3 Taylor Nelson
3 - Taylor Nelson
Height: 6-0
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Granite Bay, CA
High School: Granite Bay HS
Position: S
Experience: 2V
m 27
k/s 0.47
h % .168
a/s 11.64
b/s 0.45
sa/s 0.23
d/s 2.56

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 3 at UC Irvine W, 3-1
Nov 5 at UC Davis W, 3-2
Nov 11 UC Riverside W, 3-0
Nov 12 Cal State Fullerton W, 3-0
Nov 17 at (14) Hawai'i L, 3-0
Nov 22 UC Davis W, 3-0
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 27 16
Sets 99 56
Kills 47 22
Kills per set 0.47 0.39
Errors 23 14
Total Attacks 143 72
Hitting Percentage .168 .111
Assists 1152 669
Assists per set 11.64 11.95
Service Aces 23 9
Service Errors 16 10
Service Aces per set 0.23 0.16
Reception Errors 2 1
Digs 253 155
Digs per set 2.56 2.77
Block Solo 6 1
Block Assist 39 25
Block Total 45 26
Blocks per set 0.45 0.46
Block Errors 13 5
Ball Handling Errors 9 3
Points 95.5 44.5
Points per set 1.0 0.8
Matches started 26 15
Date Opponent Score ms s k e ta pct a sa se re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Aug 26 vs. Rice W, 3-1 1 4 4 2 11 .182 54 1 0 0 11 1 2 0 3 0 7.0
Aug 27 vs. Utah Valley W, 3-0 1 3 4 1 7 .429 35 1 0 0 5 0 2 0 2 0 6.0
Aug 27 at (13) BYU L, 3-0 1 3 2 1 6 .167 31 0 0 0 5 1 1 0 2 1 3.5
Sep 2 vs. (19) Western Kentucky W, 3-1 1 4 3 0 5 .600 47 1 1 0 19 0 1 0 1 0 4.5
Sep 3 vs. Arkansas St. L, 3-2 1 5 2 1 7 .143 46 1 1 0 7 0 1 2 1 1 3.5
Sep 3 at Saint Louis W, 3-1 1 4 2 0 5 .400 40 3 0 1 5 0 2 1 2 1 6.0
Sep 10 vs. (20) Purdue L, 3-1 1 4 1 1 8 .000 43 1 1 0 4 1 0 2 1 0 3.0
Sep 11 at (9) Stanford L, 3-2 1 5 1 1 6 .000 49 1 0 0 12 1 1 0 2 1 3.5
Sep 16 vs. Grand Canyon W, 3-1 1 4 1 2 7 -.143 44 1 3 0 11 0 1 1 1 0 2.5
Sep 17 vs. Nevada W, 3-1 1 4 4 0 5 .800 59 2 0 0 11 1 2 1 3 2 8.0
Sep 17 at Sacramento State W, 3-0 1 3 1 0 4 .250 35 2 0 0 8 0 1 1 1 0 3.5
Sep 24 (14) Hawai'i L, 3-1 1 4 4 1 7 .429 42 1 0 0 8 0 3 1 3 1 6.5
Sep 30 at Long Beach State L, 3-0 1 3 2 2 4 .000 29 0 0 0 11 0 2 2 2 0 3.0
Oct 1 at CSUN W, 3-2 1 5 4 1 9 .333 65 1 0 0 13 0 4 0 4 0 7.0
Oct 6 UC Irvine W, 3-0 1 3 1 0 4 .250 41 0 1 0 8 0 2 0 2 0 2.0
Oct 8 at UC Santa Barbara W, 3-0 1 3 1 1 7 .000 36 0 1 0 9 1 0 0 1 0 2.0
Oct 14 at Cal State Fullerton W, 3-0 1 3 1 2 4 -.250 38 1 0 0 7 0 1 0 1 0 2.5
Oct 15 at UC Riverside W, 3-0 1 3 0 0 4 .000 38 1 0 0 5 0 2 0 2 0 2.0
Oct 21 CSUN W, 3-1 1 4 2 0 3 .667 49 1 2 0 9 0 1 1 1 0 3.5
Oct 22 Long Beach State L, 3-1 1 4 1 1 3 .000 49 1 1 0 13 0 2 0 2 0 3.0
Oct 28 UC Santa Barbara L, 3-0 1 3 1 0 2 .500 30 0 2 0 14 0 2 0 2 0 2.0
Nov 3 at UC Irvine W, 3-1 1 4 2 1 7 .143 57 1 0 0 10 0 1 0 1 0 3.5
Nov 5 at UC Davis W, 3-2 1 5 1 1 5 .000 55 0 0 0 17 0 2 0 2 0 2.0
Nov 11 UC Riverside W, 3-0 1 3 1 1 2 .000 33 1 1 0 10 0 2 0 2 1 3.0
Nov 12 Cal State Fullerton W, 3-0 1 3 0 2 4 -.500 39 0 1 0 8 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
Nov 17 at (14) Hawai'i L, 3-0 1 3 1 1 3 .000 28 0 0 1 8 0 1 1 1 0 1.5
Nov 22 UC Davis W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 4 .000 40 1 1 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
  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 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
Conference 16 56 22 0.39 14 72 .111 669 11.95 9 0.16 155 2.77 1 25 26 0.46 44.5 0.8
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Home 8 27 10 0.37 5 29 .172 323 11.96 5 0.19 75 2.78 0 12 12 0.44 21.0 0.8
Away 12 44 18 0.41 11 64 .109 501 11.39 10 0.23 110 2.50 3 18 21 0.48 40.0 0.9
Neutral 7 28 19 0.68 7 50 .240 328 11.71 8 0.29 68 2.43 3 9 12 0.43 34.5 1.2
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Wins 18 65 32 0.49 14 97 .186 805 12.38 18 0.28 171 2.63 3 26 29 0.45 66.0 1.0
Losses 9 34 15 0.44 9 46 .130 347 10.21 5 0.15 82 2.41 3 13 16 0.47 29.5 0.9
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August 3 10 10 1.00 4 24 .250 120 12.00 2 0.20 21 2.10 2 5 7 0.70 16.5 1.6
September 10 40 21 0.53 8 58 .224 434 10.85 13 0.33 96 2.40 3 14 17 0.42 44.0 1.1
October 8 28 11 0.39 5 36 .167 346 12.36 5 0.18 78 2.79 1 14 15 0.54 24.0 0.9
November 6 21 5 0.24 6 25 -.040 252 12.00 3 0.14 58 2.76 0 6 6 0.29 11.0 0.5