5 Lindsy Nelson
5 Lindsy Nelson
Birth Date: 05/04/1992
Height: 5-9
Year: Junior
Hometown: Murray, Ut.
High School: Murray HS
Position: Attacker

2013 Season
Voted an Academic All-American by the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACPWC) for a third straight season ... Named an Honorable Mention All-American by the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) … Also named Honorable Mention All-Big West Conference in addition being named to the league’s All-Academic team … Named the Big West Player of the Week for her seven goals in ten attempts against two nationally-ranked teams, #13 UC Davis (3/18/13) and #7 San Diego State (3/9/13) … Against UCD, Nelson recorded three goals to go along with one assist, one steal and one field block … She helped the Matadors pull off the near upset of #7 San Diego State with a game-high four goals (in six attempts) while adding two field blocks, one assist and one steal … CSUN’s top scorer with 70 goals (#5 in the BWC and sixth-best for a single season at CSUN) … That included a career game against Sonoma State when she scored seven goals, breaking her personal best of five goals last year against Bucknell, Cal State Bakersfield and Cal State San Bernardino … Nelson’s seven goals tied the school record for single game goals which had been set by Chari Christopher against Wagner (3/13/03) and Whitney Delgado against Cal State Bakersfield … Scored two or more goals in 18 games … Had a shooting percentage of .429 … Dished out 56 assists, #1 on the Matadors, fifth-best for a single season at CSUN … Dished out a season-high four assists against Bucknell (3/14/13), Concordia (3/19/13), at Hawai’I (4/13/13) and against UCSB (4/19/13) … Collected a season-high four steals against Princeton (3/6/13) … Has 162 career goals, tied for fourth-best in school history with Jessica Coy (2005-09) … Nelson’s 147 assists are fourth-best in school history … Has attempted 420 shots in school history, third-best in school history … Only Chari Christopher (2003-05) and Whitney Delgado (2009-11) have more shooting attempts with 452 and 437, respectively … In 2013, had 162 shooting attempts, sixth-best for a single season in school history … Has a career shooting percentage of .386 (162-fo-420) sixth-best in school history.

2012 Season
Named All-Academic by the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) … Also named to the Big West All-Academic team …Her 51 goals was second-best on the Matadors and fifth-best in the Big West Conference … Her two-season goal total is 92, and is nearing the Matador career Top-10 … Scored at least two goals in 13 games including a career-high five goals against Bucknell (3/13/12) and Cal State San Bernardino (4/22/12) … Produced a shooting percentage of .398 (51-for-128) … Second on the team in assists (42), only four behind team leader Melissa Doll … Third on the team in field blocks (22) and fourth on the team with 30 steals … Voted the Most Outstanding Performance Award.

2011 Season
Named All-Academic by the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) ... Voted CSUN's Co-Rookie of the Year ... The freshman was among the team's leading scorers 41 goals (#4 on the team, #14 in the Big West Conference) ... Scored at least two goals in eleven games including a career-high five goals against Cal State Bakersfield (2/19/11) ... Tops on the team in assists (49) ... Her 49 assists are sixth-best for a single season in school history ... Also has 24 steals.

High School
A three-sport student-athlete in water polo, swimming, and track & field at Murray High School in Murray, Utah ... The Utah State Most Valuable Player (MVP) and a first team all-league selection in water polo ... Helped lead her team to three Utah State 4A championships (2007, 2008, 2009) ... A four-year starter and team captain on the water polo team ... A swimming regional champion from 2007 to 2010.

Matador Memo
Born May 4, 1992 in Salt Lake City, Utah ... Parents are Andrea and Kim Nelson ... Has three brothers (Justin, Ryan, Josh) and one brother-in-law (Jordan) ... Has two sisters (Jessica, Emily) ... Roots for the Indianapolis Colts and the Utah Jazz ... Her favorite athlete is Ryan Lochte ... Her favorite actor is James Franco ... Likes to watch Survivor and Glee ... Her favorite foods are ice cream and cinnamon rolls ... Her favorite rock groups are The Script, The Fray and Sugarland ... Her favorite musical solo artist is John Mayes ... Chose Cal State Northridge because of the water polo program ... Her greatest sports moment was winning state MVP honors during her junior season ... The best thing about being a student-athlete, according to Lindsy, is having a team that always is there for you in-and-out of the water ... The toughest part about being a student-athlete is juggling all the stress from practice, school work and maintaining a social life ... The most famous person she has ever met is David Spade ... Would like to switch places for a day with Storm from X-Men ... If Lindsy had a million dollars, she would sponsor humanitarian projects about the world, and travel to Croatia, Africa and Australia ... The best advice she has been given is - "No matter where or who I'm with, don't forget the person I am and my standards." ... No one knows, according to Lindsy, how much she loves to do many outdoor activities ... Years from now, she will still laugh about her best friend trying to give her a haircut when she was six years old ... Old pictures always make her smile ... Her greatest hero is her mom because she puts other people before her, and made me the person I am today." ... Kinesiology major.