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Player Bio: Erin Nelson :: Women's Soccer

  Erin Nelson
Erin Nelson
Player Profile

Tucson, Ariz.

High School:
Sabino HS





Club Team:
Tucson United

General: Expected to see most of her time at center midfield or in the back... Defensive mainstay for the team... One of the team’s hardest workers... Best returning player in the air... Has a relentless, warrior-type of mentality as a team leader... Her three career assists ties her for tenth on the UA career list in that category...

2000: Honorable Mention Academic All-Pac-10... Was the team leader in assists, with three... One of six players to start all 20 matches... Tallied 12 shots on the season... One shot against USC (11/3/00)... Assisted second goal in 3-2 loss to BYU (10/28/00)... Took one shot at Stanford (10/20/00)... Had one shot each against Washington (10/15/00) and Washington State (10/13/00)... One shot at Oregon (10/8/00)... Tallied two shots at Oregon State (10/6/00)... Credited with assist in 3-2 overtime loss at Loyola Marymount (9/24/00)... Assisted second goal of 3-2 overtime win at New Mexico (9/16/00)... Took two shots each against Utah (9/10/00) and Pittsburgh (9/8/00)... Had one shot at Tennessee (9/1/00)... Mary Roby Academic Achievement Award winner...

1999: Played in 14 matches with six starts... Collected 10 shots on the season... Helped UA earn a scoreless overtime shutout of Colorado College (10/24/99)... Had season-high three shots in that contest... Notched two shots each against California (10/17/99) and Arizona State (8/31/99)... Also took shots at Washington State (10/29/99), at Texas El-Paso (9/23/99) and against Baylor (10/17/99)... Mary Roby Academic Achievement Award winner...

1998: Saw action in 10 contests, starting three of them... Helped the UA defense record the second-lowest team goals against average (2.36) in school history... Only shot of the year was in 4-0 loss to UCLA (11/6/98) at home... Had first collegiate start in 2-0 loss at Arizona State (10/16/98)... Mary Roby Academic Achievement Award winner...

Prep: Two-year All-Tucson and All-Southern Arizona choice at Sabino High School in Tucson... Helped Sabino to 1996 state championship... Club team, Tucson United, was a 1997 State Cup finalist... Three-year team captain of club squad... Three-year scholar-athlete and member of National Honor Society at Sabino...

Personal: Born Erin Elizabeth Nelson on Mar. 25, 1980, in Tucson, Ariz.... Daughter of Thomas and Margie Nelson... Is one of six children in her family... Younger sister, Heather, is a freshman on the Wildcat soccer team... Older brother, Todd, played golf at Grand Canyon and another brother, Chad, played soccer at New Mexico... Majoring in marketing... Enjoys listening to music, dancing, piano and racquetball.

Erin Nelson’s Stats at Arizona

Year   GP   GS   S   G   A   Pts   GWG
1998   10    3   1   0   0    0     0
1999   14    6  10   0   0    0     0
2000   20   20  12   0   3    3     0
Totals 44   29  23   0   3    3     0