Height: 5'7"
Year: Freshman
Hometown: The Woodlands, Texas
High School: The Woodlands
Club: Challenge
Experience: High School


Honors & Awards

  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2012)

High School
Emily Taylor is one of two Husker signees from the state of Texas, joining McKinney, Texas, native Amanda Elertson. Taylor was tabbed as the No. 133 recruit in the nation on ESPN's 2012 High School 150 list.

Taylor and The Woodlands High School Highlanders finished the 2012 season with a 15-5-4 record and won their Region II-5A bi-district match over Tomball, 3-0, before their season ended with a 1-0 loss to Westlake in the area round. Individually, Taylor produced team highs in both goals, 17, and assists, eight. She was named the District 14-5A Offensive MVP for the second-straight year and was a first-team All-Greater Houston selection.

Following her senior season, Taylor played in the Senior All-Star Showcase and was named MVP as a member of the Region II team.

As a junior, Taylor was a first-team all-region and second-team all-state pick in 2011 after scoring 22 goals and adding 11 assists.

Taylor, who was rated as a three-star prospect by TopDrawerSoccer.com, helped The Woodlands to a 5A state championship in 2010 with 20 goals and 14 assists, including a school-record four assists in one game, on her way to earning first-team All-District 14-5A honors.

She contributed to the Highlanders' state runner-up squad in 2009 with six goals and three assists, while earning honorable-mention all-district accolades.

Other Information    
Taylor played club soccer for Pat O'Toole in the Challenge Soccer program. She was part of four state championship teams and the 2011 squad finished eighth in the Elite Clubs National League.

Personal Information
Emily is the daughter of Mike and Jule Taylor. Emily was born on Sept. 25, 1993, and has two sisters, Carolyn and Amanda. Emily is majoring in nutrition science and earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall of 2012.

Taylor on Nebraska
"I loved the Nebraska soccer program, coaches and players. When I walked onto campus, I felt comfortable and I have family living Lincoln already."

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