Hayden Nielsen Athlete Profile

#5 Hayden Nielsen

Position: Shortstop Height: 5-10 Weight: 170 Class: Sophomore Roster Years: 2013-2014 Hometown: Spanish Fork, UT Last School: Spanish Fork High School

Personal

  • Born in Spanish Fork, Utah
  • Parents are Rob and Jenny Nielsen
  • Is an Eagle Scout
  • Serves as a member of the Cougar Council representing all BYU student-athletes

Before BYU

  • Prepped at Spanish Fork High School under Jim "Shoe" Nelson and Jeff "Whites" Nelson
  • Team was national champions, ranked No. 2
  • 4A MVP, Region MVP and Sunshine MVP
  • Three-time All-State
  • Won the team's Golden Glove Award
  • All-Region in baseball, basketball and football
  • Lettered three-times in baseball, basketball and football
  • Played for the Utah Marshalls

2013 | Freshman Year

  • All-West Coast Conference Freshman Team, Coaches
  • Honorable mention All-WCC, Coaches
  • Hit three game-winning RBI: sac-fly at Seattle, sac-fly vs. Portland and fielder’s choice in 5-4 victory vs. Utah
  • Turned 41 double plays in his 286 chances

2014 | Sophomore Year

Preseason All-West Coast Conference by the coaches