Dani Nelson

#12 Dani Nelson

HOMETOWN Woodbury, Minn. (Woodbury HS)

2018 (Senior) 2018 First-Team All-NSIC... Fall Academic All-NSIC... D2 Conference Commissioners Associaiton First Team All-Central Region... Second Team United Soccer Coaches All-Central Region... Ranked third for the 2018 season in points and goals with 14 and five, respectively... Tallied two game-winning goals for 2018... Netted totals of five goals and four assists for 14 points... Tied for eighth in all-time goals scored with 14... Ranked sixth in all-time shots on goal with 60 shots, tallying 14 goals... Scored the only goal against Oklahoma Baptist to open the Beavers' undefeated 2018 regular season (8/30/18).

2017 (Junior) 2017 All-NSIC Second Team... United Soccer Coaches All-Central Region Second Team... Division II Conference Commissioners Association Women’s Soccer All-Central Region Second Team... Fall Academic All-NSIC Team... United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-America Third Team... Nelson played and started in 19 games for the Beavers for a total of 1,317 minutes... Finished her junior season with six goals and four assists for 16 points to rank third among her teammates... Recorded 38 shots with 23 being shots on goal for an average of .605 being shots on goal... Recorded career single-game highs with two goals and four points against Winona State (Sep. 17), one assist and three shots on goal against Winona State (Nov. 1)... Placed 14th in the NSIC for points and points per game with 16 and an average of .84 per game.

2016 (Sophomore) Saw time in all 20 of BSU's contests in 2016, making a start in 19... Finished her sophomore season seventh on the team with three goals and an assist... Scored her first BSU goal to lift the Beavers to a 2-1 victory over Southwest Minnesota State (Oct. 22)... Accounted for two game-winning goals and a game-tying goal... Recorded 32 shots putting 16 on net (.500)... Played a total 1,193 minutes.

2015 (Freshman) Nelson played in all 19 games for the Beavers and started in 18 of them... The freshman midfielder collected three assists on the season (tied for fourth) for a total of three points, earning her first collegiate assist versus Northwest Missouri State... She put eight shots on goal (.444)... Played a total of 1,221 minutes.

Prior to BSU: A three-time letterwinner for the Woodbury High School girl’s soccer team, won the team’s most dedicated award in 2011, Rookie of the Year in 2012 and is a two-time All-Suburban East selection in 2013 and 2014… Suffered a season-ending injury during the 2011 season, and worked her way back into a starting role in 2012… Also participated in the Olympic Development Program Regional Camp in 2013 and was a ODP state player from 2010-12… In addition played for the Minnesota Thunder Academy U18 team, where her coach was former BSU Graduate Assistant Chris Citowicki.

Personal: Danielle “Dani” Elizabeth Nelson… Born October 10, 1996… Daughter of Sarah and Gary Nelson… Earned academic letters in 2012, 2013 and 2014… Garnered BSU Success Scholarship for 2015… Majoring in psychology and business administration.

Career Single-Game Highs 
Goals: 2, vs. Winona State (9/17/17)
Assists: 1, x12 last at U-Mary (10/7/18)
Points: 4, vs. Winona State (9/17/17)
SOG: 3, x3 last vs Winona State (11/1/17)