3 Taylor Nelson
3 Taylor Nelson
Height: 6-0
Year: SR
Hometown: Granite Bay, CA
High School: Granite Bay HS
Position: S
Experience: 3V
m 30
k/s 0.92
h % .383
a/s 11.84
b/s 0.42
sa/s 0.17
d/s 2.55

2016 (Junior)
Earned AVCA All-Region honorable mention ... one of three Mustangs to be named to Big West Women’s Volleyball All-Conference First Team ... one of 12 players in the nation to be selected to play on the U.S. Women’s Collegiate National Team Thailand Tour ... led Cal Poly and Big West Conference in assists with 1,192 overall, while setting her career high against CSUN with 65 (Oct. 1) ... finished sixth in the NCAA’s top 10 with 11.64 assists per set ... recorded 12 double-doubles ... recorded a career high of 19 digs against Western Kentucky (Sept. 2). 

2015 (Sophomore)
One of four players to earn All-Big West Conference First Team praise after a 1,053-assist, 303-dig season that catapulted her into the program's all-time assist record book ... combined with 880 assists during her freshman season, moved into No. 7 in Cal Poly history with 1,933 assists, passing Dede Bodnar (1982-85) ... her 622 assists and 10.72 assists per set during conference action were second among all Big West players ... established a new single-game career-high with 61 assists during a five-set win over UC Irvine on Nov. 6 ... led all Cal Poly players with 17 assist-dig double doubles ... tallied 13 matches with at least 40 assists ... 1,053 assists were the most by a Mustang during a single season since Sarah Cawrse in 2010 ... delivered at least two service aces in 10 matches, including a season-high four twice ... her 303 digs were second among all Cal Poly players ... assisted the program to its best single-season turnaround since 2009-10 ... also helped lead the Mustangs to their first 19-win season and third-place conference finish since 2010.

2014 (Freshman)

One of only four players to participate in all 101 sets during initial collegiate season… led team with 880 assists … recorded a team-high 14 doubles-doubles … second on team with 232 digs … ranked No. 5 among all Big West Conference players with 9.84 assists per set …  finished with 135 kills, which was fourth-highest on team … registered a career-high 18 digs with 36 assists during final match of season versus UC Santa Barbara (Nov. 26) … tallied a career-high 58 assists against UC Santa Barbara (Sep. 27) … produced a triple-double with 15 kills, 21 assists and 11 digs versus Santa Clara (Sep. 20) … recorded at least 30 assists in a match 16 times … had at least 10 digs in 11 matches, including 16 at UC Riverside (Oct. 30) and 15 versus Cal State Fullerton (Nov. 8) … registered a career-high 18 kills versus Northern Illinois (Sep. 19).

Granite Bay HS (Granite Bay, Calif.)
As a senior in 2013, named PrepVolleyball.com’s National Player of the Year, a USA Today All-America selection, the Gatorade California Player of the Year, MaxPreps.com’s California Player of the Year and Sierra Foothill League Most Valuable Player after totaling 996 assists, 135 digs, 90 aces and 61 blocks for a Grizzlies program that finished 45-0 and defeated Los Alamitos HS for the California Interscholastic Federation Division I state championship … totaled 46 assists in 3-1 state title victory … member of PrepVolleyball.com’s 23rd-ranked Recruiting Class for 2014 … while competing for Northern California Volleyball Club, helped program to a fifth-place finish in the 18s Open Division at the 2013 Junior Olympics and a second-place finish in 2012 in the 16s National Division.

Personal
Daughter of Rich and Vera Nelson, both Cal Poly graduates … has one sister, Lindsay (21), and one brother, Darren (16) … majoring in kinesiology with career ambitions of becoming a physical therapist … Taylor K. Nelson was born on March 3, 1996 in Granite Bay, Calif.

Recent Games
Nov 10 UC Davis W, 3-0
Nov 11 UC Irvine W, 3-0
Nov 17 at UC Riverside W, 3-1
Nov 18 at Cal State Fullerton W, 3-0
Dec 1 vs. Denver W, 3-0
Dec 2 at UCLA L, 3-1
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 30 16
Sets 101 56
Kills 93 54
Kills per set 0.92 0.96
Errors 24 13
Total Attacks 180 108
Hitting Percentage .383 .380
Assists 1196 658
Assists per set 11.84 11.75
Service Aces 17 11
Service Errors 19 11
Service Aces per set 0.17 0.20
Reception Errors 0 0
Digs 258 147
Digs per set 2.55 2.63
Block Solo 5 2
Block Assist 37 20
Block Total 42 22
Blocks per set 0.42 0.39
Block Errors 2 2
Ball Handling Errors 15 11
Points 133.5 77.0
Points per set 1.3 1.4
Matches started 30 16
Date Opponent Score ms s k e ta pct a sa se re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Aug 25 vs. Dayton W, 3-0 1 3 3 1 4 .500 41 0 0 0 6 0 1 0 1 0 3.5
Aug 25 vs. High Point W, 3-0 1 3 2 0 4 .500 34 0 3 0 9 0 1 0 1 0 2.5
Aug 26 at Northern Illinois W, 3-0 1 3 2 4 7 -.286 34 0 0 0 7 0 1 0 1 0 2.5
Sep 1 at Seattle W, 3-0 1 3 3 0 3 1.000 34 1 0 0 6 0 1 0 1 0 4.5
Sep 2 vs. Santa Clara W, 3-0 1 3 2 1 4 .250 30 0 1 0 15 0 2 0 2 1 3.0
Sep 2 at No. 8 Washington L, 3-0 1 3 1 1 3 .000 38 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 1 0 2.0
Sep 7 at No. 14 Oregon L, 3-0 1 3 1 1 5 .000 29 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 1 1 1.5
Sep 8 vs. Duquesne W, 3-0 1 3 3 0 5 .600 40 1 1 0 12 0 1 0 1 0 4.5
Sep 9 vs. No. 23 Wichita State W, 3-2 1 5 6 2 10 .400 74 0 0 0 6 0 2 0 2 0 7.0
Sep 15 vs. North Dakota W, 3-0 1 3 4 0 4 1.000 40 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4.0
Sep 15 vs. IUPUI W, 3-0 1 3 6 0 6 1.000 33 1 0 0 6 2 0 0 2 0 9.0
Sep 16 at Green Bay W, 3-0 1 3 0 0 3 .000 34 1 2 0 9 0 3 0 3 0 2.5
Sep 19 at UC Davis W, 3-0 1 3 2 0 5 .400 41 4 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 6.0
Sep 22 Cal State Fullerton W, 3-0 1 3 5 0 6 .833 35 0 0 0 7 1 0 0 1 0 6.0
Sep 23 UC Riverside W, 3-0 1 3 3 1 9 .222 38 0 0 0 8 0 3 1 3 0 4.5
Sep 29 at Long Beach State W, 3-1 1 4 3 1 8 .250 50 1 0 0 12 0 1 0 1 1 4.5
Sep 30 at CSUN W, 3-0 1 3 3 1 6 .333 35 1 1 0 4 1 1 1 2 0 5.5
Oct 7 at Hawai'i W, 3-2 1 5 4 0 7 .571 50 0 0 0 12 0 1 0 1 2 4.5
Oct 14 at UC Santa Barbara W, 3-1 1 4 2 1 4 .250 47 0 0 0 10 0 2 0 2 0 3.0
Oct 20 CSUN W, 3-0 1 3 7 0 8 .875 36 0 2 0 4 0 0 0 0 3 7.0
Oct 21 Long Beach State W, 3-0 1 3 4 0 4 1.000 30 1 0 0 7 0 2 0 2 1 6.0
Oct 24 at UC Irvine W, 3-0 1 3 3 1 9 .222 44 0 1 0 9 0 1 0 1 0 3.5
Oct 27 Hawai'i W, 3-2 1 5 6 4 13 .154 63 0 1 0 16 0 2 0 2 1 7.0
Nov 3 UC Santa Barbara W, 3-1 1 4 3 0 8 .375 51 1 1 0 24 0 0 0 0 1 4.0
Nov 10 UC Davis W, 3-0 1 3 3 0 3 1.000 28 0 2 0 8 0 4 0 4 0 5.0
Nov 11 UC Irvine W, 3-0 1 3 1 0 2 .500 27 2 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 3.0
Nov 17 at UC Riverside W, 3-1 1 4 4 1 11 .273 46 0 3 0 8 0 3 0 3 1 5.5
Nov 18 at Cal State Fullerton W, 3-0 1 3 1 3 5 -.400 37 1 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Dec 1 vs. Denver W, 3-0 1 3 3 1 4 .500 41 0 0 0 9 0 1 0 1 1 3.5
Dec 2 at UCLA L, 3-1 1 4 3 0 10 .300 36 2 0 0 14 0 3 0 3 1 6.5
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  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
2014-15 26 101 135 1.34 57 362 .215 880 8.71 13 0.13 232 2.30 4 38 42 0.42 171.0 1.7
2015-16 27 98 83 0.85 20 197 .320 1052 10.73 31 0.32 303 3.09 3 40 43 0.44 137.0 1.4
2016-17 27 99 47 0.47 23 143 .168 1152 11.64 23 0.23 253 2.56 6 39 45 0.45 95.5 1.0
2017-18 30 101 93 0.92 24 180 .383 1196 11.84 17 0.17 258 2.55 5 37 42 0.42 133.5 1.3
Total 110 399 358 0.90 124 882 .265 4280 10.73 84 0.21 1046 2.62 18 154 172 0.43 537.0 1.3
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
Total 30 101 93 0.92 24 180 .383 1196 11.84 17 0.17 258 2.55 5 37 42 0.42 133.5 1.3
Conference 16 56 54 0.96 13 108 .380 658 11.75 11 0.20 147 2.63 2 20 22 0.39 77.0 1.4
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 8 27 32 1.19 5 53 .509 308 11.41 4 0.15 81 3.00 1 11 12 0.44 42.5 1.6
Away 14 48 32 0.67 14 86 .209 555 11.56 11 0.23 112 2.33 2 18 20 0.42 54.0 1.1
Neutral 8 26 29 1.12 5 41 .585 333 12.81 2 0.08 65 2.50 2 8 10 0.38 37.0 1.4
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Wins 27 91 88 0.97 22 162 .407 1093 12.01 15 0.16 234 2.57 4 33 37 0.41 123.5 1.4
Losses 3 10 5 0.50 2 18 .167 103 10.30 2 0.20 24 2.40 1 4 5 0.50 10.0 1.0
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August 3 9 7 0.78 5 15 .133 109 12.11 0 0.00 22 2.44 0 3 3 0.33 8.5 0.9
September 14 45 42 0.93 8 77 .442 551 12.24 10 0.22 100 2.22 5 15 20 0.44 64.5 1.4
October 6 23 26 1.13 6 45 .444 270 11.74 1 0.04 58 2.52 0 8 8 0.35 31.0 1.3
November 5 17 12 0.71 4 29 .276 189 11.12 4 0.24 55 3.24 0 7 7 0.41 19.5 1.1
December 2 7 6 0.86 1 14 .357 77 11.00 2 0.29 23 3.29 0 4 4 0.57 10.0 1.4