OU Soccer BIO
Caren Nelson
Player Profile:
Caren Nelson 1588941
Position: Forward
Height: 5'8"
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colo.
High School: Air Academy HS
Year GP-GS Shots G A Pts GWG
2013 11-6 18 2 1 5 1
2014 7-7 11 0 2 2 0
Career 18-13 29 2 3 7 1

Started OU's first seven contests on the year before suffering a season-ending injury at North Texas on September 12. Recorded 11 shots and two assists during her shortened campaign.

One of Oklahoma’s most dynamic weapons as a true freshman at forward ... Started six contests in 11 total appearances ... Missed seven matches from September to late October with an injury ... Finished the season with two goals and one assist on 18 shot attempts ... Posted game-winning goal against Texas State on Sept. 1 ... Picked up her second goal of the season at BYU ... Added an assist against Kansas on Nov. 1.

Standout forward for Air Academy High School under head coach Nancy Sibley ... Captained Air Academy to 4A state title in 2012 ... Earned first team All-State and All-League honors in 2012 ... Second team All-State selection in 2011 and 2010 ... First Team All-League honoree in in 2011 and second team pick in 2010 ... Participated in U.S. Soccer Federation training sessions (2011 and 2012) and Colorado Olympic Development Program Region IV Camp (2010) ... Top Drawer Soccer three star recruit ... Selected to National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society ... Principal's Scholar at Air Academy (carried GPA of 4.0 or higher).

Born in Liberty, Missouri ... Daughter of Norlynn and Ann Nelson ... Majoring in psychology ... Mother played volleyball at William Jewell College.

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