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2009 (Freshman): Saw action in 106 sets and 29 matches while starting 26 at middle blocker... Missed four games in October with an ankle injury... Registered a 0.41 blocks per set mark with 43 total (five solo, 38 assisted) and notched 103 kills on .131 hitting... Also a strong server with 16 aces... Totaled 49 digs... Contributed four blocks, 17 kills, four aces and nine digs off the bench in first week of collegiate action in the Duquesne/Robert Morris Invitational in Pittsburgh (8/28-8/29)... Put in a career-high seven kills on a .294 clip and had an ace, two digs and three block assists at Rider (9/26)... Topped her kills mark in the next game with eight and made just two errors on 13 swings at home against Iona (9/27)... Had five kills, five digs and assisted on three blocks at Saint Peter's (10/3)... Recorded four blocks, one solo, four kills and four digs the following day at Manhattan (10/4)... In her first game back from an ankle injury she notched a career-high three solo blocks against Marist (10/24)... Contributed four blocks, three kills and an ace in Loyola's upset win over Siena (10/25)... Had three blocks and three kills at Canisius (11/1)... Extended her career-high to nine kills against Manhattan and contributed a season- and career-high 11.5 points against the Jaspers adding in a pair of aces, two digs and a block (11/8)... Posted three blocks and six kills at home against Rider (11/14).
High School: Three-year letterwinner in volleyball for coach Lori Trippi-Payne Batavia (Ill.) High School in Batavia... Helped the Bulldogs win three straight AVCA Team Academic Awards (2006-2008)... As a senior in 2008 was named Batavia High School Volleyball MVP... Was awarded all-Western Sun Conference accolades from 2006-2008 (honorable mention in 2006 and 2007, first-team in 2008)... Named First-Team Girls All-Area by the Daily Herald and the Kane County Chronicle and Second-Team All-Area by the Beacon News also as a senior... Won Batavia High's Bulldog Spirit Award as a junior in 2007... All-conference honorable mention as a junior... Batavia High Rookie of the Year... Played club volleyball for Sports Performance Volleyball Club under coach Kristin Stuart... Was a Junior Volleyball Directors Association (JVDA) All-American in 2007... Helped Sports Performance to an AAU Championship and third place at the JVDA Championships in 2008... Also helped the team to third place in the 2007 AAU Championships and a sixth-place finish at the 2006 Junior Olympics... Four-year honor roll student... Graduated with honors.
Personal: Taylor Elizabeth Koncelik... Born in Downers Grove, Ill... Parents are Patty and Bill Koncelik... Has one younger sister, Kristen.