Nellie Blaze - Lacrosse - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#18 Nellie Blaze Season 2022-23


Class Senior
High School McDonogh
Hometown Baltimore, Md.
Major Human and Organizational Development

Career Honors
• Four-time AAC Academic Honor Roll (2020, 2021, 2022, 2023)
• Three-time SEC Academic Honor Roll (2021, 2022, 2023)
• 2019-20 First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll

As a Senior (2023)

  • Appeared in 15 games, 10 starts
  • Recorded one groundball at Coastal Carolina (April 12)
  • Had two groundballs and one turnover against fourth-ranked James Madison (April 8)
  • Tallied her first goal of the season at East Carolina (April 1) while posting one ground ball and one draw control
  • Put up two points on an assist against Old Dominion (March 21) on two assists and tallied three draw controls
  • Totaled six points, seven draw controls, 11 caused turnovers and 21 ground balls (fifth highest on the team)

As a Junior (2022)
• AAC All-Academic
• SEC Academic Honor Roll
• Played in 16 games
• Totaled 10 draw controls
• Added a pair of ground balls

As a Sophomore (2021)Game-by-Game Statistics
• AAC All-Academic
• SEC Academic Honor Roll
• Appeared in all 19 games
• Scored seven goals and added an assist for eight total points
• Recorded a season-high two goals in the win over Temple (April 25)
• Notched a goal, claimed three ground balls and won two draw controls at top-ranked North Carolina (Feb. 21)
• Tallied an assist and caused a turnover against ninth-ranked Florida (April 18)

As a Freshman (2020) – Game-by-Game Statistics
• AAC All-Academic
• First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll
• Played in four games
• Finished season with two assists, two points and three draw controls
• Two assists and one draw control in collegiate debut at Kennesaw State (Feb. 16)
• One draw control apiece in win over Lehigh (Feb. 22) and against No. 13 Michigan (March 4)
• Season canceled after nine games due to coronavirus outbreak

The Blaze File
• Was on No. 1 ranked team in the U.S. in high school
• Scored 12 goals and had 18 assists her senior year
• Was the only McDonogh student-athlete to be a two-time recipient of the IAAM Conference Character medal
• Honor Roll member all four years at McDonogh
• Leader of the FCA
• Daughter to Emilie and John Blaze
• Father, John, played lacrosse at UMass
• Has three siblings: Hil, Patty and Julie
• Brother, Hil, played lacrosse at Furman University
• Sister, Julie, played lacrosse at Vanderbilt and graduated in 2019