SANTA MONICA COLLEGE
Shane Nelson played one season (2008) of men's volleyball at Santa Monica College in Santa Monica, Calif. ... started at setter for coach John Mayer ... earned first team All-WEC honors in his one season playing for the Corsairs.
HAMILTON HIGH SCHOOL
Nelson earned a pair of varsity letters in volleyball at Hamilton High School in Chandler, Ariz. ... earned first team All-Fiesta Region honors as a setter in 2006 ... was elected team captain as a senior ... graduated in 2006 with a 3.8 grade point average.
Born July 18, 1988 in Atlanta, Ga. ... parents are Ronee and Mark Nelson ... has one older sister, Meredith, who played volleyball at Cal Lutheran ... competed for the San Diego Volleyball Club ... favorites include the Phoenix Suns and star guard Steve Nash, actor Adam Sandler, the TV show "South Park" and the movie "Happy Gilmore" ... says the toughest thing about being an athlete is "preparing for the season" ... says men's volleyball could be improved by "being shown on TV more often" ... major is Finance.