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Taylor Blazer
Player Profile:

Career Highlights
• 2014 Atlantic 10 Conference Defensive Player of the Year
• Three-time First-Team All-Atlantic 10 performer, added one Second-Team honor
• Tied school career record with 159 draw controls

2014 (Senior)
• Missed opening game of season, but started the final 17
• Named Atlantic 10 Conference Defensive Player of the Year
• First-Team All-Conference
• Led conference winning 3.61 draws per game
• Second in the league by leading UR with 2.61 ground balls per game
• Set new career high by winning 10 draws at home over La Salle on 4/6
• Ranked third in the country by LaxPower.com for defenders
• Posted assists in home game against George Mason (4/11) and on the road at St. Bonaventure (4/27)
• Finished 18th in the NCAA for ground balls per game, 25 in caused turnovers per game and 31st in draw controls per contest
• Named All-State by the Virginia Association of Sports Information Directors
• Academic All-Conference

2013 (Junior)
• Appeared in 17 games, earning 16 starts
• Tabbed to the A-10 All-Conference first team
• Led Richmond in draw controls (47) and caused turnovers (23)
• Second on the team with 36 ground balls
• Picked up a season-high six ground balls, caused five turnovers and had seven draw controls against No. 13 UMass
• Recorded a season-best eight draw controls against ODU
• Scored a goal against ODU
• Had an assist against William & Mary
• Had six games with three ground balls or more
• Had eight games with three or more draw controls
• Had six games with multi turnovers caused

2012 (Sophomore)
• Appeared in 12 games, earning 10 starts
• A-10 All Conference Secon- Team selection
• Scored against North Carolina
• Recorded three shots on the season
• Recorded at least two ground balls in eight games, with four or more in five games
• Recorded 12 ground balls with a season-best four against Towson
• Suffered season-ending injury

2011 (Freshman)
• Started all 19 games
• A-10 All Conference First-Team selection
• All Conference Rookie selection
• A-10 All Tournament team
• Synapses Sports All-American rookie team
• Scored first collegiate goal against La Salle
• Scored against UMass in A-10 title game
• Had an assist against Saint Joe's
• Recorded a dish against George Washington
• Recorded three shots on the season
• Second on the team with 49 ground balls
• First in the team with 35 caused turnovers
• 11th in the nation with 1.88 caused turnovers per game
• Third on the team with 35 draw controls

HIGH SCHOOL
• Four-year letterwinner
• Three-time All Bayside first team
• 2010 MVP midfield
• Captain of team senior year
• Qualified for US Lacrosse Eastern shore team in 2009
• 2009 Academic All-American
• 2008 Coaches Award
• 2007 Rookie of the Year
• Member of two-time National Draw Champions
• All Galaxy Team (2008 &2009)
• Also lettered in swimming and soccer
• Two-time Regional Champion and state silver medalist in two events
• Holds five of eight individual records in swimming
• 2009 captain, MVP and All Bayside first team in soccer

PERSONAL
• Daughter of David and Gail Blazer
• Has two siblings, Kaitlyn and Jake
• Sister, Kaitlyn plays lacrosse at Drexel
• Member of National Honor Society
• Academic All-American
• Principal’s List
• Named Stephen Decatur High's best all-around student
• Born Sept. 23, 1992

 

BLAZER, Taylor
SeasonGPGAPtsShotsShot%SOGSOG%GBDCTOCT
2011................ 19 2 2 4 3 .667 2 .667 49 35 20 35
2012................ 12 1 0 1 3 .333 2 .667 31 12 6 6
2013................ 17 1 1 2 2 .500 2 1.000 36 47 10 23
2014................ 17 0 2 2 - - - - 47 65 12 27
TOTAL............... 65 4 5 9 8 .500 6 .750 163 159 48 91

 

SINGLE-GAME HIGHS:
Points: 1, 6 times
Goals: 1, ODU, Mar 05, 2013 ; NC, Feb 19, 2012
Assists: 1, 4 times
Shots: 1, 5 times
Ground balls: 6, at Massachusetts, Apr 05, 2013 ; at Virginia, Feb 22, 2012
Draw controls: 10, La Salle, Apr 06, 2014
Caused turnovers: 5, at Massachusetts, Apr 05, 2013
 
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