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Megan

Taylor

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Goalie
Height: 5'3"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Glenelg, Md.
High School: Glenelg

Bio

CAREER HONORS
• 2017 IWLCA National Goalie of the Year
• 2017 IWLCA First Team All-American
• 2017 IL Women Media Second Team All-American
• 2017 IWLCA First Team All-Region
• 2017 Big Ten Goaltender of the Year
• 2017 Big Ten All-Tournament Team
• 2017 All-Big Ten
• 2017 Tewaaraton Award nominee
• 2017 Academic All-Big Ten
• Epoch/US Lacrosse National Player of the Week (3/13/17)
• ILWomen National Defensive Player of the Week (4/4/17)
• IWLCA Fast Break Defensive Player of the Week (3/15/17, 4/5/17)
• 6x Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week (3/1/16, 2/14/17, 2/28/17, 3/4/17, 3/14/17, 4/4/17)
• 2016 IWLCA Second Team All-Region
• 2016 Big Ten Goaltender of the Year
• 2016 Big Ten All-Tournament Team
• 2016 All-Big Ten

TAYLOR IN THE NEWS
• Meet perhaps the smallest, happiest and best goalie in NCAA women's lacrosse (Washington Post, May 13, 2017)
• Megan Taylor's Netminding Keeps Terps On Top (PressBox, April 19, 2017)
• Top-ranked Terps' freshman goalie balances lacrosse duties with Caps fandom (Washington Post, May 4, 2016)


As a Sophomore in 2017: Played in 22 games with 21 starts in cage ...third in the nation with a .535 save percentage ... ranked third nationally with 213 saves ... made 12 saves in the NCAA Championship game vs. Boston College (5/28) ... notched 10 saves vs. Penn State (5/26) ... made 16 saves against Northwestern (5/7) ... made a career-high 20 saves and grabbed three ground balls vs. Florida (3/29) ... notched 12 saves vs. Penn (3/22) ... made 18 saves with a .720 save percentage vs. Syracuse (3/11) ... notched 10 saves vs. Hofstra (3/4) ... made 10 saves and grabbed three ground balls vs. UNC (2/25) ... tallied 10 saves at Georgetown (2/18) ... made eight saves while allowing just three goals vs. William & Mary (2/11), good for a .727 save percentage ... also tallied three ground balls and two caused turnovers ... Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week (2/14, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 4/4) ... Epoch/US Lacrosse National Player of the Week (3/13).

As a Freshman in 2016: Started in 22 games and played in all 23 ... made seven saves and caused one turnover against Syracuse (5/27) ... tallied seven saves and allowed just three goals vs. UMass (5/23) ... made eight saves and picked up one ground ball vs. Johns Hopkins (5/15) ... notched seven saves and two ground balls vs. Northwestern (5/8) ... made eight saves vs. JHU (4/6) ... tallied 11 saves and two ground balls vs. Northwestern (3/31) ... made four saves and picked up two ground balls at Florida (3/19) ... made seven saves and four ground balls at Syracuse (3/12) ... Big Ten Defensive Player and Freshman of the Week (3/1) ... made eight saves and one ground ball at North Carolina (2/27) ... started vs. Georgetown (2/20), allowing one goal and picking up one ground ball.

Before Maryland: 2015 Under Armour All-American ... ranked No. 27 on the Inside Lacrosse Top 50 Freshmen rankings ... Under Armour Underclassmen team in 2013 and 2014 ... first team all-county in 2012, 2013 and 2014, second team in 2015 ... US Lacrosse All-American in 2014 ... US Lacrosse Academic All-American in 2014 ... All-met second team in 2014 ... played club for M&D Lax ... also lettered in field hockey and basketball.

Personal: Born Dec. 18, 1996 ... daugher of Gary and Terri Taylor ... has two siblings, Amanda and Alex ... Alex was a lacrosse goalie at Salisbury ... sports hero is Alex Ovechkin ... if she could play another sport at Maryland, it would be field hockey.


Taylor Career Statistics
Year GP-GS Svs. GA Sv.% Min. GAA W-L GB CT
2016 23-22 121 136 .471 1203:56 6.78 22-1 23 3
2017 22-21 213 185 .535 1176:50 9.43 22-0 30 7
Total 45-43 334 321 .510 2380:46 8.09 43-1 53 10

TAYLOR CAREER HIGHS
Saves: 20 vs. Florida (3/29/17)
Caused turnovers: 2 (2x), last vs. Syracuse (3/11/17)
Ground balls: 4 at Syracuse (3/12/16)


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