 225 9.78 7 0.30 61 2.65 0 5 5 0.22 28.5 1.2