Brittany Taylor (soccer)

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Brittany Taylor
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Brittany Taylor in Sky Blue FC colors
Personal information
Full name Brittany Nicole Taylor
Date of birth (1987-09-18) September 18, 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Campbell Hall, New York, United States
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Western New York Flash
Number 13
Youth career
North Rockland Lady Storm
Albertson Express
2005–2009 Connecticut Huskies
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009 Hudson Valley Quickstrike Lady Blues 9 (3)
2010–2011 Sky Blue FC 42 (2)
2012–2013 New York Fury 9 (1)
2013– Western New York Flash 45 (5)
National team
2006–2007 United States U-20
2008– United States U-21
2010– United States 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of April 14, 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 February 2011

Brittany Nicole Taylor (born September 18, 1987) is an American soccer defender currently playing for the Western New York Flash in the NWSL. She previously played for Sky Blue FC in the WPS and the United States U-20 women's national soccer team.

Early life[edit]

Born in Campbell Hall, New York, Taylor attended Washingtonville High School in Washingtonville, New York where she was a four-year letterwinner and three-time Section 9 Player of the Year from 2002 to 2004. She was named All-American, Youth All-American and New York State Player of the Year during her senior year. She was named All-East Region 2, All-State and Times Herald Recorder Player of the Year from 2002-2004 and Striker of the Year in 2003. Taylor set a school record for goals with 127 and goals in a single season at 36.

Taylor also played for club teams, North Rockland Lady Storm and Albertson Express. She was a member of the Region I Olympic Development Program (ODP) team and played for the Under-17 U.S. National team. [1]

University of Connecticut[edit]

Taylor left the University of Connecticut women's soccer team as one of the best players in program history. Taylor was a two-time All-American as a defender in 2007 & 2009 and was named BIG EAST Defender of the Year both of those seasons. In 2006, Taylor was the only player to have scored twice against the University of North Carolina all season. After missing the 2008 season due to an injury Taylor was able to help lead the Huskies to the 2009 NCAA Tournament. She scored the match-winning goal in second overtime in the Huskies First Round match-up against Boston University in the 2009 NCAA Tournament.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Club[edit]

Sky Blue FC[edit]

Taylor was selected during the first round (sixth overall) of the 2010 WPS Draft by Sky Blue FC. She was named a WPS All-Star in her first season for Sky Blue FC.

New York Fury[edit]

After the WPS suspended operations in 2012, Taylor joined the New York Fury in the WPSL Elite.[2]

Western New York Flash[edit]

In 2013, Taylor signed with the Western New York Flash for the inaugural season of the National Women's Soccer League.[3]

International[edit]

Taylor represented the United States as a member of the U-20 team that took part in the Nordic Cup in the summer of 2006.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Brittany Taylor". University of Connecticut. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "High-scoring Adriana, Taylor & Zerboni among free agents added by Western New York Flash". Democrat and Chronicle. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  3. ^ Kassouf, Jeff. "Report: WNY Flash reveal five free agents". Equalizer Soccer. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 

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