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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
Major: Computer Science

2013: Game-by-Game stats 

  • Has appeared in 20 matches, making 18 starts
  • Scored two goals with one assist
  • Had a hand in the opener against College of Charleston (9/20)
  • Scored his first collegiate goal in 3-1 loss to Washington (10/3), heading in a free kick
  • Headed home the winner in 1-0 win at Cal State Northridge in the NCAA Tournament Second Round (11/24)
  • Part of a back line that allows just 1.13 goals per game and has posted four shutouts

2012:

Did not see action

2011:

  • Saw action in seven games, including four starts in defense
  • Helped the Cardinal defense allow just 26 goals on the season
  • Also threat on set pieces who came forward to take two shots

2010:

  • Redshirted

High School/Club:

  • Competed for the Santa Clara Sporting '91 Green for his club 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
  • Also 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 '09
  • A member of the two-time WCAL Champions at Bellarmine
  • Named first team all-Central Coast Section in 2009 and second team in '08
  • 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:

  • Major is undeclared, but interested in civil engineering
  • Son of Gary and Jennifer Taylor
  • Has two siblings
  • Older brother is named Jonathan
  • Sister, Lindsay, is a standout forward for the Stanford women's team

Career Stats:

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