UC SANTA BARBARA
Formico played in all 33 matches and 135 sets at UC Santa Barbara in 2012 ... named AVCA All-America Honorable Mention, AVCA West Region Freshman of the Year, AVCA All-Region Honorable Mention and Big West Conference Freshman of the Year ... also earned First Team All-Big West and Big West All-Freshman Team honors ... led the nation with 792 digs, averaging 5.87 per set, which was first in the conference and eighth in the country ... her dig total set a new UCSB and Big West single-season record ... recorded 30 digs or more in a match 12 times, including a career-best 41 against Cal State Fullerton on Oct. 19 ... also had 12 more contests with at least 20 digs, tallying double figures in digs in 31 of 33 matches ... was second on the team with 29 aces, posting at least two in a match six times ... had a season-best four against UC Davis (Oct. 12), adding three versus UC Riverside (Oct. 20) ... had her first career kill to go with a personal-best seven assists against Long Beach State on Nov. 23.
ST. FRANCIS HIGH SCHOOL
Formico played 3 1/2 years on the Lancers' varsity volleyball team after being promoted from her freshman team at St. Francis High School in Mountain View, Calif. ... was a three-year starter at setter for head coach Leahi Hall ... named All-West Catholic First Team as a sophomore, junior and senior (2009-11) ... also named West Catholic MVP in 2010 and SFHS Female Athlete-of-the-Year in 2011 ... earned California Division II Player of the Year accolades and CIF MVP honors after guiding SFHS to a record ninth CIF State title in 2010 (junior year), defeating Troy in the finals (22-25, 25-21, 25-17, 25-17) ... played club with City Beach and helped them to a Junior Olympic Bronze medal as a setter in 2009 and placed fifth in 2010.
Taylor Formico's Career Statistics at UC Santa Barbara
Born Taylor Joan Formico on Oct. 24, 1993 in Los Gatos, Calif. ... parents are Ramona Marr and Michael Formico ... has three brothers, Michael, TJ and William ... chose to attend UCLA to play at the highest level at one of the top programs in the country ... thing she likes the most about volleyball is the team aspect and working together and pushing her teammates toward a common goal ... favorites include the TV show "Revenge", the movie “Transformers”, country singers Blake Shelton and Keith Urban and actress Jennifer Aniston ... lists "the opportunity to play at UCLA" as the biggest athletic thrill of her career and says "it's something I've always dreamed of and I can't believe I'm actually here" ... hobbies include dancing, hanging with friends and family and doing anything competitive ... athlete she admires the most is her cousin, three-time Olympic Beach Volleyball Gold Medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings, because she admires every aspect of her game ... cousin, Marcia Wallis, was a two-sport (soccer, 2002-03 and golf, 2003) All-American at Stanford ... cousin, Brian Barnard, was a member of the USA Rugby Team for one year (2006-07) ... majoring in sociology.
Taylor Formico's Match Highs at UC Santa Barbara
||1, vs. Long Beach State (11/23/12)
||2, Four Times (last vs. Yale, 9/14/12)
||7, vs. Long Beach State (11/23/12)
||4, at UC Davis (10/12/12)
||41, vs. Cal State Fullerton (10/19/12)
||4.0, at UC Davis (10/12/12)