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