Coco Taualii Athlete Profile

#25 Coco Tauali'i

Positions: Outfielder, Infielder Height: 5-4 Class: Junior Roster Years: 2013-2015 Hometown: Torrance, CA Last School: North High School

Personal

  • Daughter of Kevin and Gina
  • Born in Torrance, California
  • Her real name is Coryn, but goes by "Coco"
  • Has three sisters
  • Her oldest sister, Amanda, played for the University of Hawaii softball team and played in the 2010 college world series
  • Another sister, Brooke, played for the BYU women's volleyball team from 2007-2010
  • Enjoys the beach, laughing and hanging out with her friends
  • Plans to major in exercise science or exercise and wellness
  • Her sports hero is Chone Figgins, who plays for the Seattle Mariners
  • Also recruited by Florida State, Missouri, Penn State, Washington and Oregon State

Before BYU

  • Prepped at North High School
  • Earned the Sportsmanship Award her freshman year
  • Named Best Defensive Player in 2010 and 2012
  • Named 2011 MVP and Team Co-Captain
  • Team Captain and Athlete of the Year in 2012
  • Made the Pioneer All-League Team all four years of high school
  • Named All CIF-SS Div 3 First Team in 2010-11
  • Was on the South Bay Athletic Club All-Area Team 2010-12
  • Named the CIFSS Ford Academic Female Student Athlete of the Year
  • Also part of the Best Buddies Club 2009-11, Polynesian Cultural Club 2009-12, Multicultural Dance Production Participant 2009-12 and Class Competition Participant 2009-12
  • Was on the Principals Honor Roll  all four years
  • Coached by Howard Miller
  • Played club with Victory USA, the So Cal Choppers and the Orange County Batbusters


2013 | Freshman Year

  • PCSC Second Team All-Conference
  • PCSC Commissioner's Honor Roll
  • Had two hits, including a double, against Marist along with a career-high three RBI in her first game at Gail Miller Field
  • Went 2 for 3 in both Saturday games against LMU
  • Hit the first home run of her career against LMU and had a career-high five RBI in the game
  • Had three hits, including a home run, two runs scored and four RBi in game two against CSU Bakersfield
  • Hit a career-high four hits in game one against SUU and also brought in four RBI in the double header
  • Had a season-high eight-game hitting streak from Apr. 26-May 4
  • Scored one run and had one walk against No. 3 Oregon in the Regional opener
  • Appeared in 48 games and had 47 starts on the season

2014 | Sophomore Year

  • All-WCC Academic Team selection
  • Had four home runs in the first six games
  • Hit two home runs against Seattle in the Easton Desert Classic
  • Started BYU’s second ever triple play against No. 25 Notre Dame.
  • Robbed a home run against No. 2 Tennessee to keep the game tied at three.
  • Started 33 games of 40 played