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Taylor Francis

Player Profile
Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Cary, N.C.

High School:
Panther Creek

Height:
5-6

Position:
GK

Birthdate:
03/29/1995

Experience:
HS

QUOTING MILLER: "Taylor gained some valuable experience this year and has improved in many areas of her game. We expect her to be in the conversation for the starting position for this fall."

2013: Saw action in nine matches and six starts as a freshman goalkeeper...Among ACC goalkeeping leaders, ranked No. 14 in saves (38) and No. 4 in saves per game (4.22). Started each of the last six games during the year...Became the starting goalkeeper after previous starter Nicole D'Agostino was sidelined for the season with an injury...Finished with a career-high nine saves in facing 26 shots at Maryland (Oct. 31)...Made seven saves at Duke (Oct. 27) and at Wake Forest (Oct. 24)...Made four saves and limited Miami to one goal in her first career start (Oct. 10)...Saw first career game action, played 22 minutes vs. Bucknell (Aug. 30).

HIGH SCHOOL: A June 2013 graduate of Panther Creek High School in Cary, N.C....Ranked by TopDrawerSoccer as the 107th best recruit nationally, the No. 14 player in the South Atlantic Region and No. 10 goalkeeper in the nation in the Class of 2013...Ranked by ESPN-HS as the No. 135 player nationally...Two-time All-Tri-Nine Conference honorable mention selection...Two-time Academic All-Tri-Nine Conference selection...Two-time finalist for the Gatorade State Player of the Year Award...Among her individual club accomplishments are: led the Region 3 Premier League in save percentage in 2010 and was named the Most Valuable Player at the Super Y Nationals...Competed in the North Carolina Olympic Development Program (2007-12) and was a member of the Region III Olympic Development Team from 2008-10...Played for the CASL Chelsea Ladies for head coach Damon Nahas from 2011-13...Guided Chelsea to back-to-back National Championships and back-to-back Southeast Conference titles in the Under-17 and Under-16 age groups (2011 and 2012)...Played for the CASL Spartan Elite Black from 2007-11...Led team to the 2011 USYSA Region 3 Semifinals, North Carolina State Cup, the 2010 R3 Premier League championship, ECNL National Semifinals and the ECNL Southeast Conference title, USYSA Region 3 semifinals and 2009 USYSA National Championship finalist, and Region 3 title...Also guided team to the 2008 Super Y National Championship...Four-time North Carolina Cup State Champion...Competed at various US Soccer Training Centers in Winston-Salem, Greenville, S.C.; Greensboro, Richmond, Va.; Frisco, Texas; Montevallo, Ala.; and Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

PERSONAL: Born Taylor Marie Francis on March 29, 1995...Daughter of Joe and Kellie Francis...Honor Roll student...Hobbies and interests include whitewater rafting, backpacking (has been to Europe) and dance...Plans to major in biology...Undeclared major and enrolled in the Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences.


CAREER HIGHS

Minutes: 90, six times.

Saves: 9, at Maryland, 10/31/13.

Shots Faced: 31, at Duke, 10/27/13.

Goals Against: 0, three times.

CAREER GOALKEEPING STATISTICS

Season

GP-GS

Min.

GA

GAAvg.

Sv

SV%

W-L-T

Sho

2013

9-6

587:24

21

3.22

38

.644

0-6-0

0.0

Totals

9-6

587:24

21

3.22

38

.644

0-6-0

0.0