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Julie Nelson

Player Profile
Hometown:
McLean, Va.

High School:
Langley

Height:
5-5

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
06/27/1978

Experience:
3 VL

Played:
1996-2000

On Nelson: On Nelson: Serving as a captain this season … a feisty player … very good with her back to the goal … should provide some great leadership up top … courageous player … a great header… recovering from offseason reconstructive ankle surgery … emotional leader.

Summer of 2000: Spent much of summer rehabbing from offseason reconstructive right ankle surgery.

As a junior (1999): Returned after missing all of 1998 season … played in all 22 games, starting 14 … scored three goals, handed out three assists and finished with nine points … took 25 shots … scored first college goal and posted career-high three points in home-opening win over UMBC (9/1) … gave Maryland a 3-0 lead with goal in 39th minute … assisted Kim King's goal just two minutes later … returned to starting lineup for first time in nearly two years at Duke (9/19) and recorded and assist on Sara Gustafson's game-winning overtime goal to beat the No. 9 Blue Devils, 4-3 … recorded second goal against James Madison (9/26) on a header to give Maryland a 1-0 lead … scored third goal in the 55th minute against Rutgers (10/8) … assisted Jackie Mynarski's game-winning goal against Florida State (10/31) to clinch Maryland's second-place finish in the ACC … started all four of Maryland postseason games in the ACC and NCAA tournaments.

As a redshirt junior (1998): Received a medical hardship while recovering from back surgery.

As a sophomore (1997): Played in 22 of 24 games, drawing eight starts … started first two games of season against Wright State (9/1) and James Madison (9/4) … drew starting assignments in ACC championship game against North Carolina (11/8) and NCAA Tournament match vs. George Mason (11/18).

As a freshman (1996): Played in 11 games, starting five …saw first playing time against George Washington (9/4) … drew first start against Georgia (11/3) in regular-season finale … started all three NCAA Tournament games as Maryland advanced to the quarterfinals … recorded first-career shot against San Diego (11/24) in NCAA second round.

Before Maryland: Graduated from Langley High School in McLean, Va. … honorable mention All-Met selection by the Washington Post as a senior ... all-district and all-region first team selection in 1995.

Personal: Julia Jane Nelson … born June 27, 1978 … daughter of Terry and Dave Nelson … majoring in health education … member of the 1999-2000 ACC Honor Roll.

Nelson's Career Statistics
Year	GP	GS	G	A	Pt	Shots	GWG
1996	11	5	0	0	0	1	0
1997	22	8	0	0	0	1	0
1998	DNP-Injured
1999	22	14	3	3	9	25	0
Totals	55	27	3	3	9	27	0

Career Highs Goals: 1 on three occasions Assists: 1 on three occasions Points: 3 vs. UMBC, 9/1/99



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