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Maryland Volleyball BIO
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Taylor Smith
Player Profile:

As a Freshman (2016): Saw time in 29 matches (101 sets) with 26 starts ... notched 34 assists, 10 digs, three blocks and four kills vs. Indiana (11/25) ... posted 37 assists, 17 digs and three blocks vs. #10 Penn State (11/13) ... tallied a double-double with 42 assists and 11 digs at Purdue (11/2) ... notched 48 assists, three service aces, nine digs, nine kills and four blocks vs. #19 Ohio State (10/26) ... posted 33 assists, three service aces and eight digs at Rutgers (10/22) ... tallied a double-double with 43 assists and 12 digs while adding four kills and five blocks vs. #16 Michigan (10/19) ... served three aces while dishing 35 assists at #21 Michigan State (10/8) ... notched 41 assists, six digs and three blocks at #23 Michigan (10/7) ... posted 47 assists, six digs and four blocks vs. #24 Illinois (10/2) ... tallied five kills, 19 assists and four digs at #2 Minnesota (9/23) ... set a new career high with 52 assists while adding nine digs and three blocks vs. Oklahoma (9/16) ... notched 29 assists and added four kills, four digs and four blocks vs. Towson (9/10) ... tallied 31 assists and 13 digs vs. Princeton (9/9) ... posted 34 assists, nine digs, three blocks and two kills at #4 Kansas (9/2) ... made 19 assists and served one ace vs. Delaware State (8/27) ... tallied 35 assists and five digs in collegiate debut vs. Eastern Michigan (8/26).

Before Maryland: Included in PrepVolleyball.com’s Senior Aces ‘The 150’ … four-year letterwinner at Garrett … holds school records in season service aces (98), career kills (1,258), career service aces (343), career digs (1,180) and career blocks (354) … two-time Prep of the Year … three-time all-area and all-conference honoree … honorable mention all-state in 2012 … also a three-year letterwinner in basketball … three-time all-area and all-conference performer as a center … played for Wayne Volleyball Club for eight years.

Personal: Daughter of Matt and Tammy Smith … father played football at Manchester University … has three siblings, Adam, Cameron and Logan … chose Maryland for the academic opportunities and the program’s vision … three-year All-A honor roll member … member of National Honors Society … sports hero is Peyton Manning ... career goal is to become a chiropractor … intends to major in kinesiology.

SMITH CAREER HIGHS
Kills: 7 vs. Ohio State (10/26/16)
Assists: 52 vs. Oklahoma (9/16/16)
Aces: 3 (4x) last vs. Rutgers (11/13/16)
Digs: 17 vs. Penn State (11/13/16)
Blocks: 5 vs. Michigan (10/19/16)
Double-Doubles: 5, last vs. Indiana (11/25/16)

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