Nellie Spicer
Nellie Spicer

Player Profile

Barrington, IL

High School:
Barrington HS




Spicer was named first-team AVCA and Volleyball Magazine All-American for the second year in a row, also receiving first-team All-Pacific Region and All-Pac-10 honors ... started all 33 matches she appeared in, playing in 120 games ... was first on the team, third in the Pac-10 and 25th in the nation with 12.92 assists per game ... had 1,550 assists, which is the eighth-highest single-season total in Bruin history ... enters the 2008 campaign third in the UCLA annals with 4,697 assists ... had 14 matches with at least 50 assists, including a pair of 60-assist contests in victories at San Diego (Sept. 15) and Oregon State (Nov. 8) ... posted 52 assists or more in six of the last seven matches of the season ... was fourth on the squad with 3.07 digs per game, third in block assists (84) and fourth in total blocks (91) and aces (21) ... was second on the team with 22 double-doubles, recording eight straight from Sept. 15 to Oct. 12 ... had double figures in digs in 22 contests, including a career-high 25 in the Regional final against Stanford (Dec. 8) to become the 16th member of UCLA's 1,000 dig club ... added a 21-dig match against Nebraska on Aug. 25 ... had four matches with at least five blocks, posting a season-best seven (one solo, six assists) at USC on Nov. 2 ... recorded a pair of eight-kill matches, which are a career high, in wins against Hawai'i (Sept. 3) and Arizona (Sept. 20) ... had at least seven kills in five contests, including seven in a Regional semifinal victory against Oregon, posting a .636 hitting percentage with no errors in 11 swings ... named to the NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team.

Earned first-team AVCA and Volleyball Magazine All-American honors, as well as first-team All-Pacific Region and All-Pac-10 accolades in her sophomore season ... named to NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team ... played in 126 of a possible 128 games, starting all 37 matches ... averaged 13.66 assists per game, ranking second in the Pac-10 and seventh in the nation ... her 1,721 assists were the third-highest single-season total in UCLA history ... recorded 15 matches with at least 50 assists and four with at least 60 ... her season high of 68 assists came against Stanford on Oct. 13 ... added 64 assists, while recording career highs with eight blocks and 12 points in a victory against Pepperdine on Nov. 20 ... set senior middle blocker Nana Meriwether to the nation's best hitting percentage ... posted seven kills in the Regional final against Hawai'i on Dec. 9 ... posted 14 double-figure digs matches, including a season-high 18 in the National semifinal against Nebraska (Dec. 14) and 17 in the Regional semi against Oklahoma (Dec. 8) ... registered a career-best three block solos at Washington (Oct. 27).

Earned All-Pac-10 and All-Freshman Team honors ... also earned Pac-10 and AVCA National Player of the Week accolades on Nov. 14 after leading the Bruins to wins over Pepperdine, Washington State and then undefeated and No. 2 Washington ... posted a career-best 71 assists against Washington on Nov. 12, just the second time that a Bruin setter topped 70 in a match since the advent of rally scoring in 2001 ... had two other matches with at least 60 assists and eight additional contests with at least 50 ... posted a career-high six aces on Dec. 3 vs. San Diego in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, one shy of the school record for a three-game match ... second on the team in blocks with 76 ... had three double-figure points contests ... posted double-figure totals in digs 14 times, including 22 at Oregon on Nov. 4 ... had season highs in kills with seven against California (Sept. 23) and Pepperdine (Nov. 8).

Spicer was a four-year letterwinner at Barrington High School ... named to the Fab 50 in Volleyball Magazine ... one of the Top 10 high school seniors according to ... recipient of the Andi Collins Award, given to the best senior setter in the country ... was a three-time first-team All-Conference and All-Area honoree and twice was named first-team All-State ... earned Mid-Surburban MVP accolades in 2004 and 2005 ... holds the Illinois state record for most aces in a season with 106 ... named MVP of the 2005 Junior Olympic U-18 Open Volleyball Tournament, which her team won, also earning Junior Olympic All-Tournament Team honors three times ... played for the USA Junior National Team in 2004 and `05 ... played club volleyball for Sports Performance ... four-time AAU All-American.

Born Mary Nelson Spicer on July 3, 1987 in Barrington, Ill ... parents are Barbara and Thomas Spicer ... is one of seven children ... has three sisters, Megan, Betsy and Annie and three brothers, Tommy, Matt and twin brother Charlie ... majoring in sociology.

Nellie Spicer's Career Statistics


Nellie Spicer's Match Highs

KILLS8, at Hawai'i (9/3/07)
8, vs. Arizona (9/20/07)
TOTAL ATTACKS17, at Oregon (11/4/05)
17, at Stanford (9/28/07)
ASSISTS71, vs. Washington (11/12/05)
SERVICE ACES6, vs. San Diego (12/3/05)
DIGS25, at Stanford (12/8/07)
BLOCK SOLOS3, at Washington (10/27/06)
BLOCK ASSISTS8, vs. Pepperdine (11/20/06)
TOTAL BLOCKS8.0 (0-8), vs. Pepperdine (11/20/06)
POINTS12, at Pepperdine (11/8/05)
12.0, vs. Pepperdine (11/20/06)