UND Roster

2020-21 Men's Lacrosse Roster

#45 Chris Nelson


Height 6-3
Weight 190
Class Junior
Hometown Cornelius, NC
High School Cannon School

AS A SOPHOMORE (2020 – Season Cancelled After Five Games Due to COVID-19)

  • Did not see action for Notre Dame.


  • Did not see action in his rookie season for the Fighting Irish.


  • US Lacrosse Academic All-America selection.
  • Named a team captain during senior season.
  • Set school records for career save percentage (.574) and single-season save percentage (.688) at Cannon School.
  • Letterwinner in lacrosse, football and wrestling, totaling 11 letters.
  • Selected as Most Outstanding Male Athlete during senior year at Cannon School.
  • Two-time state finalist in wrestling.
  • Earned the Cannon School Athletic Leadership Award.
  • Played club lacrosse with Top Tier.
  • Graduated Cum Laude and was a member of Spanish Honors Society and English Honors Society in high school.
  • Finished school as an AP Scholar with Distinction.
  • Volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and was on the Cannon School Athletic Leadership Council.
  • Son of Chris and Joanie Nelson. Father, Chris, played lacrosse at Notre Dame.
  • Has two brothers (Jack and Conor) and two sisters (Hannah and Kate).
  • Father (Chris Nelson, ’92), sister (Hannah Nelson, ’21), aunt (Bridget Nelson, ’96), grandfather (John Nelson (’65) and great grandfather (John Nelson, ’30) are all Notre Dame alums.