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Lindsay Taylor

Player Profile

Los Altos, Calif.

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At Stanford: Tied with Teresa Noyola for most games played (102) for Stanford ... broke school record for most games started (98) in a career ... No. 5 on Stanford's all-time scoring list (133 points) ... No. 4 on Stanford's all-time goals list (53) ... No. 7 on Stanford's all-time assist list (27) ... school record-holder in career shots (349) ... gifted scorer who can finish from short-range, long-range or with her head.

As a Senior in 2011: Soccer America Player of the Year ... Hermann Trophy finalist ... NSCAA first-team All-America ... Pac-12 Player of the Year ... Soccer America MVPs first team ... NSCAA All-Pacific Region first team ... All-Pac-12 first team ... Soccer News Net College Boot Award finalist ... Pac-12 scoring champion ... Stanford Athletic Board Conference Female Athlete of the Year ... weekly honors: NSCAA Player of the Week (Sept. 14), Pac-12 Player of the Week (Sept. 13), Soccer America Team of the Week (Sept. 12), Collegesoccer360.com Primetime Player of the Week (Sept. 12), TopDrawerSoccer.com Player of the Week (Oct. 24), Collegesoccer360.com Primetime Team of the Week (Oct. 31), Soccer America Player of the Week (Oct. 31), Soccer America Team of the Week (Oct. 31), Our Game Magazine Elite 8 Team of the Week (Nov. 28) ... tied for No. 4 on Stanford's all-time season goals list (20) ... No. 5 on Stanford's all-time season points list (47) ... had a stretch of 32 points in 15 games (Sept. 24-Nov. 25) that included 13 goals and six assists ... scored two goals in three consecutive matches - against Utah, Colorado, and Oregon State from Oct. 21-28 ... had a goal or assist in 19 of 26 matches ... Stanford trailed Notre Dame and Oregon State by 1-0 scores, but Taylor scored three of Stanford's four goals in a pair of 2-1 victories ... tied the game against Notre Dame on a 25-yard shot in the 81st minute, and scored both against OSU, in the 55th and 66th minutes ... credited with seven game-winning goals ... scored 93rd-minute overtime winner in NCAA quarterfinal against Oklahoma State with a first-time touch of Rachel Quon's centering pass ... in four of Stanford's seven one-goal victories, Taylor had the winning goal, including a diving header in the 86th minute to win 1-0 at Washington State (Sept. 30) ... selected with the No. 6 pick by the Western New York Flash in the 2012 Women's Professional Soccer draft, but the league folded.

As a Junior in 2010: Named to the All-Pac-10 first team ... moved into eighth on Stanford's all-time points list, with 86 ... also tied for eighth in career assists (20) ... ninth in career goals (33) ... second on the team in goals in 2010, with 11 ... named to the NSCAA All-Pacific Region second team ... received TopDrawerSoccer.com Team of the Season honorable mention ... had two game-winning goals ... scored goals in five consecutive matches, from Oct. 15-30 ... scored the clincher in 2-0 victory over Boston College in the NCAA semifinals (Dec. 3) ... cut in front of a defender to intercept a pass and beat the B.C. goalkeeper one on one with a well-placed 10-yard shot in the 87th minute ... scored two goals in the first nine minutes, and had an assist, against Hawai'i (Sept. 23) ... scored season's first goal in 56th minute of season-opener on a screaming 23-yarder at B.C. (Aug. 20) for a 1-0 lead in a 1-1 draw ... second on the team in shots (70) and shots on goal 43).

As a Sophomore in 2009: Fought through illness and injury to play in all 26 matches, with 23 starts, but did not play a full 90 minutes all season ... her 11 assists tied her for the ninth-highest season total in Stanford history ... tapped in a rebound for the only goal, in the 52nd minute, of a 1-0 victory over UNC Greensboro (Sept. 4) ... scored the clincher in the 89th minute of a 2-0 NCAA second-round victory over BYU (Nov. 14) ... had nine points (2 goals, 5 assists) during a three-match road stretch, at Santa Clara (Oct. 1), Oregon State (Oct. 9), and Oregon (Oct. 11) ... played as a withdrawn midfielder when Courtney Verloo was in the starting lineup ... All-Pac-10 second team selection ... Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention ... named to the Hermann Trophy watch list ... among collegesoccer360.com's Primetime Performers of the Week (Sept. 22) ... Top Drawer Soccer Team of the Week (Oct. 18) ... Stanford/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week (Oct. 19).

As a Freshman in 2008: A first-team NSCAA All-American and first-team All-West Region selection ... a Soccer Buzz second-team All-American, first-team All-West Region ... Soccer America, Soccer Buzz, and Top Drawer Soccer All-Freshman team ... Pac-10 Freshman of the Year ... first-team All-Pac-10 and Pac-10 All-Freshman team ... started all but one game ... led the Pac-10 in goals (16) and game-winning goals (7) scored her first career goal in the home opener against Pacific (Aug. 24) ... registered Stanford's first hat trick in five years, with three goals against Santa Clara (Oct. 3) to earn national team of the week honors by Soccer America and Top Drawer Soccer ... named player of the week by the NSCAA, Soccer America, and the Pac-10, and was selected to Top Drawer Soccer and Soccer Buzz's national teams of the week with three goals and an assist in a pair of wins over Auburn (Sept. 5) and No. 22 Georgia (Sept. 7) at the Georgia/Nike Invitational.

National Team Experience: Called into the U.S. U-23 camp from Oct. 2-7, 2011 that was used to help full national team coach Pia Sundhage to identify young talent for possible inclusion for Olympic qualifying ... also called into the U-23 camp in May, 2012 ... a member of the U-17 U.S. national team in 2006.

High School/Club: A 2008 graduate of Castilleja School in Palo Alto, Calif. ... 2007 Parade Magazine All-American ... two-time NSCAA All-American ... a four-year letterwinner and senior season captain in basketball at Castilleja ... earned All-West Bay Athletic League first team honors as a sophomore ... Castilleja's MVP and Defensive Player of the Year as a sophomore ... played one season of golf ... did not play high school soccer ... played club for the Mountain View-Los Altos Mercury that won three consecutive Cal-North State Cup titles.

Personal: Daughter of Gary and Jennifer Taylor ... has one older brother, Jonathan, and a younger brother, Matthew ... father played football at Maryland ... brother Jon was a swimmer at Yale ... Matthew is a soccer player at Stanford ... contemplating a career in sports medicine ... hobbies include coaching soccer and basketball, and performing community service at the local Boys and Girls Club ... majoring in science, technology and society.

Taylor's career statistics:

Year GP-GS Shots Goals Assists Points
2008 24-24 76 16 3 35
2009 26-23 79 6 11 23
2010 26-25 70 11 6 28
2011 26-26 124 20 7 47
Totals 102-98 349 53 27 133
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