Mat Taylor Athlete Profile

#10 Mat Taylor

Mat Taylor
Position: Opposite Hitter Height: 6-6 Roster Years: 2004 | 2007-2010 Hometown: Orem, UT Last School: Orem High School

Personal

Born in Hawai`i ... parents are Rogan and Lynda Taylor ... brother, Kimball, played volleyball at the University of Hawai`i ... started playing with dad and brother ... played for Junior Olympics and Moscow-Utah Games in Russia ... enjoys skiing, wakeboarding, guitar, eating mexican food and piano ... served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Slovenia, Croatia and Serbia ... married to the former Amanda Richards.

Before BYU

Played basketball at Orem High ... named League MVP three years and member of Youth National Team 2002 ... played club volleyball for Twin Peaks Club under Jeremiah Larsen for one year ... played at the Junior Olympics.

Stats

 Career Match Highs
Kills: 26 vs. UC Santa Barbara, 1/31/09
Attempts: 42 vs. UC Santa Barbara, 1/31/09
Hitting Percentage: .833 vs. Pacific, 1/10/09
Digs: 9 vs. Stanford, 2/22/08
Block Assists: 6 (two times)
Block Solos: 1 (three times)
Total Blocks: 6 (four times)
Service Aces: 2 (three times)
Assists: 1 (six) 

Year-by-Year stats
Year G K K/G E TA PCT A SA SE SA/G RE D D/G BS BA TOT B/G
2007 13 9 .69 4 23 .217 1 3 9 .735 5 8 .62 0 2 2 .15
2008 37 29 .78 14 82 .183 1 2 19 .05 2 29 .78 0 7 7 .19
2009 76 267 3.51 114 547 .280 5 12 41 .16 3 103 1.36 3 61 64 .84
2010 49 47 .96 30 123 .138 1 5 24 .10 10 34 .69 0 15 15 .31

 



2007 | Freshman Year

Played in nine matches, starting one ... made appearances in 13 games through the season ... has recorded nine kills and three service aces ... had a career-high four kills against Cal-Baptist Jan. 6.

2008 | Sophomore Year

Saw action in 17 matches and 37 games ... started three matches on the year ... had career-high seven kills on two occasions ... set career highs with 24 attempts and two service aces in season opener at UC San Diego, Jan. 11 ... recorded career high nine digs against Stanford, Feb. 22.

2009 | Junior Year

Academic All-MPSF ... played in 27 of the team's 30 matches on the season and saw action in 76 sets on the year ... started 12 matches for the Cougars ... second on the team with 267 kills, averaging 3.51 per set ... led the team in kills eights times ... 13 matches with double-digit kills, including a career-high 26 against UC Santa Barbara on Jan. 31 ... 26 kills against UCSB also marked a team high for the season.

2010 | Senior Year

Saw action in 49 sets ... started in six matches on the season ... tallied 47 kills, 5 service aces, 34 digs and 15 total blocks ... earned season highs against St. Francis with 11 kills, .450 hitting percentage and 7 digs.