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#15 Erika Nelson
Position: Defender
Height: 5'9"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Albuquerque, N.M.
High School: Hope Christian
Major: Letters & Sciences
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As a sophomore (2013): Played 70 minutes in 9-0 season-opening shutout of the Citadel (8/23) … one shot, playing all 90 minutes in 4-2 win over Villanova (8/26) … 86 minutes in 3-0 win over George Mason (8/30) … one shot, playing all 90 minutes in 2-0 shutout of Navy (9/1) … 45 minutes in 1-0 loss at No. 23 Santa Clara (9/6) … 74 minutes in 3-0 loss at No. 4 Stanford (9/8) … missed the Clemson and Virginia Tech matches due to injury … returned to the starting lineup and had one shot, playing all 90 minutes in 1-0 shutout of No. 3 Wake Forest (9/22) … 61 minutes in 5-0 loss at No. 5 Notre Dame (9/26) … played all 90 minutes in 1-0 loss at No. 1 Virginia (9/29) … 71 minutes in 3-0 shutout of NC State (10/3) … played all 90 minutes in 3-1 loss at No. 6 North Carolina (10/6) … three shots, playing all 90 minutes in 2-1 loss to Duke (10/13) … played all 90 minutes in 1-0 win at Miami (10/17) … one shot, playing all 90 minutes in 2-1 loss at No. 3 Florida State (10/20) … 58 minutes in 3-1 win at Syracuse (10/24) … played all 94 minutes in 1-0 overtime loss to Boston College (10/27) … came off the bench and played 24 minutes in 3-1 win over Pittsburgh (10/31) … returned to the starting lineup and played 45 minutes in 6-1 loss at No. 1 Virginia (11/3) in ACC tournament quarterfinals.

As a freshman (2012): Made her collegiate debut, starting and playing all 90 minutes in 3-1 win at George Mason (8/31) ... played 45 minutes in 2-1 win at Alabama (9/6) ... was inserted into the starting lineup at center back and played all 90 minutes in 1-0 loss to Fordham (9/9) ... has started every game since that loss to the Rams ... played all 90 minutes in 2-1 win over No. 6 North Carolina (9/13) ... helped hold the Tar Heels without a goal in the run of play ... played all 90 minutes in 4-1 win over Clemson (9/16) ... played all 110 minutes in 2-2 tie at No. 4 Duke (9/20) ... played all 90 minutes in 2-1 win at No. 16 Wake Forest (9/23) ... played all 90 minutes in 3-1 win over No. 3 Virginia (9/27) ... one shot in 90 minutes in 1-0 loss at No. 16 Virginia Tech (9/30) ... played the first half in 5-1 win over Francis Marion (10/3) ... played all 90 minutes in 3-0 win at NC State (10/7) ... played all 91 minutes in 3-2 overtime win at No. 23 Boston College (10/11) ... one shot in 97 minutes in 1-0 overtime loss to Miami (10/18) ... came off the bench to play the final 71 minutes in 1-0 loss to No. 1 Florida State (10/21) ... two shots in 95 minutes in 2-1 overtime win over Miami (10/28) in the ACC tournament quarterfinals ... plated all 90 minuted and helped hold the Deacs to just three shots on goal in 2-0 shutout of No. 7 Wake Forest (11/2) in the ACC tournament semifinals ... had one shot vs. the Demon Deacons ... played all 90 minutes in 4-0 loss to No. 8 Virginia (11/4) in the ACC tournament finals ... played all 90 minutes of 2-0 shutout of Stony Brook (11/10) in first round of NCAA tournament ... played all 93 minutes in 3-2 overtime loss to Denver (11/16) in second round of NCAA tournament.

Before College: New Mexico Gatorade Player of the Year ... Class A-AAA All State Player of the Year in 2011 for Coach Ronald Espinoza ... named the 2011 state championship tournament Player of the Year ... twice named the state's Midfielder of the Year ... Class A-AAA Co-Player of the Year, while leading the Huskies to the state championship ... 2010 state championship co-MVP ... helped lead the Rio Vista FC to five State Cup championships ... 2011 Region IV championship finalists ... 2009 Region IV semifinalists ... seven-time Duke City Soccer League Premier Division champions ... also an accomplished runner in track ... helped lead the Huskies to two Class A-AAA state track championships ... two-time state champion in the 800m ... twice placed at the state championship in the 400m ... reserve national champion in dressage at the 2006 Youth Arabian Nationals ... 2011 Homecoming Queen at Hope Christian School ... 2007-2011 Deans Honor Role ... graduated Cum-Lade.

Personal: Daughter of Cynthia Nelson ... older sister of Derek ... enrolled in letters and sciences.


Erika Nelson's Career Statistics
Season GP Goals Assists Points Shots Shot% SOG SOG% GW PK-Att
2012 19 0 0 0 5 .000 0 .000 0 0-0
2013 18 0 0 0 7 .000 0 .000 0 0-0
TOTAL 37 0 0 0 12 .000 0 .000 0 0-0

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