21 Marina Taylor
21 - Marina Taylor
Height: 5-3
Year: Senior
Hometown: Richmond Heights, Ohio
High School: Richmond Heights
Position: D


"She's fast, physical, and fierce in defending situations. There's a super aggressive side of her game that gives our defense some backbone. She's very capable of helping us build out and serves quality long balls and crosses. Marina is a solid 1 vs. 1 defender that we can leave isolated on an attacker when need be."


Made 12 starts in 13 matches in the defensive backfield, helping Cleveland State allow a single-season low 25 goals...assisted on the lone goal in Cleveland State's 1-0 win over Youngstown State (10/1)...tallied 13 shots, including four on goal.


Played in and started 16 games for the Vikings...recorded the assist on the lone goal scored during a 3-1 loss to Ohio (Sept. 6)... attempted a season high three shots against IUPUI in a 3-2 loss (Sept. 25).


Saw action in 14 games starting in 10...first career start was against Akron (9/3)...helped the team to win against Robert Morris (9/5), IUPUI (10/12), Youngstown State (10/24), and Butler (10/26)...first shot on goal was against Loyola (10/5)...rallied up four shots for the season...earned first letter.


Two-time team MVP at Gilmour Academy, earning the honor as both a freshman and sophomore...transferred to Richmond Heights High, which did not offer girl's soccer, prior to her junior year...third team all-city choice as a sophomore at Gilmour...lettered in volleyball as a senior at Richmond Heights... played for the Ohio ODP team (Ohio North) as a freshman...played club soccer for the Cleveland Soccer Academy, starting at defender on the teams that advanced to nationals as both a sophomore and junior.


Born Feb. 6, 1990 in Cleveland...daughter of Lisa Taylor...has two younger sisters. . . was active on the Student Council and Recycling Club in high school...has volunteered time at the Cleveland Food Bank and tutoring fourth graders...interested in majoring in sports management.