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Born May 10, 1983 in West Hills, Calif. ... Parents are Greg and Beth ... Father, Greg played football at UCLA from 1972-77 ... Chose UW over Portland and several other Pac-10 schools ... Graduated high school with 3.8 grade point average ... Played on the California Olympic Development Program (ODP) State team from 1996-2000 ... Played on the U-15, U-16 and U-17 Region IV ODP teams ... Also played club soccer with the L.A. Force and N.H.B. Magic.
Honors candidate who is within striking distance of several UW records ... Four-year squad member and three-year letterwinner ... Potent offensive force who received honorable mention All-Pac-10 accolades each of the last two seasons ... Enters the 2005 season with 19 career assists to rank fifth among all-time Huskies ... Her nine career game-winning goals rank No. 3 at UW as do her nine game-winning assists ... Ranks No. 7 in the record book with 19 career goals ... Listed No. 7 in career total points with 57. 2004 (Junior) - Played a part in over half (9) of the team's 17 game-winning goals ... Tallied five game-winning goals, tying for third on the UW single-season list ... Credited with four game-winning assists, tying for the No. 5 spot in that category ... Played 21 games, starting each of them ... Was sidelined due to injury for the final two games of the season, the NCAA third- and fourth-round contests ... Tied for team-high honors with six assists ... Ranked third on the team with six goals and 18 total points ... Netted two golden goals, ending a 2-1 win over No. 18 Ohio State (Aug. 29) and a 1-0 win over No. 14 Stanford (Nov. 5) ... The goal against Ohio State was singled out by her teammates for the Goal of the Year award ... Assisted on Tina Frimpong's golden goal in a 2-1 win over USC (Oct. 15) ... An honorable mention All-Pac-10 academic team pick ... Also honored by the NSCAA as an All-West Region scholar. 2003 (Sophomore) - Played all 21games, starting 19 of them ... Ranked second among Huskies with 18 points ... Tied for second on the team with five goals ... Also tied for the No. 2 spot with eight assists, a figure that ranks fourth on the school's single-season chart ... Netted two game-winning goals ... Scored the opening tally in a 2-0 win over Washington State (Oct. 24) and had the first goal in a 3-0 win over Arizona (Nov. 9) ... Tallied a goal in four of the Huskies' final six games ... Scored the lone goal in UW's 2-1 NCAA Tournament loss to Nebraska (Nov. 14) ... Distributed three game-winning assists, including setting up Tina Frimpong's overtime goal that lifted UW to a 2-1 victory over No. 18 Maryland in the season opener ... Assisted on Nikki Gamble's score in a 1-0 win at Colorado College (Sept. 7) ... Garnered honorable mention All-Pac-10 team acclaim ... Also an honorable mention All-Pac-10 Academic team selection. 2002 (Freshman) - Played all 20 games, starting 18 of them ... Tied for team-high honors with eight goals ... Her eight goals were the most ever by a Husky freshman ... Ranked second on the team with 21 total points ... Recorded a hat trick in her second collegiate game, netting three goals against Colorado College (Sept. 1) ... Tallied two game-winning goals, against Colorado College (Sept. 1) and USC (Nov. 10) ... Scored the opening goal and assisted on three others in the season-ending 5-0 win over USC (Nov. 10) ... Attempted a team-high 54 shots ... Garnered first-team All-West Region freshman team honors by Soccer Buzz ... A second-team All-Pac-10 selection ... Received honorable mention All-Pac-10 Academic team acclaim. 2001 (Red-shirt) - Played two games, against Portland (Sept. 29) and Montana (Oct. 5) before missing the rest of the season due to a knee injury ... Suffered a medial collateral sprain in her right knee.
Chaminade High School
Voted the team's Offensive MVP in 1999 and 2000 ... Voted Mission League MVP and was a first-team All-CIF selection as a senior ... Scored five goals in her first varsity game as a freshman setting a new Chaminade record ... Holds school career records for goals, assists and points ... Also owns Chaminade records for single-game goals and assists ... Team was CIF Southern Section Division III champions in 1997 and 1998 and Division IV champs in 1999 and 2000 ... Eight former teammates at Chaminade are currently playing NCAA Division I soccer.
Coach Gallimore on Taylor
"In four and a half years she has proven to be a mainstay in the Pac-10. Kim has proven to be consistent and she has had good seasons leading up to this year. It was disappointing last year when she wasn't able to finish out the season because of injury. Kim is going to be called upon to make up for the extra points that we lost from our graduating class. Any time you have a fifth-year senior, especially when she is the only one, they are going to take on a leadership role. Kim's style has continued to be leading by example. She is always one of the fittest players on the team and one of the hardest workers. The one thing about Kim's stats is how many of her goals are game winners. Kim is a pressure-crunch player and some of our most important goals have come from her. I think that having all of these new players is going to be a positive for Kim, because it will be more of a time for her to shine on her own a little bit."
Taylor news and features:
Q & A with Kim Taylor - gohuskies.com (Oct. 27, 2004)
UW's Kim Taylor honored by Soccer Buzz magazine - gohuskies.com (Sept. 2, 2004)