University of Iowa Athletics

#29 Megan Nelson

Height 5-4
Class Freshman
Hometown West Des Moines, Iowa
High School Valley

2019 — Did not see any game action.

High School — Two-time second-team all-state selection… team captain as a senior… two-time all-district and all-conference honoree… three-time recipient of team’s Most Hustle Award… led team to state tournament as a junior, finishing as conference champions and a 3A state semifinalist… 3A state runner-up as a sophomore… scored 14 goals and had eight assists for a team that went 16-2 as a junior… finished with nine goals and three assists as a sophomore for a 16-3 team… played freshman season at Dowling Catholic High School… played club soccer for West Des Moines Soccer (U6-U15) and Sporting Iowa Academy 1 (U15-U17)… was Sporting Iowa’s team captain, and helped team to Iowa State Cup title in 2016 and 2017, while being a Region II semifinalist… also played on US Youth Soccer Iowa ODP Program, leading team regional ODP title and earning a national championship berth… played for Sporting Omaha FC Elite U19 in MRL Premier 1 and National Premier League… was Nebraska State Cup champion in fall of 2018… also ran cross country and track and field… three-time CIML Academic letterwinner in soccer and cross country and 2017 academic letterwinner in track… National Honor Society member… named to the Presidential Honor Roll… Scholar of Distinction recipient in statistics… senior class representative on Valley’s Student Council and part of Principal’s Advisory Council… high school coach was Rob Chapman… club coaches are Whitney Sharpe Lewis and Neil Hope.

Personal — Born April 10, 2001… daughter of Mike and Jill Nelson… has two siblings, Ben and Emily… Silver Cord volunteer, completing more than 390 volunteer hours from 2015 to present… part of the ACE Mentor Program… majoring in biomedical engineering.