Davis Nelson, Cannon Class of 2016
With an all-around performance that helped Rice improve to 5-0, Owls’ sophomore midfielder Davis Nelson earned MCLA Division II Commanding Performance of the Week powered by Under Armour for the period ending March 4.
Rice opened the weekend against Texas A&M-Galveston on Friday night and Nelson was critical to the 14-0 victory. The Concord, N.C., product score three goals and set up four others while also grabbing four ground balls and winning 12-of-16 faceoffs.
Nelson backed that up against Southeastern Louisiana on Saturday afternoon, notching another hat trick along with two assists. He also went 12-of-13 on draws with three ground balls.
For the weekend, Nelson had six goals, six assists and seven ground balls while winning 24-of-29 (82.8 percent) of his faceoffs.
“Davis came to Rice last year as a freshman and immediately received respect from his teammates due to his work ethic and his personality,” said Rice coach Mike Ormsby. “As his initial season progressed, he realized his potential on the field as a player and as a team leader. He has a great rapport with each of his teammates, and it has a positive effect on their play on the field.”Read the full MCLA article