General: Has ability to score goals and attack defenders ... will be a key piece of the Stanford attack in 2011.
As a RS Junior in 2010: Played in 17 games for the Cardinal, including two starts ... score two goals and tallied an assist on the season, goo for five points, which was tied for fifth on the team ... scored Stanford's lone goal in a 2-1 loss to UNLV (9/10) ... scored Stanford's third goal in a 3-0 win over Saint Mary's (9/24) ... assisted on a Dersu Abolfathi's 84th-minute game-winner in a 2-1 upset win over No. 13 UCLA (10/15) ... just eight shots on the season, but six were on target and two found the back of the net.
As a RS Sophomore in 2009: Saw action in 19 games, including one start ... scored his second career goal in the 12th minute and assisted on a Daniel Leon goal in the 89th minute in a 2-0 win over New Mexico (9/27) ... also tallied an assist in Stanford's 2-0 upset win over No. 2 UCLA (10/25).
As a RS Freshman in 2008: Appeared in four games off the bench for the Cardinal...scored his first career goal in a 4-2 win over Washington (11/7) in the 45th minute ... totaled nine shots, three on goal for the season.
As a Freshman in 2007: Redshirted because of injury.
High School/Club: Named to the All-North Bay League first team in 2005 at Santa Rosa (Calif.) High School ... a 2005 Press Democrat first-team All-Redwood Empire selection ... 2005 team captain ... spent a year playing with C.F. Gava in Spain ... played on the Marin FC team that reached the State Cup semifinal.
Personal: Son of Kurt and Ann Amman ... has one sister, Gretel, who is a sophomore on the San Diego State soccer team ... enjoys listening to music, hanging out with friends and ping pong ... mechanical engineering major ... a 2010 honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic selection.
Bret Simon on Amman: "Taylor had a great 2009 season and continues to improve and make an impact as an attacking player for the Cardinal."