10 Thomas Nelson
10 - Thomas Nelson
Height: 6-2
Year: Sr.
Hometown: San Ramon, Calif.
High School: Dougherty Valley
Position: L
Major: Mechanical Engineering
m 20
k/s 0.02
h % .500
a/s 0.65
b/s 0.00
sa/s 0.00
d/s 2.79
Career Highs
Kills 19 vs. Wentworth (January 31, 2017)
Assists 7 vs. Emmanuel (January 20, 2018)
Hitting Percentage 1.000 Twice - Most Recently vs. Nazareth (March 2, 2019)
Service Aces 6 vs. Rivier (January 30, 2019)
Digs 28 vs. Eastern Mennonite (March 3, 2018)
Block Solo 2 vs. Sage (February 16, 2019)
Block Assists 5 vs. Sage (February 16, 2019)



2019:
[SEASON STATS]
- UVC Libero/Defensive Specialist of the Year
- UVC All-Conference Honorable Mention
- 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

2018:
[SEASON STATS]
- 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)
- 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)

2017:
 [SEASON STATS]
- 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 product design
- Interned with the Intel Corporation Autonomous Driving Group
- Interned with NVIDIA as part of the Shield Product Team
- Completed research in both the MIT Biomimetic Robotics Lab and the MIT Ideation Lab where he earned the Shell Technical Scholarship
- Chevron Reach Scholarship
- Also worked on the MIT HERMES Project
- Kappa Sigma House Improvement Chair
- Masseh Hall Facilities 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
Feb 29 at Sage Colleges W, 3-1
Feb 29 vs. Rivier University W, 3-1
Mar 4 at Lasell University W, 3-0
Mar 6 No. 3 SUNY New Paltz L, 3-1
Mar 7 Bard College W, 3-0
Mar 7 No. 12 Milwaukee School of Engineering W, 3-1
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 20 4
Sets 66 15
Kills 1 0
Kills per set 0.02 0.00
Errors 0 0
Total Attacks 2 0
Hitting Percentage .500 -
Assists 43 8
Assists per set 0.65 0.53
Service Aces 0 0
Service Errors 0 0
Service Aces per set 0.00 0.00
Reception Errors 11 4
Digs 184 35
Digs per set 2.79 2.33
Block Solo 0 0
Block Assist 0 0
Block Total 0 0
Blocks per set 0.00 0.00
Block Errors 0 0
Ball Handling Errors 2 1
Points 1.0 0.0
Points per set 0.0 0.0
Matches started 1 -
Date Opponent Score ms s k e ta pct a sa se re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Jan 17 Regis College W, 3-0 - 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Jan 24 vs. No. 3 Stevens Institute of Technology L, 3-2 - 5 0 0 0 - 4 0 0 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Jan 24 vs. Baruch College W, 3-1 - 4 0 0 0 - 2 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Jan 29 at No. 15 Wentworth Institute of Technology L, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 3 0 0 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Jan 31 at Emerson College W, 3-0 - 2 0 0 0 - 2 0 0 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Feb 1 at No. 13 Endicott College L, 3-2 - 5 0 0 1 .000 1 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Feb 1 vs. Johnson & Wales University W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 3 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
Feb 6 Emmanuel College W, 3-0 - 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Feb 8 Elms College W, 3-2 - 5 0 0 0 - 6 0 0 1 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Feb 8 Illinois Tech W, 3-0 - 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Feb 14 Elmira College W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 3 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
Feb 15 Eastern Nazarene College W, 3-0 - 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Feb 15 Emmanuel College W, 3-0 - 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Feb 25 Lasell University W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 3 0 0 1 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Feb 28 at No. 5 Vassar College W, 3-2 - 5 0 0 0 - 2 0 0 1 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Feb 29 at Sage Colleges W, 3-1 - 3 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1 9 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Feb 29 vs. Rivier University W, 3-1 - 4 1 0 1 1.000 2 0 0 1 10 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Mar 4 at Lasell University W, 3-0 1 3 0 0 0 - 3 0 0 1 8 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Mar 6 No. 3 SUNY New Paltz L, 3-1 - 4 0 0 0 - 2 0 0 2 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Mar 7 Bard College W, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 7 No. 12 Milwaukee School of Engineering W, 3-1 - 4 0 0 0 - 4 0 0 2 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Mar 17 Rivier University   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 18 at Eastern Nazarene College   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 20 New York University   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 26 at SUNY Poly   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 27 at St. John Fisher College   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 28 at Nazareth College   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 4 at Springfield College   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
  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
2019-20 20 66 1 0.02 0 2 .500 43 0.65 0 0.00 184 2.79 0 0 0 0.00 1.0 0.0
Total 93 313 257 0.82 124 645 .206 161 0.51 46 0.15 805 2.57 3 25 28 0.09 318.5 1.0
  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 20 66 1 0.02 0 2 .500 43 0.65 0 0.00 184 2.79 0 0 0 0.00 1.0 0.0
Conference 4 15 0 0.00 0 0 - 8 0.53 0 0.00 35 2.33 0 0 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 10 29 0 0.00 0 0 - 20 0.69 0 0.00 77 2.66 0 0 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
Away 6 21 0 0.00 0 1 .000 12 0.57 0 0.00 59 2.81 0 0 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
Neutral 4 16 1 0.06 0 1 1.000 11 0.69 0 0.00 48 3.00 0 0 0 0.00 1.0 0.1
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Wins 16 49 1 0.02 0 1 1.000 33 0.67 0 0.00 142 2.90 0 0 0 0.00 1.0 0.0
Losses 4 17 0 0.00 0 1 .000 10 0.59 0 0.00 42 2.47 0 0 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
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January 5 16 0 0.00 0 0 - 11 0.69 0 0.00 57 3.56 0 0 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
February 12 39 1 0.03 0 2 .500 23 0.59 0 0.00 97 2.49 0 0 0 0.00 1.0 0.0
March 3 11 0 0.00 0 0 - 9 0.82 0 0.00 30 2.73 0 0 0 0.00 0.0 0.0