Today, Vanderbilt women's soccer travels to Long Island to introduce the third member of its 2011 signing class, Taylor Elliott.
Elliott has been a three-year starter for Coach Bruce Stegner's Massapequa High School Chiefs. After winning Nassau County titles in 2008 and 2009, the squad broke through to take the New York State championship in 2010 with a record of 19-1-1. Elliott was an all-conference selection and registered assists in both the state semifinals and championship game.
A three-sport athlete at Massapequa High, the 5-10 Elliott also lettered in softball and basketball, where she named the Best Defensive Player at the 2010 St. John's Tournament. For excelling in the classroom, Elliott has been named to the National Honor Society and the Cambridge Scholar Program.
Elliott played her club ball for the Massapequa Storm and was the team's leading scorer with 31 goals. She has participated in the Olympic Developmental Program for seven years, including as a captain in 2010.
Personal: Taylor Morgan Elliott... Born Feb. 10, 1993, in Bethpage, New York... Daughter of Janet and Robert Elliott... Has three older brothers, David (35), Robert (34) and Lance (27)... Father played for the New York Yankees and Cleveland Indians... Two brothers played collegiate football: David at Harvard; Robert at C.W. Post.
Coach Woodard on Elliott: "Taylor is a versatile player that may play in several different roles for us. She is a superior athlete and a fierce competitor. It is going to be fun to watch her development throughout her Vanderbilt career."