Volleyball

 
17 - Taylor O'Brien
Taylor O'Brien
Height: 6-0
Year: Junior
Hometown: Manhattan Beach, Calif.
High School: Notre Dame Academy
Position: OH/DS

AS A SENIOR IN 2008: Started in all 28 contests for the Broncos ... collected double-figure digs in 20-of-28 contests ... collected 15 digs against Utah (Aug. 31) ... tallied two aces and 13 digs against Arizona (Sept. 5) ... recorded 15 digs against Texas State (Sept. 6) ... tied her career-high perfect hitting percentage against UCSB (Sept. 11) ... registered her first kill of the season against the Gauchos ... tallied a career-high 25 digs against then-No. 15 Pepperdine (Oct. 4) ... dished out three assists against San Jose State (Oct. 21) ... collected 11 digs against Saint Mary's (Oct. 24) ... collected 13 digs in the Broncos' Dig For The Cure match (Nov. 6) ... tied her career-high four assists against Portland (Nov. 8) ... collected 17 digs against Saint Mary's (Nov. 21) ... tallied 18 digs against then-No. 16 Kansas State (Dec. 5) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament ... had 15 digs to close out her career against No. 5 Washington (Dec. 6) in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

AS A JUNIOR IN 2007: Saw action in all 31 contests, starting in four ... dished out 35 assists and collected 199 digs ... registered career highs with 4 assists and 15 digs against Stanford (Nov. 30) in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament ... tallied seven digs against Pepperdine (Nov. 17) ... recorded six digs against Saint Mary's (Nov. 9) ... registered 10 digs and two assists against then-No. 15 San Diego (Nov. 3) ... collected nine digs against LMU (Oct. 20) ... posted 10 digs against Pepperdine (Oct. 18) ... recorded a career-high eight kills against Sacramento State (Oct. 9) ... posted two kills and a block assist against USF (Oct. 7) ... registered 10 digs against then-No. 14 San Diego (Oct. 4) ... tallied 11 digs against UCSB (Sept. 15) ... collected 10 digs against then-No. 16 Hawai'i (Sept. 8) ... posted eight digs against Florida (Sept. 1) ... tied career-high three total blocks against Georgia Southern (Aug. 31) ... registered first collegiate block solo against NC State (Aug. 31) ... recorded six digs and one service ace against Boise State (Aug. 25).

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2006: Saw action in 80 games over 27 matches, starting two ... solid defensive player averaged 1.40 digs a game ... made first career start against Georgetown, playing libero, and responded with a career-high 12 digs and two aces ... served up three aces at San Francisco on Sept. 30 ... made 10 digs against Pepperdine on Oct. 7 ... made 12 digs against Saint Mary's on Oct. 28 ... posted nine digs against Loyola Marymount on Nov. 4 ... made 10 digs in NCAA first-round match against Missouri on Dec. 2.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2005: Saw action in 16 matches, tallying 20 digs and five service aces in 36 games... came off the bench as a serving specialist to assist in the victory over Pepperdine (10/28)... saw action in six games at the Brown Invitational... played in four games at the Hampton Inn Utah Classic... recorded two digs against Utah (9/17).

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2005 graduate of Notre Dame Academy... played for coaches Tom Brenner and Aaron Gopen... 2003 squad placed second in CIF and third in state... twice earned second team All-Sunshine League honors... club team won 2005 Reno Festival... participated in AAU Beach Volleyball summer tournaments, including a FIVB Junior event in France... a member of the Helping Other People Everywhere (HOPE) Club.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Ken and Stacey O'Brien... father was a quarterback for the New York Jets... has three younger siblings, brother Kelly, and sisters Paige and Blake ... major is major is communication.

 

O'Brien's Career Statistics

Year M G K E TA PCT SA BS BA D AS RE BE SE
2005 16 36 4 4 15 .000 5 0 3 20 2 1 0 5
2006 27 80 0 1 4 -.250 9 0 0 112 12 15 0 12
2007 31 101 14 5 52 .173 3 1 5 199 35 15 0 2
2008 28 99 4 2 11 .182 11 0 0 348 38 28 0 9
Career 102 316 22 12 82 .122 28 1 8 679 87 59 0 28

O'Brien's Career Highs

 

Kills 8 at Sacramento State, Oct. 9, 2007
Attempts 30 at Sacramento State, Oct. 9, 2007
Hitting Pct. 1.000 five times, last vs. UCSB, Sept. 11, 2008
Assists 4 twice, last vs. Portland, Nov. 8, 2008
Aces 3 twice, last at San Francisco, Sept. 30, 2006
Digs 25 vs. Pepperdine, Oct. 4, 2008
Block Solos 1 vs. NC State, Aug. 31, 2007
Block Assists 3 vs. Georgia Southern, Aug. 31, 2007
Total Blocks 3 vs. Georgia Southern, Aug. 31, 2007