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1 Jessica Taylor
Jessica  Taylor

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Philadelphia, Pa.

High School:
Germantown Academy

Height:
5-5

Position:
Outfield

B/T:
R/R


A 2006 team captain ... a three-year starter in the outfield ... expected to start in center field ... possesses a lot of raw talent ... is quick, strong, and gets a great jump on the ball ... can slap or drive the ball for hits ... is tied for third all-time at UVa in sacrifice hits (39), sixth in hit by pitches (11), tied for eighth in triples (13), eighth in stolen bases (37), and eighth in multiple-hit games (38).

2005- A second-team All-ACC selection ... named to the 2005 VaSID All-State First Team ... ranked 19th in the nation with 0.10 triples per game (six triples in 63 games) ... led UVa's outfielders with a career-high seven assists ... started all 63 games while hitting .309 with 12 RBI ... hit .316 (18-57) in 17 ACC contests ... started 44 games in right field and 19 in center ... hit .338 when leading off an inning ... registered eight doubles, six triples and one home run ... tenth in the ACC with 1.37 total bases per game ... third on the team with 17 multiple-hit games ... had six three-hit games ... drew 12 walks and registered a .353 on-base percentage ... led the team with 10 sacrifice hits ... second on the team with 35 runs scored ... also second on the team and tied for ninth in the ACC with 14 stolen bases ... hit .327 with five RBI when at-bat with two outs ... hit .326 (14-43) with runners in scoring position ... had a nine-game hit streak (Apr. 21-Apr. 30) ... average peaked at a career-high .328 on April 30 ... went 5-5 with one RBI, one triple, two stolen bases and five runs scored in a doubleheader vs. Mt. St. Mary's (Apr. 27) ... was 8-13 in three games vs. NC State (Mar. 26-27) with a double, a home run, a stolen base and three runs scored ... went 5-7 with three doubles, a triple and two runs scored in a doubleheader vs. Longwood (Apr. 12) ... was 3-3 with a double and one run scored in the first game of a doubleheader vs. Virginia Tech (Apr. 30) ... named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

2004- Hit a career best .313 (52-166) while starting 61 games in center field ... led team with seven triples and 18 sacrifice hits ... ranked 11th in the nation with 0.11 triples per game (seven triples in 61 games) ... also hit six doubles and drove in 24 runs ... drew 16 walks and stole 12 bases in 17 attempts ... registered a .346 batting average (9-26) in 10 ACC games ... tied for third on the team with 16 multiple-hit games and tied for fifth with five multiple-RBI contests ... went 4-7 with an RBI and a run scored in a doubleheader vs. #15 Fresno State (Mar. 9) ... was 2-2 with a career-high tying three RBI and a run scored against Towson (Mar. 20) ... had another 2-2 performance with three runs against the Tigers (Apr. 6) ... tied the school record with three stolen bases against Towson (Apr. 6) ... tied career-best with three RBI in second game of a doubleheader vs. Brown (Mar. 31) ... went 4-6 with four runs scored in a doubleheader against James Madison (Apr. 21) ... tallied four hits in six at-bats with three runs and two RBI in a doubleheader sweep vs. Maryland (Apr. 25) ... selected to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

2003- Named to the ACC All-Tournament Team after hitting safely in all five games ... appeared in 55 games with 53 starts ... drew 23 starting assignments in center field and 15 in both left and right field ... hit .262 (38-145) with 26 runs scored ... drove in seven runs and had three doubles ... led team with 11 sacrifice hits ... stole 11 bases in 12 attempts ... tied for second on the team with four hit by pitches ... hit .545 (6-11) with runners on third and less than two outs ... registered five two-hit games ... had four hitting streaks of five or more games during the season, including a seven-game hitting streak ... hit safely in the last five games of the season ... went 5-10 with three RBI, two walks, and two runs scored in three games vs. Bowling Green ... drove in two runs and scored twice against Robert Morris (3/21) ... tied school record with three stolen bases in first game of a doubleheader vs. Rutgers (3/18) ... was 2-3 with two runs and a RBI in second game of a twinbill against East Carolina (4/2) ... recorded five putouts in first game of a doubleheader vs. Florida State (4/26).

High School- Four-time first-team All-League pick and a Montgomery County All-Star in 2002 ... Germantown's Most Valuable Player in 2001 ... three-time softball captain ... also served as a co-captain of the track team ... elected as the student member on the Board of Trustees ... inducted to school's prestigious Academy Club to represent her class as an alum ... served as co-president of A.C.T.- All Cultures Together in 2001-02 ... cellist in the Montgomery County Honors Orchestra for two years ... received commendations in Spanish, mathematics, English, and athletics.

Personal- Born November 14, 1984 in Philadelphia, Pa. ... daughter of Jacquelyn and Art Taylor ... father played basketball and baseball at Franklin & Marshall College ... has a younger brother, Gerard (15) ... a UVa Student Athlete Mentor in 2003-04, 2004-05 and 2005-06 ... is a foreign affairs and spanish double major.

Taylor's Career Statistics

Year G AVG AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI BB SO SB PO AST E
2003 55 .262 145 38 3 0 0 26 7 13 27 11 44 3 2
2004 61 .313 166 52 6 7 0 30 24 16 27 12 57 1 4
2005 63 .309 204 63 8 6 1 35 12 12 21 14 48 7 4
Career 179 .297 515 153 17 13 1 91 43 41 75 37 149 11 10

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