The 5-foot-9 senior midfielder scored 35 goals and passed for 14 assists this past season, leading the Highlanders (14-2-1) to the Division 2 state semifinals. A United Soccer Coaches All-American, Nelson was named Player of the Year by both the Burlington Free Press and the Times Argus. Also the three-time Capital League Player of the Year, she concluded her prep career with 103 goals.
Nelson has maintained a 3.41 GPA in the classroom. She has signed a National Letter of Intent to play soccer at Cornell University this fall.
A member of the National Honor Society, Nelson has volunteered locally on behalf of her school’s chapter of the Rooted Organizing Community, a youth-led social justice initiative.