#10 Mat Taylor, position: opposite, height: 6-6, year: senior, hometown:  Orem, UT, last school: Orem HS
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JUNIOR – (2008–2009):
  • 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
SOPHOMORE - (2007–2008):
  • 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
FRESHMAN - (2006–2007):
  • 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
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
PERSONAL:
  • Born in Hawai`i
  • Parents are Rogan and Lynda Taylor
  • Married to the former Amanda Richards
  • 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
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 0.69 4 23 0.217 1 3 9 0.735 5 8 0.62 0 2 2 0.15
2008 37 29 0.78 14 82 0.183 1 2 19 0.05 2 29 0.78 0 7 7 0.19
2009 76 267 3.51 114 547 0.28 5 12 41 0.16 3 103 1.36 3 61 64 0.84
TOTAL 126 305 2.42 132 652 0.265 7 17 69 0.135 10 141 1.12 3 70 73 0.58
  • 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 times)
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