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Kelly Nelson bio
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 02/03/2006
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Nelson’s Soccer Honors

 

2005

Team Co-Captain

2004

Team Tri-Captain

2003

Team Co-Captain

2002

Second Team All-Pac-10

SoccerBuzz Magazine West Region All-Freshman Team

UA Most Valuable Player

Pac-10 Player of the Week (Nov. 5)

 

Nelson’s Soccer Career Highlights

 

Arizona  ?- Four-year soccer letter winner ... 2005: Started 21 of 22 games ... Had one goal in 4-2 home victory over Oregon ... Assisted game-winning goal in 1-0 win over Utah in NCAA first round-victory over Utah ... 2004: Played in seven games ... Had one assist in 7-0 victory over Farleigh Dickinson ... 2003: Team co-captain ... Played in 12 matches, starting 11, after missing the first seven games of the season with an ankle injury ... Assisted the goal in 2-1 loss at San Diego ... 2002: Second team All-Pac-10 ... SoccerBuzz Magazine West Region All-Freshman Team... UA Most Valuable Player... Played in all 19 matches, starting 13 ... Led Arizona in scoring, with 13 goals and 1 assist (27 points) ... Had 2 multiple-goal performances and 3 game-winning goals on the season ... Set a new school record for most goals scored in a season and tied the records for most total points and most game-winning goals in a season ... Had 40 shots and a team-high 24 shots on-goal... Finished first in the Pac-10 in goals scored ... Named the Pac-10 Player of the Week on Nov. 5 for her performances against the Washington schools ... 2001: Redshirted for the season with a torn ACL.

 

High School Soccer Accomplishments: Named the CIF Division III Player of the Year as a senior at Mayfair High School ... Racked up 22 goals and 11 assists (55 points) while leading the Monsoons to a 16-3-3 record and a Suburban League championship in 2000-01 ... Two-time team Most Offensive Player ... Named conference MVP as a junior ... Helped Mayfair to three state finals appearances ... Also lettered in softball and volleyball.

 

Personal: Born Kelly Nicole Nelson on Sept. 19, 1983, in Long Beach, Calif. ... Married to Chris Fernandez ... Daughter of John Nelson ... Has three brothers and two sisters ... Academic major is physiological sciences.

 

Year

GP

GS

Sh

G

A

Pts

GWG

2002

19

13

40

13

1

27

3

2003

12

11

21

0

2

2

0

2004

9

0

3

0

0

0

0

2005

22

21

21

1

1

3

0

Totals

62

45

64

14

4

32

3

 

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