Every women’s team (11) averaged a 3.0 G.P.A. or higher
FAU wins fourth shutout in a row
Owls will recognize six seniors
Alves with game-winner
Owls improve to 6-1
2014 (Junior): Made 15 starts and tallied more than 1,000 minutes on the pitch in her first season with the Owls…scored on a penalty kick against Stetson on Aug. 24…dished out assists in back-to-back games, including on a game-winner in overtime against Brown on Sept. 14…took 35 shots on the season.
2013 (at UCF): -Scored third goal of UCF's 4-0 win over Stetson (9/13)...Netted the game-winning goal and assisted another in her first start of the season during UCF's 4-0 win at Houston...Scored third goal of UCF's 3-0 win over SMU in the American Athletic Conference quarterfinals with 26 seconds remaining...Netted a PK in an extended shootout in the American championships final against Rutgers to help UCF clinch the first title in league history.
2012 (at UCF): - Played in 20 matches, logging one start at Memphis...Scored game-winning goal at USF in the first game of her career...Scored and dished an assist against North Florida.
Prior to UCF: Played club for Team Boca under the direction of Chip Dutchik and Rocky Orezzoil...As a member of Team Boca, she advanced to the Elite Eight in 2011 and in 2012 won the Disney Qualifier Tournament...A four-year varsity standout for the Jensen Beach High School's soccer team...She led the Falcons in scoring her senior year with 30 goals and added 15 assists as the center midfielder and team captain...As a junior, earned the Golden Boot Award and was named Coaches' Player of the Year...Awarded all-area team distinction in 2011 with the Treasure Coast Scripts...Named all-area honorable mention her sophomore year with 15 goals and two assists.
Personal: Daughter of Jeff Townsend and Jeanie Holzmacher, Taylor is majoring in Communication Studies.
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