As a Sophomore in 2008:
Started in all 16 games... Named the Northeast Conference Defensive Player of the Year... Only Player to win NEC Defensive Player of the Week twice in the 2008 season... Member of the All-NEC First Team... Named NEC Defensive Player of the Week March 3 and April 14, the first and last awards given in the regular season... played the entire game in 13 of 16 games... led the Bobcats in ground balls with 47... Second in the league in ground balls per game with 2.94... Led the NEC with a 9.57 goals-against average... Ranked 19th in the nation in goals-against average... Finished eighth in the nation with a .505 save percentage... Had a season-high 14 saves in the season-opening win over Iona on Feb. 27... Posted a seven-game winning streak in the regular season, all against NEC opponents... Had 10 games with at least ten or more saves... Allowed six or fewer goals in seven games... Became just the second goalkeeper in school history to have 10 wins in a season... Picked up a career-high seven ground balls against Monmouth on March 22... Had at least four ground balls in a game seven times... Caused eight turnovers, including two against Central Connecticut State University on April 9...
As a Redshirt Freshman in 2007:
Started and appeared in all 16 games... Broke two freshman goaltending records for wins and goals against average... Named to the NEC All-Tournament Team on April 29... Ranks 25th in the nation (fourth for rookies) with a 10.25 goals against average... Won her first career game and finished with 12 saves and a .571 save percentage vs. Manhattan on March 4... Scooped up five ground balls and caused two turnovers at Columbia on March 7... Won her second game, picked up five ground balls and allowed just six goals versus Binghamton on March 10... Won her third game and stopped half of the shots she faced in the 9-6 win at CCSU on Mar. 23... Stopped nine of the 17 shots she faced and won her fourth game in the team’s 16-8 victory over Long Island on March 25... Matched a school record for wins by a freshman goaltender and posted two career highs with a .750 save percentage and for allowing just two goals in the 15-2 victory at Saint Francis (PA) on Mar. 30... Broke the school record for wins by a freshman goaltender with her sixth victory of the season in a 12-7 win at Robert Morris on Apr. 1 and finished with 14 saves... Made 13 saves on 22 opportunities and surrendered just one goal in the second half versus Mount St. Mary’s on April 5... Earned her seventh win of the season in the 9-5 victory over Wagner on April 7... Made a career-high 15 saves at Colgate on April 22... Turned away 14 of the 27 shots she faced in the NEC Tournament at Mount St. Mary’s on April 27 and caused two turnÂovers.
Played four years of lacrosse and two years of basketball at Glastonbury High School...was a high honor roll student throughout high school...member of the All-State Second Team in lacrosse, and named to the All-Conference team twice...Silver Medal winner on the National Latin Exam...member of the National Honor Society, Foreign National Honor Society, and Science National Honor Society...high school lacrosse team was CCC Champs.
Born Feb. 4, 1987 in Baltimore, Md...daughter of Deborah and James Nelson...has four siblings, three older and one younger...majoring in nursing and pre-med.