2 - Hanna Nielson
Hanna Nielson
Height: 5-11
Year: Junior
Hometown: Saratoga, Calif.
High School: Saratoga HS
Position: S
m 29
k/s 0.14
h % .220
a/s 6.60
b/s 0.08
sa/s 0.10
d/s 1.56

2013
Nielson's sophomore campaign included playing in all 29 matches for the season, only one of six players to do so...She had a team-high 719 assists and 6.6 assists per set...Nielson also had 170 digs and recorded 1.56 digs per set, putting her fourth and fifth on the team respectively...Had season-highs of 51 assists in a five-set win over Nevada and 14 digs in a four-set win over Cal Poly...Also ranked fourth on the team with being in 109 sets.

2011
All-Big West Freshman Team
As a freshman, Hanna was just one of five players to compete in all 31 matches. She was the Gauchos’ starting setter and finished the season with a team-high 1285 assists, which places her just shy of the single-season top 10 at UCSB. She was named to the All-Big West Freshman Team as her 10.57 assists per set average ranked her third among conference players. Hanna recorded a career-high 59 assists in a five set thriller against UC Davis on October 1. She complimented her assisting ability with her defensive skills, as she was fourth on the team with 227 digs and 1.86 digs per set.

High School
Played four years for coach Brad Fredrickson at Saratoga High ... Was a four-year starter for the Falcons ... A four-time all-league selection, Hanna averaged 40 assists, 11 kills and 15 digs per match ... Was an All-Central Coast selection in all four years of high school ... Was the Falcons team captain and MVP in 2010 ... Carried the team to the Central Coast Section postseason in 2007, 2008 and 2009 ... Also played basketball for two seasons, helping the team to the league title as a freshman ... Was a two-time all-league pick in that sport and the basketball team was in the playoffs in both of her years as a member of the squad ... Was named the 2007 Redwood Middle School Athlete of the Year.

Club
Played three years for Vision ... On her Vision 18 Gold Team, under the director of Jason Mansfield, Hanna led her team to a bronze medal in the 2011 Junior Olympics and a silver medal at Far Western ... The 18 team won the NCVA Power League and captured a bronze at the Southern California qualifier ... As a member of the Vision 17 Team she served as a captain for coach Will Yven ... The team won a bronze at Junior Olympics where she was selected to the All-Tournament Team ... Carried the squad to a gold medal at Colorado Crossroads and a silver medal at the Pacific Northwest qualifier ... The 17 team also won the Power League ... With the Vision 16 Team and coach Joe Ripp, Hanna was a team captain ... Helped the team to a fifth-place finish at Junior Olympics ... The team won the Power League and also a silver medal at the Colorado Crossroads.

Personal
Hanna Nielson entered the world on November 18, 1992 in Mountain View, Calif. to parents John and Jincy ... Has two older siblings - her sister Bryte, who played volleyball at Cal and her brother, Bo, goes to Colorado ... Roots for the San Francisco Giants and the Golden State Warriors ... Enjoys going to the beach, swimming, hanging with her friends, riding in golf carts and on her dad's Vespa as her favorite activities ... Favorite flick is "Love and Basketball" ... Listens to Britney Spears, Rihanna, Li'l Wayne and Taylor Swift ... Calls winning a bronze medal at the 2011 Junior Olympics and being selected to the All-Tournament Team her most memorable athletic accomplishments ... Her favorite athletes are LeBron James, Brian Wilson, Monta Ellis and Kerri Walsh ... Has a dog, Louis, and a cat, Stanley ... Is undeclared at UCSB but will likely become a communications major ... Aspires to become either a sports writer or own her own company.


2013 Match HighsCareer Match Highs
Kills  3 vs. Stanford (8/30/13)    5 (twice)  
Attempts  9 vs. Virginia (9/7/13)  13 vs. Illinois (8/27/11)
Hitting-  -  
Assists51 vs. Nevada (8/31/13) 63 at UC Davis (10/28/11) 
Service Aces 2 vs. Loyola Maryland (9/21/13)  4 vs. Georgia (9/3/11)
Digs14 vs. Cal Poly (10/5/13)16 vs. St. Mary's (8/26/11)
Blocks Solo  -    1 vs. Illinois (8/27/11)  
 Blocks Assists 3 vs. Virginia (9/7/13) 4 (twice) 
Total Blocks3 vs. Virginia (9/7/13)
4 (twice)
Recent Games
Nov 16 at Cal State Northridge W, 3-2
Nov 22 Cal State Fullerton W, 3-0
Nov 23 UC Riverside W, 3-0
Nov 29 at Long Beach State L, 3-2
Nov 30 at UC Irvine W, 3-1
Dec 6 at San Diego L, 3-0
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 29 16
Sets 109 62
Kills 15 8
Kills per set 0.14 0.13
Errors 4 2
Total Attacks 50 14
Hitting Percentage .220 .429
Assists 719 392
Assists per set 6.60 6.32
Service Aces 11 5
Service Errors 24 16
Service Aces per set 0.10 0.08
Reception Errors 0 0
Digs 170 102
Digs per set 1.56 1.65
Block Solo 0 0
Block Assist 9 2
Block Total 9 2
Blocks per set 0.08 0.03
Block Errors 3 2
Ball Handling Errors 9 3
Points 30.5 14.0
Points per set 0.3 0.2
Date Opponent Score s k e ta pct a sa se re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Aug 30 Stanford L, 3-0 3 3 0 8 .375 23 0 2 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 3.0
Aug 31 vs. Nevada W, 3-2 5 0 0 3 .000 51 1 0 0 5 0 1 0 1 0 1.5
Aug 31 vs. New Mexico St. W, 3-2 5 1 1 8 .000 46 1 0 0 5 0 2 0 2 0 3.0
Sep 6 at Pepperdine L, 3-1 3 0 1 3 -.333 22 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Sep 7 vs. Colorado St. L, 3-1 2 1 0 2 .500 19 0 0 0 3 0 1 1 1 1 1.5
Sep 7 vs. Virginia L, 3-2 5 2 0 9 .222 45 1 2 0 12 0 3 0 3 0 4.5
Sep 13 vs. Eastern Wash. W, 3-0 3 0 0 0 - 18 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Sep 14 vs. USC L, 3-1 4 0 0 1 .000 20 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
Sep 14 at San Diego L, 3-0 3 0 0 0 - 14 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Sep 20 vs. Wofford W, 3-0 3 0 0 0 - 14 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
Sep 21 vs. Loyola (Md.) W, 3-0 3 0 0 2 .000 15 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 2.0
Sep 21 at Arizona L, 3-2 5 0 0 0 - 30 1 2 0 10 0 0 0 0 1 1.0
Sep 27 Long Beach State L, 3-2 5 0 2 4 -.500 42 0 1 0 6 0 0 1 0 0 0.0
Sep 28 UC Irvine W, 3-0 3 1 0 1 1.000 17 1 1 0 9 0 0 0 0 1 2.0
Oct 5 Cal Poly W, 3-1 4 1 0 1 1.000 27 1 0 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Oct 11 at Hawaii W, 3-2 5 0 0 0 - 27 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Oct 18 Cal State Northridge W, 3-0 3 0 0 0 - 20 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Oct 19 UC Davis W, 3-2 5 0 0 1 .000 28 0 3 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Oct 25 at UC Riverside W, 3-0 3 0 0 0 - 22 0 1 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Oct 26 at Cal State Fullerton W, 3-0 3 0 0 0 - 28 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Nov 2 at Cal Poly W, 3-0 3 1 0 1 1.000 19 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Nov 9 Hawaii L, 3-2 5 1 0 1 1.000 27 1 1 0 6 0 1 0 1 0 2.5
Nov 14 at UC Davis W, 3-0 3 1 0 1 1.000 20 0 1 0 4 0 0 1 0 0 1.0
Nov 16 at Cal State Northridge W, 3-2 5 1 0 2 .500 32 1 2 0 10 0 1 0 1 1 2.5
Nov 22 Cal State Fullerton W, 3-0 3 0 0 0 - 21 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Nov 23 UC Riverside W, 3-0 3 1 0 1 1.000 22 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Nov 29 at Long Beach State L, 3-2 5 0 0 0 - 20 0 1 0 11 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
Nov 30 at UC Irvine W, 3-1 4 1 0 1 1.000 20 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Dec 6 at San Diego L, 3-0 3 0 0 0 - 10 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
2011-12 31 122 62 0.51 26 217 .166 1285 10.53 16 0.13 227 1.86 1 28 29 0.24 93.0 0.8
2013-14 29 109 15 0.14 4 50 .220 719 6.60 11 0.10 170 1.56 0 9 9 0.08 30.5 0.3
Total 60 231 77 0.33 30 267 .176 2004 8.68 27 0.12 397 1.72 1 37 38 0.16 123.5 0.5
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
Total 29 109 15 0.14 4 50 .220 719 6.60 11 0.10 170 1.56 0 9 9 0.08 30.5 0.3
Conference 16 62 8 0.13 2 14 .429 392 6.32 5 0.08 102 1.65 0 2 2 0.03 14.0 0.2
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Home 9 34 7 0.21 2 17 .294 227 6.68 4 0.12 49 1.44 0 1 1 0.03 11.5 0.3
Away 12 45 4 0.09 1 8 .375 264 5.87 2 0.04 78 1.73 0 1 1 0.02 6.5 0.1
Neutral 8 30 4 0.13 1 25 .120 228 7.60 5 0.17 43 1.43 0 7 7 0.23 12.5 0.4

Wins 18 66 8 0.12 1 22 .318 447 6.77 8 0.12 97 1.47 0 4 4 0.06 18.0 0.3
Losses 11 43 7 0.16 3 28 .143 272 6.33 3 0.07 73 1.70 0 5 5 0.12 12.5 0.3

August 3 13 4 0.31 1 19 .158 120 9.23 2 0.15 15 1.15 0 3 3 0.23 7.5 0.6
September 11 39 4 0.10 3 22 .045 256 6.56 5 0.13 64 1.64 0 4 4 0.10 11.0 0.3
October 6 23 1 0.04 0 2 .500 152 6.61 2 0.09 41 1.78 0 0 0 0.00 3.0 0.1
November 8 31 6 0.19 0 7 .857 181 5.84 2 0.06 46 1.48 0 2 2 0.06 9.0 0.3
December 1 3 0 0.00 0 0 - 10 3.33 0 0.00 4 1.33 0 0 0 0.00 0.0 0.0

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