Taylor Richardson - Soccer - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#4 Taylor Richardson


Class Senior
Hometown Tampa, Fla.
High School Berkeley Preparatory School

• 2014 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll
• 2013 SEC Academic Honor Roll
• 2012 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll
• 2011-12 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

Started 14 games for the Commodores, saw action in 16 … Missed three games in the middle of the season due to injury … Played 1,279 total minutes … Logged at least the full 90 minutes eight times, and played 100+ minutes against Oklahoma State and Milwaukee … Finished the season with three points on one goal and one assist … Scored the lone goal in the season opener against UAB … Picked up the assist on the road against Alabama… Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll.

Started all 20 games of her sophomore campaign… Second on the team with 1,833 minutes played… Played 90 or more minutes in 15 of 20 games… Totaled five shots… Named to the 2012 Fall Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll.

Made 13 starts while appearing in 15 games… Started first 12 games before missing time due to injury… Logged full 90 in six contests… Featured at outside back before playing some at outside mid… SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll.

Four-time Florida Athletic Coaches 3A All-State selection for Coach Ken Roberts’ Buccaneers… Led her squad to the 2010 state championship game as a junior after a pair of district championships in 2008 and 2009… Team captain for three seasons… Berkeley’s Most Valuable Player four times… Also has lettered in track… Recognized for academic excellence on Headmaster’s List.

Competed for Coach Garth Pollonais’ Clearwater Chargers… Captain of the team for two years… Led squad to 2010 Disney Qualifier Championship… Participated in ODP, traveling to Costa Rica with the Region III team in 2010… Rated among ESPN RISE’s Top 11 players in the state of Florida… Top Drawer Soccer chose her as one of the Top 100 players in the country, and No. 4 among players in Fla.

Taylor Lindsay Richardson…. Born Oct. 30, 1992, in Boston, Mass…. Daughter of Karyn and Brad Richardson…. Sister, Alexa (21), who attends Tulane University, was a high school teammate of Taylor’s for three years… Majoring in child development and adult-gero acute nurse practitioner.