Teaches 4/5 Sports and Upper School Coach
Coach Nelson is the physical education teacher for 4th and 5th grades at Powhatan and is the head girls lacrosse coach. A graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy (Exeter, NH), she is no stranger to independent schools. She has extensive playing experience at the Division I collegiate level and on the international level with USA Lacrosse. Nelson was a four-year letterwinner at Harvard University in both lacrosse and field hockey, and coached at both The University of Vermont and Harvard from 1995-2007. She coaches both girls field hockey and lacrosse.
In April of last year it was announced that Nelson has been named to the US Lacrosse Hall of Fame. Nelson will be officially inducted in October of 2015.
Highlights of Coach Nelson’s career include:
1987-1990 Phillips Exeter Academy, NH Varsity Field Hockey and Lacrosse
1990-1994 Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 4-year letterwinner, Field Hockey and Lacrosse
1993-2005 US Women’s Lacrosse Squad
1996, US Team tour to England
2000, US Team tour to Australia
1997, US World Cup Team, Gold Medal. Host country: Japan
2001, US World Cup Team, Gold Medal. Host country: England
2005, US World Cup Team, Silver Medal. Host country:USA
1994-1995 Mary Institute/St. Louis Country Day School, MO. JV Field Hockey, Varsity Lacrosse.
1995-1997 Assistant Coach, Women’s Lacrosse, University of Vermont.
1998-2000 Head Coach, Women’s Lacrosse, University of Vermont.
2001-2003 Assistant Coach, Women’s Lacrosse, Harvard University.
2004-2007 Head Coach, Women’s Lacrosse, Harvard University.
Fall 2007– Started volunteering at Powhatan for Field Hockey and Lacrosse! Head Coach as of 2010.
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