2002 Earned 3rd-Team All MPSF honors Played and started in 31 of 32 matches last season Ranked eighth nationally and sixth in league in assist average Averaged 13.7 assists per game and ranked second on the team at 1.5 dpg Tied his career-high of five kills vs. Pepperdine (2/7), and also recorded 66 set assists, eight digs and two block assists Recorded five kills (.444), 10 digs and two block assists vs. BYU (2/21) Hit better than .500 in 14 matches Recorded his season-high of 67 assists vs. UCSB (4/20) Also had eight digs and three block assists Recorded his season-high of 12 digs vs. Stanford (2/16) Blocked six balls and recorded 60 assists vs. UCSB (2/19) Against LBS ( 1/31), he spiked three kills (.429), dug six balls, recorded five total blocks and 54 set assists Member of the Directors Honor Roll for Fall Quarter 2001, and Winter Quarter 2002. 2001 Earned All-MPSF Honorable Mention honors in his first season as a full-time starter Ranked among the league leaders in assists per game at 12.62 Recorded a season-high of 76 assists vs. Stanford in the five-game MPSF playoff victory Blocked a career-high of eight balls vs. USC (2/7) and recorded 14 digs vs. UCSB (2/14), another career-best Also blocked six balls vs. Long Beach State (4/26) Hit .400 or better in 12 matches Played in 30 matches and 117 games as a sophomore.
2000 Started five matches from Feb. 11-26, and led the Bruins to a record of 4-1 Also set the Bruins in Games 3, 4 and 5 of the Long Beach State (1/7) victory as well as their wins against UOP (1/8) and UC Irvine (1/8) Recorded a career-high of 102 set assists in the loss to CS Northridge Recorded career-highs of five kills and a season-high of 11 digs, and distributed 97 assists vs. UCSB (2/19) Recorded his career-high of three aces vs. UCSD (2/11) Blocked a season-high of six balls vs. SDSU (2/16) and CS Northridge (2/17) In 30 games, he averaged 16.7 assists per game and 1.3 digs per game.
High School Earned a total of five varsity letters in volleyball (3) and basketball (2) In basketball he played guard and forward for coaches Rob Webb and Darryl McDonald In volleyball he played setter and outside hitter for coach Jamie Quaglino In volleyball he earned First-Team All-CIF as a senior Played for the L.A. Athletic Club and earned First-Team All-America honors and MVP of the Junior National Team Also earned an award as the best setter for the USA Youth National Team Member of Volleyball Magazines Fab 50 recruits list in 1999.
Personal Plays volleyball because it offers tough competition Biggest thrill was receiving the All-American/MVP award as a member of the Jr. National Team Admires Bruin great and four-time All-American Brandon Taliaferro Enjoys drawing, painting and playing all sports, especially ping-pong Favorite academic class is Astronomy Full name is Richard Robert Nelson Art major.
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