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Taylor Morey
Taylor Morey

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Muncie, Ind.

High School:
Burris

Last College:
Notre Dame

Height:
5-6

Position:
L/DS

Honors: 2013 ND State Invitational All-Tournament ... Two-time Big East Freshman of the Week

Of Note: Transfer from Notre Dame ... has two years of eligibility remaining ... great defender with excellent quickness

Honor: 2013 North Dakota State University All-Tournament Team ... Two-time Big East Freshman of the Week

2013: Played in all 38 matches, starting two at left-side hitter and seven at defensive specialist ... also played libero for 13 matches ... played back row for Ellen Chapman ... averaged 2.65 digs per set ... recorded a season-high 25 digs vs. VCU (Sept. 21) ... had double-figure digs in 17 matches and 20-plus digs in five matches ... put up a career-best 11 assists and also had 13 digs vs. Pepperdine (Aug. 31) for her first career double-double ... started on the left-side vs. Delaware (Aug. 31) for the first time since high school, recording a career-best four kills, 11 attempts and five points ... had four service aces on the season ...

2012 (at Notre Dame): Played in all 30 matches at libero ... two-time Big East Freshman of the Week ... led the Fighting Irish and ranked 10th in the Big East with 4.13 digs per set ... led team in digs in 27 matches ... recorded double-digit digs in 26 contests, including nine matches with 20-plus digs ... tallied a career-high 29 digs in opening match of career against No. 1 UCLA (Aug. 24) ... had team-high 28 service aces, averaging 0.25 per set ... also had 108 assists (0.95/set) ... registered 21 digs and five assists vs. Buffalo (Sept. 1) ... had 22 digs and four assists vs. Eastern Kentucky (Sept. 2) ... tallied 20 digs at Cincinnati (Sept. 21) ... had 25 digs and four assists at No. 10 Louisville (Sept. 23) ... registered 10 digs and career-high three service aces vs. UConn (Oct. 6) ... had 13 digs, four assists and tied career-high with three service aces vs. St. John's (Oct. 7) ... turned in 20 digs, two service aces and three assists at DePaul (Oct. 12) ... tallied 21 digs, seven assists and two service aces at Seton Hall (Nov. 3) and 23 digs and eight assists in a 3-1 win over Rutgers (Nov. 4) to earn Big East Freshman of the Week honors ... concluded regular season with 21 digs and four assists at Ohio (Nov. 23)

Prep: Indiana's 2010 Gatorade Player of the Year ... 2011 first-team Under Armour All-American ... played in 2011 Under Armour All-America Volleyball Match & Skills Competition ... one of ESPNHS's top 25 players in the class of 2012 ... Volleyball Fab 50 ... ranked 31st on PrepVolleyball.com Senior Aces ... tabbed as one of the top sophomores (2009) and top juniors (2010) by PrepVolleyball.com ... led Burris High School to a pair of undefeated seasons and two state titles ... team also won four conference, three sectional and three regional crowns ... recorded overall record of 147-7 as a prep ... four-time all-league ... three-time all-state ... team captain as a junior and senior ... also played club volleyball with Municiana Volleyball Club for coach Mike Lingenfelter ... five-time All-American ... led club team to 2011 AAU national title and runner-up title in 2012 ... featured in December 2009 Sports Illustrated issue as part of its "Faces in the Crowd" feature ... won three NSA World Series titles on the softball circuit with the Indiana Shockwaves ... two-time All-Academic and Academic Top-10 award winner

Personal: Parents are Jack and Ingrid Morey ... has five siblings: Andrew (30), Ashley (28), Allyson (21), Ryan (15) and Jenny (11) ... Allyson plays volleyball at Dayton, including first three seasons under UW head coach Kelly Sheffield ... born Sept. 30 ... nicknames are T and Tay ... major is undeclared ... enjoys riding bike, Sudoku and hanging out with friends.

Why Wisconsin?

"The lakes surrounding campus are absolutely beautiful. There is so much to do, and I love the atmosphere of both Wisconsin volleyball and Madison."

Year-by-Year Statistics
Season SP MP/MS K/S % A/S SA/S D/S B/S Pts P/S
2012* 114 30/0 0.03 .154 0.95 0.25 4.13 0.00 31.0 0.27
2013 146 38/9 0.06 .107 0.51 0.03 2.65 0.00 13.0 0.09
Career 260 68/9 0.05 .122 0.70 0.12 3.30 0.00 44.0 0.17

*statistics from prior team/school


Match Highs
Kills: 4 vs. Delaware, 8-31-13
Attempts: 11 vs. Delaware, 8-31-13
%: 1.000 (1-0-1) (4x; MR vs Penn State, 11-15-13)
Assists: 11 at Pepperdine, 8-31-13
Aces: 1 (4x; MR vs. Kansas, 9-13-13)
Digs: 25 vs. VCU, 9-21-13
Blocks: 0
Points: 5 vs. Delaware, 8-31-13

Off the Court with Taylor Morey

Favorites - Spot on campus: The Docks; Movie: Silverlinings Playbook; Celebrity: Julia Roberts; Food: Pasta; TV Show: Army Wives; Book: The Hunger Games; Volleyball Player: Jenny Morey
Most memorable volleyball match: 2011 18-open National Championship match
Before each match, I: say a prayer
Favorite place to play (besides the Field House): Munciana facility
One word that describes the team: goofy
One word that describes me: intense
Favorite thing to do off the court with my teammates is: lay out by the lakes
Most memorable volleyball achievement: Under Armour All-American
This summer, I: In July, I went to a three-day country concert with two of my sisters
If I could change one volleyball rule, it would be: Let liberos serve twice
Who is the funniest player on the team? Dom
What would you be doing if you weren't playing collegiate volleyball? Living in Florida with my older sister Ashley
The best thing about Madison is: State Street
Fantasy job/career: FBI agent
Persons most admired/role models: My mom, dad, and Mike Lingenfelter
My most prized possession is/are: my brothers and sisters
I can't live without: my family
Nobody knows how much I love to: sing
If I could live any place in the world it would be: Anywhere by the beach
Non-athletic talent I would like to have is: Singing
If you could trade places for a day with a person, who would it be and why? Princess Kate Middleton because I've always wondered what it would be like to be royalty
How would you like to change the world? I would like to inspire kids to dream big and don't stop until they reach those goals
My dream date would be: Day at the beach, order in Chinese, and watch a movie
What are you most thankful for? My family, by far
My favorite quote or motto is: Fate is for those too weak to determine their own destiny
The best advice I have ever gotten is: You can't control the cards you're dealt, you can only control how you play your hand
My worst habit is: Biting my nails

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