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#3 Thomas Nelson
Position: Center/Center Defender
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 210
Year: Junior
City/State: Walnut Creek, Calif.
High School: De La Salle

At Princeton:

2013: ACWPC honorable mention All-America selection … CWPA All-Eastern Tournament first team … Southern Player of the Week (11/25) … ranked third on the team in goals … paced squad with 47 steals and 10 blocks … drew 15 ejections and dished out 19 assists … started 27 of 28 appearances … had 15 multi-goal games to his credit ... scored three or more goals on nine occasions … picked off a personal-best five steals in the season opener against Santa Clara (9/13) … handed out a career-high three assists against Bucknell (10/6) … scored a career-high six goals in the first round of the Eastern Championships against Iona (11/22) … racked up 15 goals, four assists and nine steals in four Eastern Championship contests.

2012: Played in 32 games … finished with 34 goals, eight assists and a team-high 38 steals … scored in five of his first six games … had 11 multi-goal outings … netted two goals against Brown and Iona … accounted for three of Princeton's four goals in an NCAA semifinal loss to USC … posted three scores, including the deciding goal, in team’s win over UC-San Diego in the third-place match ... became the first player in program history to receive first-team all-tournament honors at NCAAs.

Before Princeton:

De La Salle: Served as a team captain at De La Salle during his senior season … amassed 106 goals, 97 steals, 31 blocks and 35 assists en route to Most Valuable Player honors in 2011 … two-time first-team All-East Bay Athletic League selection (2009, 2010) … second-team North Coast Section honoree in 2009 … first-team NCS and first-team All-East Bay in 2010 … helped lead squad to two NCS semifinal appearances and one championship match … All-America honoree in both water polo and swimming in 2010.

Club/National Team: Starter on the Lamorinda Water Polo Club that placed fourth at the U-16 (2008) and U-18 (2010) Junior Olympics.

Academic: Two-time USA Water Polo Outstanding Academic All-America selection (2009, 2010) … National Merit Scholar … NCS Scholar-Athlete.

Career Stats:

 Season GP Goals Shots Assists Steals Sprints (W-L)
Ej. Drawn
Ejections Blocks
2011 32 34 97 8 38 9-5 12 22 8
2013 28 53 126 19 47 1-1 15 21 10
Career 60 87 223 27 85 10-6 27 43 18

   Career Highs
 Goals
 6, vs. Iona (11/22/13)
 Assists  3, vs. Bucknell (10/6/13)
 Steals
 5, vs. Santa Clara (9/13/13)
 Ejections Drawn
 2, 4 times, Most Recent vs. Navy (11/9/13)
 Blocks  3, vs. Southern California (9/28/13)
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