7 - Taylor Clendenin
Taylor Clendenin
Height: 5-11
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Statesville, N.C.
High School: North Iredell HS
Position: OH

As a sophomore (2010): Appeared in 32 matches, including 29 starts…Third on the team in kills (249), kills per set (2.20), digs (281), and digs per set (2.49)…Posted five double-doubles and one triple-double…Season-high 33 assists at Converse (Sep. 6)…Three straight double-doubles (Sep. 10-11)…Nearly posted a double-double with 13 kills and nine digs against Limestone (Sep. 24)…Notched a season-best .571 hitting percentage against Converse (Sep. 25)…Season-high 18 kills at Belmont Abbey (Sep. 29)…Posted a triple-double with 15 kills, 22 assists, and 11 digs at Pfeiffer (Oct. 5)…Season-high 19 digs at Lenoir-Rhyne (Oct. 22)…Recorded a double-double with 11 kills and 11 digs against Pfeiffer (Nov. 2).

As a freshman (2009): Appeared in 32 matches…Third on the team in kills (288) and kills per set (2.57)…Fifth in blocks (58)…Posted 11 kills in her collegiate debut against Davis & Elkins (Aug. 28)…Recorded a season-high .571 hitting percentage against Francis Marion (Aug. 29)…Notched at least 10 kills in four straight matches (Sep. 5-15)…Season-high seven digs against Carson-Newman (Sep. 5)…Posted eight kills and a season-high six blocks at Coker (Sep. 18)…Four straight matches with at least 10 kills (Sep. 22-30)…Notched 15 kills against Limestone (Oct. 10)…Season-high 16 kills at Lander (Oct. 23)…Recorded 12 kills and six digs against Flagler (Nov. 20) in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament.

High School: Graduated from North Iredell High School in Statesville, N.C…Coached by Natalie Triblle...Most Improved…Recipient of the Raider Award for putting the team before herself…Two-time all-conference and all-county selection…Led the team in blocking in 2008…Member of 2009 state championship team.

Personal: Born on Feb. 10, 1991 in Statesville, N.C…Daughter of Tim Clendenin, Jerry Turner, and Susan Turner…Has one brother, Matthew Turner, and one sister, Casey Clendenin…Cousin Logan Feimster plays football at Wake Forest…Majoring in art and design with a minor in business administration…Plans to attend graduate school.

More about Taylor: Favorite midnight snack: Oreos…Favorite movie: “Pirates of the Caribbean”…Favorite musical artist: Jason Aldean…Favorite saying by Coach Schneider: “Squirrel!”…Most thrilling moment in sports: Winning the state championship in high school…Taylor’s advice to kids: “Don’t give up”…Favorite color: Purple…Best advice Taylor has ever been given: “Obstacles don’t have to stop you, just find a way around them”…When people first meet Taylor, they think: She’s really quiet.