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Taylor Houck

Player Profile
Class:
Graduated

Hometown:
Chalfont, Pa.

High School:
Germantown Academy

Last College:
Nebraska

Height:
5-3

Position:
Defense

Birthdate:
01/21/1991

Houck Career Stats

Awards: 2012 Second Team All-BIG EAST... 2012 Villanova Classic All-Tournament Team (Sept. 7/9, 2012)... BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (Oct. 22, 2012)... 2012 BIG EAST Academic All Star... 2009 Big 12 Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll

Career: Has played in 57 games with 56 starts for Villanova in her first three years with the team after transferring from Nebraska ... Has tallied four assists and 20 shots with 13 shots on goal.

BIG EAST Regular Season: Started all 32 regular season BIG EAST games in the past three seasons for Villanova ... Has two assists and two points versus league opponents, with both assists coming at West Virginia in 2010 ... Attempted 12 shots with nine shots on goal.

BIG EAST Championship: Started and played all 90 minutes in the 2012 first round game vs. DePaul at Villanova Soccer Complex, resulting in a 3-0 defeat... Attempted two shots.

2012: Was the only member of the squad to play every minute of every game... Started and appeared in all 19 contests for the season, totaling 1,806 minutes... Was the anchor in the Villanova backfield as a center back and the go-to player on set pieces for the season, registering 15 shots and 10 shots on goal for the year... Major player in the 1-0 defeat of No. 11 Georgetown that valuted the Wildcats into the postseason and handed the Hoyas their first conference loss of the season... Tallied a career-high three shots vs. Connecticut (Sept. 23). BIG EAST: Started all 10 conference games and played all 938 minutes as a center back... Registered nine shots and placed seven shots on goal (.778 shot on goal percentage)... Tallied a career-high three shots vs. Connecticut (Sept. 23). BIG EAST Championship: Started and played all 90 minutes in the 2012 first round game vs. DePaul at Villanova Soccer Complex, resulting in a 3-0 defeat... Attempted two shots.

2011: One of five players on the team who started all 19 games during the season and was the only field player to play every minute of every game ... Had a strong year as a center back for the Wildcats and was one of the leaders of a defense that held opposing teams to six shots on goal per game ... Attempted four shots and had three shots on goal; BIG EAST: Started all 11 games in conference play and helped the Villanova defense yield 6.5 shots on goal to the opposition ... Took three shots and placed two shots on goal.

2010: Played in all 19 games with 18 starts during the season ... Saw time as a central defender and on the outside ... Helped the defense post three shutouts during the year ... Took the majority of the team's corner kicks and finished the season third on the team with four assists ... Attempted one shot; BIG EAST: Started all 11 conference games, during which Villanova posted two of its three shutouts on the season ... Registered a season-high two assists against West Virginia.

University of Nebraska: First player from Pennsylvania to be recruited to play at Nebraska ... Red-shirted the 2009 season.

Club Team and ODP Experience: Team captain of the FC Bucks Vipers team that won the 2009 U-18 national championship, playing with current Villanova teammates Alexa Carugati and Heidi Sabatura ... The squad also won 2008 and 2008 Region 1 championships ... Eight-time Eastern Pennsylvania state champions ... Five-year member of the Pennsylvania state ODP ... Selected in 2009 as the No. 53 recruit in the nation by Top Drawer Soccer.

Germantown Academy: Received four varsity letters in soccer and one in lacrosse ... Three-time Team MVP and senior captain for a squad that won 17 consecutive Inter-AC league titles ... Selected to the ESPN-Rise All-Area first team ... Four-time all-league first team choice ... Named to the All-Southeastern Pennsylvania team by the Philadelphia Inquirer as a junior and a senior ... Three time All-Intelligencer first team pick ... Her squad was named Team of the Year by the Philadelphia Inquirer in 2008.

Personal: Born 1/21/91 in Philadelphia, Pa... Younger of two daughters of Terry and Linda Houck... Has an older sister, Tierney... Enrolled as a Sociology major in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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