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Jake

Nelson

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#15

Defense
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 185
Year: Senior
Hometown: Jessup, Md.
High School: Hammond
Experience: 4 Years

Bio

2014: Philadelphia Soccer 6 All-Star Team... Made all 18 starts on the back line... Led team in minutes played (1707) to average 95 minutes per match... Tied for team lead in goals (4), including team-best three match-winners over Siena, Marist, and St. Bonaventure... Also netted goal at LIU Brooklyn... Tied for second in points (8) and third in shots on goal (12)... Led squad in shot percentage (.167) and starters in SOG percentage (.500)... Played 17 full matches, including all six of SJU's shutouts against St. Francis (N.Y.), Howard, Drexel, Siena, NJIT, and UMass, A-10 wins over UMass and St. Bonaventure, and  A-10 draw with George Washington... Played 1390 consecutive minutes from September 7 through the end of the season, stretching 15 matches... Went 2-of-4 on PKs, converting in back-to-back matches against Marist and Siena... Registered season-high three shots, including season-high two shots on goal at LIU Brooklyn... Also recorded three shots against Rhode Island...  Landed 12 of 24 shots on goal... One of four players to start every match... Played every minute of Atlantic 10 action... Saw action in all seven of SJU's victories and averaged 90 minutes per win... Team captain... SJU's Most Outstanding Player.

2013: Made 19 appearances with 18 starts... Tied for team-best in goals (4) and second in points (8)... Ranked third in shots on goal (9) and fourth in shots (24)... Was a perfect 2-2 in penalty kicks... Played a full 110:00 on the back line that blanked George Mason in the Atlantic 10 Quarterfinals... Played full 90:00 on back line in A-10 wins over Fordham and George Washington... In just second game on defensive unit, played full 90:00 for back line that blanked #24 VCU to help SJU to 1-0 A-10 win... Converted penalty kick in the 76th minute to score second goal in as many games in 3-3 draw at NJIT... Netted match-winning goal at Howard... Took two shots in 99:00 in scoreless draw at St. Francis... Played 85:00 in the midfield in 1-0 win over Temple... Netted pair of goals and played a full 110:00 in 3-3 draw with Hofstra... Took three shots, landing two on goal, at Rider... Landed one shot in goal in as many attempts in season-opening 1-1 draw with Loyola.

2012: Played in all 18 games with 17 starts...Tied for second on team in goals (2)... Ranked second in assists (3) and third in points (7)... Named Philadelphia Soccer Six Player of the Week (10/1) after recording game-winning assist against Bucknell and game-winning overtime goal against Loyola.

2011: Started all 17 games...Tied for the team lead in points with eight...Scored goals against Penn, Richmond and Fordham... Dished out two assists at Army... Led the team with nine shots on goal... Member of SJU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll.

High School/Personal: Two-time All-Howard County selection... Two-time Offensive Player of the Year at Hammond after leading team in both goals and assists in his junior and senior seasons... Earned Rookie of the Year honors... Four-year varsity starter and two-year team captain... Played club soccer for SAC Premeir... Appeared in four Maryland State Cup Championships... Won two Disney Showcase Championships... Selected to 2010 All-Triangle Tournament Team... Participated in 2008 and 2009 Dallas Cups... Majoring in international business.

 

                                                        Career Highs                                                    

Goals: 2 vs. Hofstra (9/6/13)
Assists:
2 at Army (9/13/11)
Points: 4 vs. Hofstra (9/6/13)
Shots: 5 vs. Hofstra (9/6/13)
SOG:
2 (5x) last at LIU Brooklyn (9/7/14)
Minutes: 110 (7x) last at George Washington (10/19/14)


                                                      Career Statistics                                                  
YEAR GP-GS G A PTS SHOTS SOG GWG MINUTES
2011 17-17 3 2 8 14 9 0 1374
2012 18-17 2 3 7 12 6 1 1349
2013 19-18 4 0 8 24 9 1 1566
2014 18-18 4 0 8 24 12 3 1707
TOTAL 72-70 13 5 31 74 36 5 5996

 

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Goals of the Week: November 12, 2014
Goals of the Week: September 30, 2014
Postgame Report: Men's Soccer Downs Siena, 1-0