|High School||Poway High School|
|GRADE POINT AVG. (GPA) :||3.96|
|NCAA Eligibility Number :||1502112973|
|RECRUITED BY :||Ben Nelson|
|Weight :||137 lbs|
|STATE AND LOCAL TOURNAMENTS||California Regional League, National Cup, Albion Cup, Surf Cup, So Cal Blues Cup|
|NATIONAL TOURNAMENTS||Far West Regionals, National League (North Carolina), Nationals (New Mexico), College Show Case/National League (Las Vegas, NV)|
|TRAVELLING TEAM||Albion USA|
Player’s Name Taylor Richards Graduation Date 2016
Height 5’7 Weight 137 Position Defender Leading Foot Right
School Poway High School GPA 3.96 Club Team Albion USA
Contact Information Coach: Noah Kooiman: 951-203-6483
Report Prepared by: David Farina
Taylor is a very accomplished defender that has and is currently training with some very elite coaches. She is a very aggressive defender with an extremely strong right foot and fantastic vision. She is a dedicated athlete committing herself to weight and condition training along with soccer specific training multiple times per week.
Taylor is effective in all aspects of the game, she has an excellent right foot and the ability to clear the zone with purpose. She is aggressive, communicates effectively with the defense and understands the subtle aspects of the game that only come with extensive training. She has excellent movement off the ball and makes effective supporting runs when attacking.
The only criticism I can find is that she occasionally tries to force the pass, she has the ability to deliver the ball with pace and when playing with team mates that have a good first touch this is not much of an issue.
Ball Control: Excellent trap and distribution both long and short pass
Dribbling: Taylor is confident and very good creating space so she can either pass or clear the zone as the situation dictates
Attacking Ability: Very effective runs and has a great strike
Defending: Excellent defender, she is aggressive and demonstrates techniques that make her an elite player
Heading: Ability to change ball direction, good vertical jump and her height make her effective in defending set pieces.
Tackling: Taylor is aggressive but not careless, she has an excellent step and demonstrates good tackling technique.
Ability Ratings 1-7
1*= poor not College ability 2-3 = D3 Ability 3-4 = D2 Ability 5-7 = D1 Ability
Short Pass 5.5 Long Pass 6.5
Right Foot 6 Left Foot 4.5
Vision 5.5 Awareness 5
Movement off the ball 6 Pace 6
Sharpness 5 Mobility 5.5
Body Strength 6 Work Rate 5
Effort to win the ball 6 Aggressiveness 5
Decision Making 5 Energetic 5
Leadership 5 Communication 5.5
Competitive 5.5 Team Attitude 5
Taylor is a very impressive defender with all the abilities and skills to compete at the collegiate level. She has had fantastic coaching and training along with playing experience that make her an asset on defense. Her right foot is impressive, she has a great strike and her vision is very good. Her distribution and sense of urgency make her an asset at any of the defensive positions. She is technically and tactically solid, and I feel she could compete at the D1 level.
Athletes for College
March 20 to March 22- Las Vegas Players Showcase
Albion Club Coach: Noah Kooiman
Poway HS Coach: Jen-Lalor Nielsen
Committed to : Winona State University D2
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