Of Note: Transfer from Notre Dame ... has two years of eligibility remaining ... great defender with excellent quickness
Honor: 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: Has played in all 32 matches and 107 sets at libero ... leads the Big Ten with 5.20 digs per set ... has double-figure digs in 30 matches, including a career-best 29 vs. USC (Sept. 19), at Washington (Sept. 19) and vs. Nebraska (Oct. 26) ... has 20-plus digs in 13 matches ... had a career-high two service aces against Notre Dame (Aug. 30), at Minnesota (Oct. 15), at Iowa (Nov. 15) and vs. Purdue (Nov. 28) ... has served 20 aces this season to average 0.19 aces per set, which ranks second on the team ... had her first kill of the season against Missouri State (Sept. 13) when a dig dropped in for a kill
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.
"Mainly because of the coaching staff, but when I came on my visit, I fell in love with Madison and clicked with the girls on the team."
*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
||2 (2x: MR at Minnesota, 10-15-14)
||29 (3x; MR vs. Nebraska, 10-26-14)
||5 vs. Delaware, 8-31-13
Off the Court with Taylor Morey
Favorites- Spot on campus: Terrace; Cartoon Character: The minions from Despicable Me; Movies: Frozen, Runaway Bride, On the Town, White Christmas; Celebrity: Patrick Dempsey; Food: My mom's barbeque green beans; Holiday: Christmas; TV Shows: Greys Anatomy, Scandal, Orange is the New Black, Prison Break; Book: The Hunger Games; Musical artist: Zac Brown Band; Athlete: Peyton Manning; Sports team: Denver Broncos
First started volleyball: Second grade
Earliest volleyball memory: My oldest sister Ashley teaching me how to do my approach in the back yard
Most memorable volleyball match: Playing Texas in the National Semifinals last year
My favorite thing about Wisconsin volleyball is: My teammates
Best UW road trip: Seattle for the National Championship
Favorite place to play (besides the Field House): Purdue
One word that describes the team: Goofy
One word that describes me: Competitive
My teammates say I am: Competitive
Favorite thing to do off the court with my teammates is: Lay out by the lake
Most memorable volleyball achievement: Going to the National Championship last season
This summer, I: Took classes, worked out and trained, and spent a lot of time with my teammates. It was great!
The best thing about the Field House is: Seeing "Who's Next" on our scoreboard every practice
If I could change one volleyball rule, it would be: Liberos never have to leave the court
My goal for this year is: Inspire and lead
If you were stranded on an island, which three teammates would you bring with you and why? I can't only choose three, I would want to bring them all!
What would you be doing if you weren't playing collegiate volleyball? Living in Florida with my older sister, going to school, and working
The best thing about Madison is: State Street, it's a very active city and I love that!
Fantasy job/career: Navy Seal
When you were growing up, what did you want to be? Dentist
Persons most admired/role models: Definitely my parents
My most prized possession is: My family
Favorite childhood memory: Too many good ones to choose a favorite, I had a great childhood.
I can't live without: Again, my family
My secret addiction is: Banana Peppers, I'm definitely addicted
Weird thing about me that almost no one knows: I play solitaire every night before I fall asleep
The best sporting event I ever attended was: Probably playing in Seattle, if that counts
Nobody knows how much I love to: Sing, even though I am terrible
Greatest Invention of the last 100 years: Dishwasher
If I could live any place in the world it would be: There's too many amazing places of there to choose one, but I would definitely enjoy living in Venice.
Non-athletic talent I would like to have is: Sing
If you could trade places for a day with a person, who would it be and why? Princess Kate. I would just love to experience what it's like to be royalty for one day.
Who would star as you in the story of your life? I'm not sure, maybe Sandra Bullock
If I had a million dollars, I would: Give some money to each person in my family, buy a car, go shopping, then who knows!
How would you like to change the world? I think I would mainly just like to inspire women and men in bad relationships to understand their worth is so much more.
My bucket list includes (things you dream about doing): attending the Olympics, sky-diving, traveling the world, there are so many things that I would love to do.
Post-college plans/goals: Travel, possibly play professionally for a little bit
Most famous person I've ever met: Joakim Noah
My dream date would be: Anything having to do with the beach
What are you most thankful for? My family because of how close we all are and I am definitely thankful for all the opportunities I've been given through this sport.
What are you passionate about? Volleyball, of course.
My favorite quote or motto is: Give every day the chance to become the most beautiful of your life.
My worst habit is: Biting my nails
I am afraid of: Spiders, I hate spiders
What does it mean to be a Badger?
"There's so much pride in being a Badger and wearing the Badger jersey. Being a Badger is something bigger than myself. Its pride and loyalty. I love being apart of the Badger family."