Tucker Nelson enters his first season at Pfeiffer for the 2016 season and will work primarily with the team’s offense and man-up squads. Nelson comes to Pfeiffer after completing a stellar playing career at both Binghamton University and Marist College as well as participating as a member of the Ohio Machine of the MLL (Major League Lacrosse).
While at Binghamton, Nelson was named the university’s Male Athlete of the Year and was one of only 70 NCAA DI players named to the Tewaaraton Watch List. He was selected to the USILA North/South All-Star Game and was recognized as the team’s most valuable player in 2015. In only 3 seasons at Binghamton, Nelson set program records in career assists, points per game, assists in a season, assists in a game, and assists per game (career & season.). Prior to his arrival at Binghamton, Nelson spent one season at NCAA Division I Marist College.
Nelson is a graduate of Penfield High School in Rochester, NY where he was a 4-time letter winner, 3-time all-county selection and 2-time all-greater Rochester honoree. During his outstanding high school career, he amassed 197 points (88 goals, 109 assists) while setting the school record for points in a season and earning tam MVP honors.
Nelson is the product of tremendous athletic pedigree. Tucker’s mother Lynne Nelson was a standout soccer player for Nazareth College and is a member of its Athletic Hall of Fame. His father, Scott, built Nazareth College’s men’s lacrosse program into a national powerhouse en route to winning three NCAA DIII national championships. Scott then enjoyed successful stints at Brown University and Marist College before arriving at his current position as the head coach at Binghamton University. Tucker also has two younger brothers, Jake and Jared. Jake is currently a freshmen attackman at Pfeiffer while Jared is a member of Section 4 powerhouse Vestal High School.