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Taylor Fricano
Taylor Fricano

RS Freshman

Palatine, Ill.

High School:



2014: Has played in seven sets andsix matches ... recorded first career kill and point against Florida A&M (Sept. 6) ... tallied another kill against Ball State (Sept. 13) ... put away her third kill against Washington (Sept. 19) ... recorded a fourth kill vs. Rutgers (Oct. 10)

Redshirt season

High school: Ranked 33rd on the Senior Aces list by PrepVolleyball.com ... 2012 PrepVolleyball.com special mention All-American ... 2012 first-team all-state by the Champaign News Gazette ... earned all-area honors by the Daily Herald and Chicago Sun Times ... named the Mid-Suburban League Player of the Year ... recorded 293 kills, while hitting .339, and added 231 digs, 43 blocks and 41 service aces as a senior ... aided the Pirates to conference and regional championships her final season ... also plays with Sky High Volleyball Club under coach Scott Harris ... team finished fifth at the 2012 AAU Junior Championships and 19th at the 2012 USA Junior Nationals

Personal: Parents are Linn and Anthony Fricano ... has two brothers - Anthony Jr. (21) and Joe (16) ... mother competed in track at Harper College ... nicknames are Tay or Frick ... born Feb. 4 ... enjoys photography, painting, sketching/drawing, art things, cow tipping, auto-mechanic repairs and rehabilitation ... has volunteered to coach volleyball and basketball with her local park district ... also volunteers to take photos of events for the park district

Major: Intends on majoring in law or business

Why Wisconsin?

"I chose Wisconsin because it holds the greatest coaching staff in the nation while also belonging to the most intense conference in the country. It's one of the most prestigious universities in the nation that offers not only a great athletic environment but a priceless education that's irreplaceable and unlike any other."


Match Highs
Kills: 1 (4x; MR vs. Rutgers, 10-10-14)
Attempts: 10 vs. Florida A&M, 9-6-14
%: .000 (1-1-5) vs. Ball State, 9-13-14
Assists: 0
Aces: 0
Digs: 0
Blocks: 0
Points: 1.0 (3x; MR vs. Rutgers, 10-10-14)

Off the Court with Taylor Fricano

Favorites -Spot on campus: Top of Observatory Drive; Cartoon Character: Batman; Movie: Forrest Gump; Celebrity: Tom Hanks; Food: Pizza; Holiday: Thanksgiving; TV Show: Scrubs; Book: One Mississippi; Car: 1967 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham; Musical artist: Jake Owen; Athlete: Kobe Bryant; Volleyball Player: Kerri Walsh; Sports team: New York Giants
First started volleyball (age/grade): 15/Freshman Year
Earliest volleyball memory: In my first game, I didn't even know that we ended the game at 25 points.
Most memorable volleyball match: vs. Texas last season
My favorite thing about Wisconsin volleyball is: the team
Before each match, I: Do something that I will not give away on here
Best UW road trip: Pepperdine, 2013
Favorite place to play (besides the Field House): Nebraska
My teammates say I am: Pretty good at making ugly faces
Favorite thing to do off the court with my teammates is: Eat
Most memorable volleyball achievement: MSL player of the year
Is there something significant about your uniform number? I've got five people in my family and I represent them every time I play
The best thing about the Field House is: The third tier
If I could change one volleyball rule, it would be: Back row attacks; let us cross the 10-foot line
My goal for this year is: Help out as much as I can
Dream as a collegiate player: Four NCAA championships
If you were stranded on an island, which three teammates would you bring with you and why? Romana because she entertains me and I like listening to her accent, Erin Juley because she would keep me calm, and probably Deme because she's a survivor.
What would you be doing if you weren't playing collegiate volleyball? Going to community college back home.
The best thing about Madison is: It's close to home
Fantasy job/career: Some sort of fashion model
When you were growing up, what did you want to be? A vet
Persons most admired/role models: My parents
My most prized possession is/are: My cars, those are my babies.
I can't live without: My family
My secret addiction is: Fried pickles
Weird thing about me that almost no one knows: I don't eat beef
The community service activity or group I most like: Badgers give back
The best sporting event I ever attended was: Anaheim Angels baseball game
Nobody knows how much I love to: sing
If I could live any place in the world it would be: Carlsbad, California
A non-athletic talent I have is: I can make really ugly faces, really fast
Non-athletic talent I would like to have is: Flexibility
If you could trade places for a day with a person, who would it be and why? I would love to be Coach Kelly for a day so I could play with Lexi and Reagan for the whole day
Who would star as you in the story of your life? Cameron Diaz
If I had a million dollars, I would: Buy me and my family new cars
Most famous person I've ever met: Hunter Haye's cousin. He was at Country Thunder watchin Haye's perform and I met him so that was cool.
If I was Coach Sheffield for the day, I would: Lie about a recruit I was going to watch and just buy myself a nice vacation #cali
What is your favorite Kelly saying? "Kt, you have to make this serve in zone 5, short and flat, or Fric has to run the lower bowl of the football field."
What are you most thankful for? My family and my health
What are you passionate about? Volunteering
My favorite quote or motto is: "Yesterday is not ours to recover but today is ours to win or lose."
My favorite saying or a phrase I use all the time is: "Carl! Good to see you!"
The best advice I have ever gotten is: "Keep your head up."
My worst habit is: Leaving dirty clothes around and then having to do a huge load of laundry on Sunday
I am afraid of: Heights

What does it mean to be a Badger?

"It means being great, even when no one is looking."

Volleyball vs Minnesota
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