9 Isabelle Taylor
9 Isabelle Taylor
Height: 6-0
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Darien, CT
High School: Darien
Position: OH
Major: Psychology
College: Claremont McKenna

2018 (Junior): SCIAC All-Academic Team ... 
Served as a team captain ... Appeared in only three matches due to injury ... Tallied 13 kills and 12 digs in her limited action ... Had eight of her kills (and nine digs) in the NCAA Tournament in a 3-1 loss to Wisconsin Eau Claire, when she sparked the Athenas off the bench in the second set to tie the match 1-1 ... Also had four kills against Caltech. 

2017 (Sophomore): 
Appeared in 66 sets across 23 matches…Tallied 134 kills for 2.03 per set….202 attack percentage…Dished out six assists…10 service aces…158 digs for 2.39 per set…Put up 30 blocks…Totaled 160 points…Tallied nine kills and a season-high 16 digs in NCAA Championship match against Wittenberg (Nov. 18)

2016 (First-Year): Appeared in five sets across three matches…Tallied 13 kills…five digs

High School / Club Awards and Honors
2015: CHSCA Player of the Year, First-Team All State, FCIAC Champions,  FCIAC Player of the Year, Team Captain & MVP  2014: Class LL State Champions, MVP of State Championship, CHSCA Player of the Year, CT Gatorade Player of the Year, First-Team All State, FCIAC Champions, First-Team All FCIAC, Team Captain & MVP. Competed for CT Juniors.

Majoring in psychology ... Plans to pursue a career in marketing and brand development ... Spent the summer (2019) working for a tech start-up as a social media marketer, analyst, and brand development associate ... Worked the previous summer as a marketing analyst at Vettery, a tech start-up in New York City ... On campus, she serves as the director of Wellness Programs for CPB, has served as the Social Media Director and the Head Events Coordinator for Advocates for Survivors of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence, and previously served as a Marketing Associate for Claremont Women in Business ... Lists Clinical Psychology as the most interesting course she has taken so far ("I got to work in a mental health facility providing individual and group therapy to patients!").  

Favorite Athlete: Kerri Walsh Jennings
Favorite Activities: Spending time with friends and family, going to the beach/swimming, attending concerts, and hiking!
Favorite Quote: "Somewhere behind the athlete you've become and the hours of practice and the coaches who have pushed you is a little girl who fell in love with the game and never looked back... play for her." -Mia Hamm