Women's Volleyball

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    Taylor Carico
    Taylor Carico

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Manhattan Beach, Calif.

    High School:
    Mira Costa HS

    Height:
    5-11

    Position:
    Setter

    Experience:
    2V

    Career
    Carico announced in December 2008 that she would transfer from USC prior to the 2009 season...she finishes in second place on USC's career assists list with 4,101.

    2008
    As a junior, Carico had 1,059 assists (10.09 aps) with 83 kills (0.79 kps), a .303 hitting percentage, 201 digs (1.91 dps), 11 aces (0.10 saps) and 59 blocks (0.56 bps)...moved into third after passing Christine Brightman (3,691) on Oct. 24 vs. Stanford and second after passing Toni Anderson (3,825) on Nov. 1 against Oregon State...earned Pac-10 Conference honorable mention recognition...also received her second straight Pac-10 All-Academic second team honor, posting a 3.59 grade-point-average...had 53 assists on Sept. 4 in a 3-1 win over Oklahoma and recorded 34 assists in a 3-0 sweep of No. 21 San Diego on Sept. 6 at the Galen Center...on Sept. 12 against Ohio State, she had seven kills on a .636 hitting clip (7-0-11) with 31 assists and six digs in the 3-0 sweep of the Buckeyes...during the match on Sept. 19 against Army, she moved into fourth place on USC's career list, passing Missy McCaw (3,319)...named to the West Point Challenge all-tournament team...in the Pac-10 opener on Sept. 26 against No. 4 UCLA, she tallied 51 assists in the five-set win, adding six kills, 12 digs and four blocks (one solo, three assists)...set her new season high with 59 assists in a five-set loss on Oct. 11 against Washington...had seven kills, nine digs and three block assists against the Huskies...recorded 48 assists with five kills, six digs and two block assists in a five-set upset of No. 4 Cal on Oct. 25 at the Galen Center...in home matches against No. 7 Oregon and Oregon State (Oct. 31-Nov. 1), she had 51 assists and 14 digs against the Ducks, followed by 52 assists, 11 digs and five blocks against the Beavers....had 42 assists and 14 digs in a 3-0 sweep of Arizona State on Nov. 15.

    2007
    Carico built upon her success from her freshman season and became the 29th USC player to earn All-America status...earned AVCA All-America second team honors...named All-Pac-10 Conference for the first time...also earned AVCA All-Pacific Region honorable mention and Pac-10 All-Academic second team honors...set a USC single season record with 1,597 assists, breaking the previous record of 1,490 held by Janice Mounts (1998) on Dec. 7 in the regional semifinal match against St. John's...registered a 12.67 apg season average...recorded 135 kills (1.07 kpg) for a .338 hitting percentage...also had 20 service aces (0.16 sapg), 253 digs (2.01 dpg) and 67 blocks (8 solo, 59 assisted for a 0.53 bpg)...on Nov. 8, she moved into seventh place on USC's all-time list for career assists, passing Sue Peters (1989-92) and on Nov. 24, she moved into fifth place after a 46-assist match at Arizona State to move past Monika Cavaliere (2,747) and Tracy Lindquist (2,766)...earned all-tournament team honors at the 2007 Trojan Invitational and the USC Classic...on Aug. 31 against Duke, she recorded 68 assists in a thrilling five-game win over the Blue Devils...posted 63 assists with four kills in a 3-2 win on Sept. 14 at No. 20 Ohio State...against Arizona on Sept. 21, she had 59 assists, three kills and 14 digs in the 3-2 victory...in a 3-1 win at No. 10 Cal on Sept. 28, she registered five kills to go with 52 assists, eight digs and three blocks...on Oct. 2 in a 3-2 win against UC Irvine, she had six kills with 57 assists, three blocks and seven digs...recorded five kills and five blocks in a 3-0 sweep of No. 19 Oregon on Oct. 12 at the Galen Center...at Washington State on Oct. 18, Carico had six kills, adding 60 assists, seven blocks and four digs in a 3-1 win over the Cougars...registered 10 kills while hitting .444 with 65 assists, six digs and three blocks on Oct. 26 in a 3-2 win over No. 9 Cal...answered that the following night with nine kills (.533 hitting, 9-1-15) against No. 3 Stanford in a four-game victory with 56 assists and eight digs...against No. 9 UCLA on Nov. 2, she had seven kills with 52 assists and 14 digs in the 3-1 victory...recorded a career-high 13 kills and a then-career high of 69 assists on Nov. 16 against No. 5 Washington...did not record an error in the match, hitting .722 against the Huskies...in the first and second round matches for the 2007 NCAA Tournament, she had 45 assists, eight digs and one ace in a 3-0 sweep against Pepperdine and 60 assists with seven kills, 10 digs, four blocks and one ace against No. 25 Long Beach State in the five-game win...set her personal best with 71 assists in a five-game win against No. 13 St. John's in the Gainesville (Fla.) Regional semifinal with four digs and six blocks...in the regional final against No. 3 Texas, she had 41 assists in the 3-0 sweep with four kills, five digs and two blocks...in the five game loss to No. 1 Stanford in the NCAA semifinal match on Dec. 13, she had 56 assists with 11 digs while recording five kills and no errors for a .417 night (5-0-12).


    2006
    In her 2006 freshman campaign, Carico put together quality numbers that earned her All-Pacific Region Freshman of the Year and Pac-10 Conference Freshman of the Year honors...became fourth USC player to earn Pac-10 FOTY honors...also named to the Pac-10 All-Freshman Team...recorded 1,445 assists for a 12.68 apg average to go with 123 kills (1.08 kpg), a .339 hitting percentage, 26 service aces (0.23 sapg), 255 digs (2.24 dpg) and 83 blocks (0.73 bpg)...finished second on USC's single-season list for total assists (most ever by a freshman) and sixth for assists per game average...her 12.68 apg average currently puts her second on USC's career list...on Sept. 2 against No. 24 Utah, she collected 62 assists, three kills, eight digs and two block assists...at No. 20 Pepperdine on Sept. 14, Carico came up big for the Women of Troy in a pressure-filled, five-game victory over the host Waves with two block assists and two kills...against No. 4 Washington on Sept. 29, she had 51 assists in the four-game victory with six kills (no errors for a .400 night), 11 digs, two service aces and two blocks (one solo, one assist)...recorded a season-high 67 assists and 20 digs in a five-game win on Oct. 6 at Arizona State. She had 58 assists and seven digs in a 3-1 loss to No. 4 UCLA on Oct. 20 at the Lyon Center...on Nov. 4 against Arizona State, she had a season-high eight kills (.500 hitting night) with 47 assists and 10 digs in the 3-0 sweep of the Sun Devils...in a 3-0 sweep on Nov. 10 at No. 2 Stanford, Carico had 47 assists with four kills, 10 digs and five block assists...in her first NCAA Tournament action, she had 38 assists and 10 digs in a 3-0 sweep of Ole Miss on Nov. 30 and in the second round on Dec. 1 against No. 22 BYU, she had five kills (with no errors for a .714 hitting night) with 44 assists, three digs and four blocks.

    National Team
    She has been a member of the U.S. National Team program...played for the 2007 Junior National Team that finished fourth at the Junior World Championship in Thailand...member of the 2004 and 2005 Youth National Team...led Team USA to the 2004 NORCECA championship...her team finished fifth at the 2005 FIVB U-18 World Championship in China.

    High School/Club
    Four-year letterwinner at Mira Costa High in Manhattan Beach, Calif...played for coach Dae Lea Aldrich...won the 2005 Andi Collins Award as the nation's top senior setter according to PrepVolleyball.com...named CIF Co-Player of the Year and state most valuable player in her senior season...she became the first-ever two-time Daily Breeze Player of the Year...recorded 746 assists, 182 digs, 55 blocks and 127 kills with a .505 hitting percentage in her senior season at Mira Costa...played four years of club volleyball for TCA under coach Neil Mason...member of the 2004 and 2006 Junior Olympics championship squads in the 17 and 18 Open Divisions, respectively...named most valuable player for the 18 Open Division at the 2006 Junior Olympics and 17 Open Division at the 2004 Junior Olympics...played three years on the United States Youth National Team.

    Personal
    Taylor Ann Carico was born on June 14, 1988, in Hollywood, Calif...parents are Chris and Keli Carico...has one brother, Weston, and one sister, Lane...her sister is playing women's volleyball for the University of Miami (Fla.)...favorite movie is My Best Friend's Wedding...favorite television shows are Desperate Housewives, Gossip Girl and America's Next Top Model...her second-ball kills are nicknamed "310" kills, based on the area code of her hometown...majoring in political science.

    Career Statistics

    Year MP/SP K KPS TA PCT A APS SA SAPS DIGS DPS BS BA TB BPS PTS PPS
    2006 32-114 123 1.08 271 .339 1,445 12.68 26 0.23 255 2.24 9 74 83 0.73 195.0 1.71
    2007 34-126 135 1.07 299 .338 1,597 12.67 20 0.16 253 2.01 8 59 67 0.53 192.5 1.52
    2008 29-105 83 0.79 188 .303 1,059 10.09 11 0.10 201 1.91 5 54 59 0.56 126.0 1.20
    Totals 95-345 341 0.99 758 .330 4,101 11.89 57 0.17 709 2.06 22 187 209 0.61 513.5 1.49