Of Note: Member of the 2015 USA Volleyball Collegiate National Team that competed in China ... transfer from Notre Dame ... has one year of eligibility remaining ... great defender with excellent quickness
Honors: 2014 AVCA Second-Team All-American ... 2014 AVCA Northeast All-Region ... 2014 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year ... 2014 All-Big Ten ... 2014 Pac-12/Big Ten Showcase All-Tournament ... 2014 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 1) ... 2014 Big Ten Co-Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 8, Oct. 20, Oct. 27) ... 2013 ND State InvitationalAll-Tournament ... two-time Big East Freshman of the Week
2014: Played in all 34 matches and 116 sets at libero ... led the Big Ten and ranked 29th in the nation with 5.12 digs per set ... had double-figure digs in 32 matches ... had 20-plus digs in 14 matches ... tied her career high with 29 digs in three matches--vs. USC (Sept. 18), at Washington (Sept. 19) and vs. Nebraska (Oct. 26) ... led the team in digs in 28 matches ... ranked second on the team with 20 service aces (0.17/set) ... had a season-high two aces in three matches--vs. Notre Dame (Aug. 30); at Minnesota (oct. 15) and at Iowa (Nov. 15) ... was aced only 16 times in 511 attempts (.969) ... had one kill vs. Missouri State (Sept. 13)
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 (32), Ashley (30), Allyson (23), Ryan (17) and Jenny (12) ... Allyson plays volleyball at Dayton, including first three seasons under UW head coach Kelly Sheffield ... born Sept. 30 ... nicknames are T, Tay and T-Mo ... major is life sciences communication ... member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee
"I chose Wisconsin because it's the most beautiful campus ever and I've known Kelly and the coaching staff for a long time. They were a big reason."
*statistics from prior team/school
||4 vs. Delaware, 8-31-13
||11 vs. Delaware, 8-31-13
||1.000 (1-0-1) (6x; MR vs Missouri State, 9-13-14)
||11 at Pepperdine, 8-31-13
||3 (2x; MR vs. St. John's, 10-7-12)
||29 (4x; MR vs. Nebraska, 10-26-14)
||5 vs. Delaware, 8-31-13
Off the Court with Taylor Morey
Favorites - Spot on campus: the Terrace; Movie: Runaway Bride; Food: my mom’s bbq green beans; TV Shows: Scandal, Blacklist and New Girl; Musical artist: Zac Brown Band; Athlete: Steph Curry; Sports team: Badger volleyball
First started volleyball: Six years old
Most memorable volleyball match: winning the Big Ten championship on our home court last year
My favorite thing about Wisconsin volleyball is: we are a family. We laugh together, cry together, and compete together. It's the best thing anyone could ask for.
Before each match, I: take a pregame selfie with Haleigh Nelson
One word that describes the team: Determined
One word that describes me: Feisty
Most memorable volleyball achievement: Big Ten Championship
This summer, I: was selected to the USA Collegiate National team and I went to China to compete for two weeks.
Is there something significant about your uniform number? Nope, but I've come to love No. 6
The best thing about the Field House is: the history
If I could change one volleyball rule, it would be: Liberos can serve twice
What is your favorite Coach Sheffield saying? I like a lot of Coach Sheffield’s saying but what I like most is the smirk he gets when he says a joke to the team or player. He thinks he's hilarious and I can't help but laugh.
Dream as a collegiate player: Win a national championship
What would you be doing if you weren’t playing collegiate volleyball? I would be living in Florida, probably working and being a beach bum
The best thing about Madison is: I'm not sure. I honestly love everything about the city
Fantasy job/career: FBI agent. It would be so fun
Persons most admired/role models: It's hard to choose but I admire my parents. Raising six kid with, full-time jobs is amazing. They are amazing and have the most beautiful souls.
I can’t live without: my family, by far
My secret addiction is: I binge watch television series. One Tree Hill in particular
Greatest Invention of the last 100 years: Facetime
If I could live any place in the world it would be: I think Copenhagen. I've heard great things about that place.
A non-athletic talent I have is: I'm fairly decent at Sudoku
Non-athletic talent I would like to have is: singing. I wish so badly I could sing
If you could trade places for a day with a person, who would it be and why? Jennifer Anniston because she's perfect
Who would star as you in the story of your life? I actually have no idea
If I had a million dollars, I would: immediately take my whole family on a trip to Europe
My bucket list includes: traveling the world
Post-college plans/goals: possibly playing professionally or moving down to Florida
My dream date would be: Steph Curry
What are you most thankful for? How tight knit my family is
My favorite quote or motto is: To each his own
My favorite saying or a phrase I use all the time is: slippery little sucker!
My worst habit is: biting my nails, coach Sheffield would agree
I am afraid of: Heights freak me out
What does it mean to be a Badger?
"It's being a part of something bigger than yourself. We are representing our team, coaches, families, and our fans. That is something special. I wouldn't want to compete with any other name on my jersey. Badger for life!"