SOUTHWEST GUILFORD HIGH SCHOOL
Taylor has committed to Salem College
Libero, Setter, Defense Specialist
|Kills per game||0.5|
|Assists per game||5.5|
|Service aces per game||0.7|
|Digs per game||1.8|
|Total Blocks (BS + BA) (Season)||11|
|Match Bests: Kills||5|
|Match Bests: Assists||36|
|Match Bests: Aces||11|
|Match Bests: Digs||11|
|Match Bests: Block Solos||3|
|Match Bests: Total Blocks||3|
All Area (2012) Honorable Mention
All Conference (2012)
High Performance Training Team (2012)
Defensive Player of the year (2011)
Nominated for All Conference (2011)
Led Conference in Digs (2011)
My life has been dedicated to volleyball and I apply that to my service work. I have done a lot of volunteering in coaching clinics and volleyball camps with my Head Coach, Glenn Cashion for younger groups. (15-below) I have coached for indoor clinics at sports facilities and YMCA's and assisted in doubles beach volleyball clinics. I like to do things that are more involved with sports because I can relate better with people and I can continue to learn new people skills and actual skills as a coach! I have also done student sports medicine training for my high school in football, basketball, volleyball, wrestling and soccer. I work as a trainer that supplies the other teams with medical help whether that would be taping, ice, medicine (with consent of parent) , stretching, dietary habits, rehabilitation, water, braces, etc. This has helped me learn other ways to care for myself and my team mates too! When one of my players is injured normally I can assist him or her on the spot. This also goes along with what I feel that I would like to study in college! :)
In addition to volleyball, I have volunteered with our local church to help hand out food to families in need and work with the scout troups to clean up our local parks.
On and Off the court doesn't differ to me I am a part of a team. On the court, you are on a team to provide support to your teammates and work together to win. On the court, whether we are winning or losing, I help my teammates to maintain positive attitudes, shake off a bad play and get them to remember to just do the best they can. When players get down on themselves, it affects the whole team so I try and talk to them, give them encouragement and keep their spirits up.
Off the court, I set up meetings, impromptu practices or any college games that my team and I can attend to get us all together and have a good time. My family also records every game we play and sometimes we will have a team Pow-wow and watch the videos to look at what we may need to improve on or to see what we are doing right and reinforce!
As a healthy athlete, I don't go out and eat much fast food, or if I do I try and get snack wraps and salads. I do not drink soda at all, never have, never will. Instead of soda, I drink water and milk each day. As a part of our training, I eat a lot of pastas and before a game with meat and some fruits and in the morning for breakfast.
I am also focused conditioning throughout the year. Whether volleyball season is in or out, I am exercising, lifting weights, running and staying conditioned. During indoor and outdoor seasons, I have a balanced schedule. In addition to my body, I am also focused on my academics, my relationships with my family and friends and making sure that I balance everything that is important to me. Having a healthy mind is just as important as a healthy body.