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12 - Taylor Stephens
Taylor Stephens
Height: 6-0
Year: Jr.-1L
Hometown: Phoenix, Ariz.
High School: Scottsdale Christian Academy
Position: MB
m 30
k/s 1.70
h % .299
a/s 0.08
b/s 1.19
sa/s 0.16
d/s 0.73

Academic Notes: Majoring in biomedical science with a minor in chemistry...Three-time Golden Eagle Scholar-Athlete Award recipient...Two-time Big Sky All-Academic selection.

Career Notes: Ninth in program history in block average (0.93).

2013 (Junior): Started all 30 matches and played in all 110 sets...Led the team and ranked fifth in the Big Sky and 79th in the NCAA with 1.19 blocks per set...Recorded eighth best single season block average in program history...Totaled 131 total blocks, the seventh highest single season total in program history...Led the team with 25 solo blocks...Tied the fifth highest single season block assist total with 106...Recorded at least one block in all 30 matches and had 18 matches with four or more blocks...Had six matches with at least eight blocks...Recorded career-high nine blocks vs. Northern Colorado...Led the team and ranked fifth in the Big Sky  with a .299 hitting percentage...Hit .300 or better in 15 matches, .400 or better in nine matches and .500 or better in seven matches...Hit a career-best .750 with seven kills vs. Campbell...Ranked fifth on the team with 1.70 kills per set and 187 total kills...Had at least five kills in 21 of 30 matches...Recorded double-digit kills in four matches with season-high 14 kills twice vs. Idaho State and at Northern Colorado...Ranked third on the team with 2.83 points per set and 18 service aces...Averaged 0.73 digs per set and had eight matches with at least four digs...Totaled 80 digs...Added nine assists.

2012 (Sophomore): Appeared in 14 matches with one start...Played in 28 sets...Ranked fourth on the team with 0.75 blocks per set, totaling 21 blocks for the season...Recorded career-high five blocks vs Fresno State and Weber State...Had two solo blocks and 19 block assists...Totaled 12 kills and 0.43 kills per set...Posted multiple kills in five matches...Added six digs and two service aces.

2011 (Freshman): Appeared in 17 matches with four starts...Played in 41 sets...Averaged 0.95 kills per set with 39 total kills...Career-high 15 kills at Eastern Washington...Averaged 1.05 digs per set with 43 total digs...Career-high 12 digs vs Utah Valley...Totaled 15 blocks, posting four blocks against both Sacramento State and Eastern Washington...Also recorded three service aces and a perfect 1.000 receiving percentage.

High School: Four-year starter and letterwinner at Scottsdale Christian Academy…Two-year captain for head coach Julie Southwick…Named 2A Metro Region Player of the Year…Two-time Most Valuable Player award recipient…Scholar-Athlete award winner…Senior Athlete of the Month in August 2010…Named to Desert Classic Girls’ Volleyball All-Tournament team…Earned Ceil Billings Invitational All-Tournament team honors.

Personal: Taylor Ann Stephens was born Nov. 26, 1992 in Phoenix, Ariz.…Daughter of Alan and Carrie Stephens…One brother, Bryan…Enjoys hiking, backpacking, and crafting...Aspires to be a physical therapist.

Recent Games
Nov 9 at Portland State L, 3-1
Nov 14 Montana W, 3-1
Nov 16 Montana State W, 3-1
Nov 21 at North Dakota L, 3-0
Nov 23 at Northern Colorado L, 3-2
Nov 29 vs. Montana L, 3-2
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 30 20
Sets 110 77
Kills 187 133
Kills per set 1.70 1.73
Errors 67 49
Total Attacks 402 285
Hitting Percentage .299 .295
Assists 9 4
Assists per set 0.08 0.05
Service Aces 18 12
Service Errors 42 25
Service Aces per set 0.16 0.16
Reception Errors 1 1
Digs 80 55
Digs per set 0.73 0.71
Block Solo 25 16
Block Assist 106 81
Block Total 131 97
Blocks per set 1.19 1.26
Block Errors 9 6
Ball Handling Errors 1 0
Points 283.0 201.5
Points per set 2.6 2.6
Date Opponent Score s k e ta pct a sa se re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Aug 30 vs. Campbell W, 3-0 3 7 1 8 .750 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 8.5
Aug 31 vs. San Jose State W, 3-0 3 5 3 12 .167 1 1 2 0 2 1 7 0 8 0 10.5
Aug 31 at William & Mary W, 3-0 3 3 1 7 .286 1 1 2 0 5 0 2 0 2 0 5.0
Sep 6 San Diego State W, 3-0 3 3 1 14 .143 1 1 1 0 2 1 2 2 3 0 6.0
Sep 7 Idaho W, 3-0 3 5 2 8 .375 0 1 1 0 1 0 4 0 4 0 8.0
Sep 7 Cal State Northridge L, 3-1 4 9 1 17 .471 1 1 3 0 4 1 2 0 3 1 12.0
Sep 13 vs. Abilene Christian W, 3-0 3 6 1 9 .556 0 0 1 0 1 1 5 0 6 0 9.5
Sep 14 vs. Towson L, 3-0 3 3 2 9 .111 1 0 1 0 5 2 2 0 4 0 6.0
Sep 14 at New Mexico L, 3-0 3 5 2 11 .273 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 6.0
Sep 19 Idaho State W, 3-2 5 14 5 30 .300 0 1 1 1 3 1 7 1 8 0 19.5
Sep 21 Weber State W, 3-0 3 4 2 6 .333 0 0 2 0 0 1 3 0 4 0 6.5
Sep 27 at Sacramento State L, 3-1 4 10 4 18 .333 0 0 0 0 1 2 4 0 6 0 14.0
Sep 30 Southern Utah W, 3-0 3 6 1 9 .556 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 6.5
Oct 3 Portland State W, 3-0 3 7 1 12 .500 0 0 1 0 3 0 7 0 7 0 10.5
Oct 5 Eastern Washington W, 3-0 3 6 1 9 .556 0 2 0 0 3 1 7 0 8 0 12.5
Oct 11 at Montana State L, 3-2 5 8 4 19 .211 0 0 3 0 2 0 8 0 8 0 12.0
Oct 12 at Montana W, 3-1 4 7 1 10 .600 0 1 1 0 3 0 6 0 6 0 11.0
Oct 17 Northern Colorado L, 3-2 5 9 4 22 .227 0 0 1 0 3 0 9 0 9 0 13.5
Oct 19 North Dakota W, 3-0 3 4 4 11 .000 1 0 2 0 2 4 2 1 6 0 9.0
Oct 24 at Weber State W, 3-0 3 2 2 5 .000 0 2 2 0 3 0 3 0 3 0 5.5
Oct 26 at Idaho State W, 3-2 5 6 1 11 .455 0 0 1 0 3 1 3 0 4 0 8.5
Nov 2 Sacramento State W, 3-0 3 1 0 3 .333 0 0 2 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 2.0
Nov 4 at Southern Utah L, 3-2 5 6 3 20 .150 0 1 2 0 4 0 1 0 1 0 7.5
Nov 7 at Eastern Washington W, 3-0 3 3 3 11 .000 1 1 2 0 2 0 4 0 4 0 6.0
Nov 9 at Portland State L, 3-1 4 6 3 16 .188 1 0 1 0 5 1 4 1 5 0 9.0
Nov 14 Montana W, 3-1 4 6 3 17 .176 0 2 1 0 3 1 2 0 3 0 10.0
Nov 16 Montana State W, 3-1 4 12 1 16 .688 0 1 2 0 5 2 4 1 6 0 17.0
Nov 21 at North Dakota L, 3-0 3 2 2 9 .000 0 0 1 0 2 1 1 0 2 0 3.5
Nov 23 at Northern Colorado L, 3-2 5 14 4 31 .323 1 1 0 0 5 0 5 1 5 0 17.5
Nov 29 vs. Montana L, 3-2 5 8 4 22 .182 0 0 3 0 4 2 0 1 2 0 10.0
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
Total 30 110 187 1.70 67 402 .299 9 0.08 18 0.16 80 0.73 25 106 131 1.19 283.0 2.6
Conference 20 77 133 1.73 49 285 .295 4 0.05 12 0.16 55 0.71 16 81 97 1.26 201.5 2.6
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Home 13 46 86 1.87 26 174 .345 3 0.07 9 0.20 32 0.70 13 50 63 1.37 133.0 2.9
Away 12 47 72 1.53 30 168 .250 4 0.09 7 0.15 36 0.77 6 41 47 1.00 105.5 2.2
Neutral 5 17 29 1.71 11 60 .300 2 0.12 2 0.12 12 0.71 6 15 21 1.24 44.5 2.6

Wins 19 64 107 1.67 34 208 .351 5 0.08 15 0.23 44 0.69 15 70 85 1.33 172.0 2.7
Losses 11 46 80 1.74 33 194 .242 4 0.09 3 0.07 36 0.78 10 36 46 1.00 111.0 2.4

August 3 9 15 1.67 5 27 .370 2 0.22 3 0.33 7 0.78 1 10 11 1.22 24.0 2.7
September 10 34 65 1.91 21 131 .336 3 0.09 4 0.12 18 0.53 10 30 40 1.18 94.0 2.8
October 8 31 49 1.58 18 99 .313 1 0.03 5 0.16 22 0.71 6 45 51 1.65 82.5 2.7
November 9 36 58 1.61 23 145 .241 3 0.08 6 0.17 33 0.92 8 21 29 0.81 82.5 2.3