5 Danielle Taylor
Danielle Taylor


Springville, Utah

High School:


Middle Blocker



• Second-Team All-WAC (2007)

• WAC Player of the Week (11/12/07)

An explosive athlete who should bounce back from her injury and contribute right away... Was one of the top middle blockers in the Western Athletic Conference prior to her redshirt season.

2008 Season (Jr.):
Received a medical redshirt after playing in just one match during the season against Weber State at home on Sept. 2... Had two kills and one block assist against the Wildcats.

2007 Season (So.):
Earned second-team all-WAC honors as she hit .262 (215-94-462) during the season and averaged 2.07 kills, 1.12 blocks and 0.52 digs per set... Finished the year ranked seventh in the WAC in hitting percentage and 10th in blocking... Also averaged 2.84 points, 0.20 service aces and 0.09 assists per game... Hit .315 in league matches to rank second in the WAC and averaged 1.24 blocks to rank ninth... Recorded a career-high 12 kills at Boise State and had a career-high nine block assists against New Mexico State... Notched a career-high four service aces against San Jose State in the first round of the 2008 WAC Tournament... Posted double-digits in kills five times during the season... Best match of the season was against Utah on Oct. 30 as she hit a career-high .571 (9-1-14) to go along with nine total blocks... Finished the year with 114 block assists which ranks tied for seventh all-time in school history for a single-season.

2006 Season (Fr.):
Played in 22 matches and 69 sets during the season, starting 17... Missed nine matches during league play due to injury... Finished the year with 102 kills and 66 blocks, while hitting .209 (102-49-253) which ranked second on the team... Her best match of the season was against Nevada on Nov. 11 as she had a season-high 11 kills and seven blocks, while hitting .364 (11-3-22)... Also had 11 kills against Texas-Arlington and Arkansas-Little Rock... Matched her season-high with seven blocks at Idaho on Nov. 18... Averaged 1.48 kills and 0.96 blocks per set.

High School/Club:
Earned first-team all-state and all-district honors for head coach Lelia Roberts as a senior at Springville High School as she helped lead her team to an eighth-place finish at the 4A state tournament... Led her team in kills, blocks and aces as a senior... Also earned second-team all-region honors as a junior and was named an academic all-region selection in volleyball in the fall of 2005... Named her team's MVP three years in a row... Was a member of the High Country 18-1 Club Team coached by Kim Norman... Also played basketball for three seasons at Springville High School.

Born May 14, 1988 in Provo, Utah... One of five children of Neil and Jennifer Taylor... Majoring in public relations.

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