Taylor Sampone - Lacrosse - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#38 Taylor Sampone Season 2023-24

Defense

Class Senior
Hometown Rochester, N.Y.
High School Pittsford-Mendon
Major Human and Organizational Development

NIL on Opendorse

Honors
• 2024 All-AAC Second Team
• 2023 IWLCA Division I Academic Honor Roll
• 2023 SEC All-Academic Honor Roll
• Two-time AAC All-Academic (2022, 2023)
• 2021-22 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
• AAC Defensive Player of the Week (April 11, 2022)

As a Senior (2024)
• Named a captian
• Started all 17 games, registering 39 ground balls and 21 caused turnovers
• Picked up seven ground balls at Temple (March 16)
• Three ground balls and one caused turnover at No. 15 Johns Hopkins (March 6)
• Had four ground balls, one draw control and one caused turnover in win against Kennesaw State (March 2)
• Posted six ground balls and three caused turnovers in loss at Stanford (Feb. 24)
• Tallied one draw control, three caused turnovers and five ground balls in season opener against Central Michigan (Feb. 17)

As a Junior (2023)
• Appeared in 15 games (all starts)
• Tallied 30 ground balls and a team-high 17 caused turnovers

As a Sophomore (2022)
• 23 caused turnovers, second most on team
• Made 17 appearances
• Collected 20 ground balls, fourth most on team
• Four caused turnovers in win over East Carolina (April 9)
• Caused three turnovers in second consecutive game at Towson (March 23)
• Three caused turnovers at Hofstra (March 20)

As a Freshman at Louisville (2021)
• Played in 14 games with two starts
• Finished season with 10 ground balls and four caused turnovers
• Recorded two ground balls vs. Notre Dame (March 21), at Boston College (March 28) and at Virginia Tech (April 3)
• Two ground balls and two caused turnovers at Virginia Tech (April 3)

The Sampone File
• Played at Pittsford-Mendon High School where she led her team to a sectional championship and a trip to the state semifinals in 2019
• Named First Team All-County after leading the team in caused turnovers as a junior
• Also ran track at Pittsford-Mendon and was named Best Newcomer after leading the Panthers to a sectional championship
• Her twin sister, Ashley, is also a member of the Vanderbilt lacrosse team