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#16 Matt Taylor
Position: Defender
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 160
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Redwood City, Calif.
High School: Bellarmine Prep
Club: Santa Clara Sporting '91 Green
Major: Computer Science

Career Accolades and Statistics

  • Started 22 games and came on as a substitute in nine others
  • Scored two goals to go along with one assist

As a Redshirt Senior (2014) | Game-by-Game Stats

  • Appeared as a substitute in four matches

As a Redshirt Junior (2013) | Game-by-Game Stats

  • Appeared in 20 matches, making 18 starts
  • Scored two goals and added one assist
  • Had a hand in the opener against College of Charleston (9/20)
  • Scored his first collegiate goal in a 3-1 loss to Washington (10/3), heading in a free kick
  • Headed home the winner in a 1-0 win at Cal State Northridge in the NCAA Tournament Second Round (11/24)

As a Redshirt Sophomore (2012)

  • Did not see action

As a Redshirt Freshman (2011)

  • Played in seven games, including four starts
  • Helped the Cardinal defense allow just 26 goals on the season

As a Freshman (2010)

  • Redshirted

High School/Club

  • Competed for the Santa Clara Sporting '91 Green from 2007-10
  • Helped the Sporting '91 Green to several tournament titles, including the 2010 California Youth Soccer Association State Cup and the 2009 Surf Cup
  • Earned tournament titles at the 2010 NorCal State Cup and the U.S. Club Soccer Regional Tournament
  • Led Bellarmine Prep to Central Coast Section titles in 2008 and 2009
  • A member of the two-time WCAL Champions at Bellarmine
  • Named All-Central Coast Section First Team in 2009 and Second Team in 2008
  • WCAL Defensive Player of the Year in 2009
  • Earned second-team honors in 2008 and 2010 despite missing almost the entire 2010 season with a leg injury
  • Earned the Bill Chambers Award in 2010 and the Mario Astrocola Award in 2009 at Bellarmine

Personal

  • Son of Gary and Jennifer Taylor
  • Has two siblings, Jonathan and Lindsay
  • Lindsay was a standout forward for the Stanford women's team
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