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#11 Taylor Formico
Position: Defensive Specialist/Libero
Height: 5'7"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Saratoga, Calif.
High School: St. Francis HS
Other College: UC Santa Barbara

2014
Formico, who was named All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention, played in all 34 matches and led the team with 3.90 digs per set to go with 16 aces, which was third on the squad ... her 472 digs and 3.90 dps ranks ninth on UCLA's single-season list ... posted 27 double-figure digs contests, including four with over 20 ... notched five digs in the Regional Semifinal against #4 Penn State on Dec. 12 ... had eight digs against #15 Long Beach State (Dec. 6) and 18 with an ace versus LIU Brooklyn (Dec. 5) ... set season highs in back-to-back matches, recording 25 with two aces at #22 Arizona State (Nov. 26) and 26 with an ace against USC (Nov. 28) ... tallied 19 digs at Oregon State (Nov. 22) and 16 with an ace at #14 Oregon on Nov. 21 ... had 10 digs against California (Nov. 16) and 16 versus #1 Stanford on Nov. 13 ... recorded nine digs at Utah on Nov. 9 and eight digs at #21 Colorado on Nov. 6 ... had 21 digs against Washington State on Nov. 2 and 11 digs versus #2 Washington (Oct. 31), serving an ace in both contests ... posted 16 digs at California on Oct. 26 and 14 at #1 Stanford on Oct. 24 ... notched 17 digs with an ace against Oregon State on Oct. 17 and 10 versus #10 Oregon on Oct. 15 ... had 12 digs against Colorado (Oct. 12) and 18 versus Utah (Oct. 10), serving an ace in each match ... tallied 24 digs at Washington State on Oct. 5, adding 13 digs at #4 Washington (Oct. 3) ... had 13 digs and five assists against #18 Arizona on Sept. 26 ... posted 12 digs at #9 USC (Sept. 23) ... recorded eight digs at Cal State Fullerton (Sept. 20), 13 with two aces versus Yale (Sept. 20) and 10 digs against Georgetown (Sept. 19) ... had 18 digs against Utah State on Sept. 13 ... notched nine digs versus both Hawai’i (Sept. 12) and San Francisco (Sept. 11) ... had 10 digs against #1 Penn State on Sept. 6 ... posted 12 digs, a career-high eight assists and an ace versus #9 Illinois (Sept. 5) ... recorded 13 digs in a pair of matches on Aug. 30 against Loyola Marymount and LIU Brooklyn, serving an ace versus LIU ... tallied 16 digs in her Bruin debut on Aug. 29 against Binghamton, adding two aces.

UC SANTA BARBARA
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.

PERSONAL
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 Career Statistics (2012 Stats at UC Santa Barbara)
YEAR SP MP MS K K/S E TA PCT A A/S SA SA/S SE D D/S BS BA TB B/S BE BHE PTS P/S
2012 135 33 0 1 0.01 4 14 -.214 47 0.35 29 0.21 15 792 5.87 0 0 0 0.00 0 2 30.0 0.22
2014 121 34 0 0 0.00 0 2 .000 130 1.07 16 0.13 20 472 3.90 0 0 0 0.00 0 2 16.0 0.13
TOTALS 256 67 0 1 0.00 4 16 -.188 177 0.69 45 0.18 35 1264 4.94 0 0 0 0.00 0 4 46.0 0.18

Taylor Formico's Match Highs (Match Highs at UCSB in Italics)
KILLS 1, vs. Long Beach State (11/23/12)
TOTAL ATTEMPTS 2, Four Times (last vs. Yale, 9/14/12)
ASSISTS 8, vs. Illinois (9/5/14)
8, vs. Oregon (10/15/14)
SERVICE ACES 2, Three Times (last at Arizona State, 11/26/14)
4, at UC Davis (10/12/12)
DIGS 26, vs. USC (11/28/14)
41, vs. Cal State Fullerton (10/19/12)
POINTS 2, Three Times (last at Arizona State, 11/26/14)
4, at UC Davis (10/12/12)