2003 -- Recipient of UCLA Soccer's Coaches' Award ... Played in five games - against Penn State, Cal State Fullerton, at Fresno State and against FIU and Indiana in the NCAA Tournament ... Earned his first career start against Indiana in the NCAA quarterfinals.
High School -- 2002 first-team All-American and NSCAA/adidas High School State Player of the Year ... McDonald's All-American ... First-team NSCAA/adidas Youth All-American ... Also earned first-team all-region, all-CIF and all-league acclaim ... Four-year letterman under coach Rob Kodama at Crespi Carmelite HS ... Scored 24 goals and 32 assists and set 19 individual school records ... Team captain for his high school, club, state and region teams ... Member of the U.S. U-18 National Team pool ... Played club soccer for West Valley Samba, which were National State Cup Finalists in 2001.
Personal -- Greatest athletic thrill was being able to represent the U.S. with the National Team ... Admires Michael Jordan and Manchester United's Roy Keane ... Hobbies include movies and art ... Has many relatives who attended UCLA ... Full name is Taylor Daniel Canel ... Born April 30, 1985 in Valencia, CA ... Undeclared major.