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Chris Taylor
7   Chris Taylor

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Edmond, Okla.

High School:
Casady

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 160

Position:
Defender

Experience:
4L


TULSA - Was a four-year letterwinner . . . started 81 of 82 career contests . . . had eight goals and 17 assists for 33 points.

SENIOR (2010) - Started 16 of 17 games . . . scored the game-winning goal against Saint Louis . . . picked up assists against Seattle, Lipscomb, and UCF in both the regular season and C-USA tournament . . . helped post shutouts over Western Illinois, SIU-Edwardsville, UAB, Kentucky and Bradley . . . attempted 29 shots, 14 of which were on goal . . . was named to the Conference USA Preseason team . . . picked up All-C-USA third team honors . . . was selected as a Top Drawer Soccer C-USA Top-20 Player to Watch . . . was named to the SMU Classic All-Tournament team . . . was named as Tulsa's Student-Athlete of the Week on Nov. 15 . . . picked up NSCAA All-Midwest Region second team honors . . . was named as TU's "Man of the Match" against UCF.

JUNIOR (2009) - Started all 22 games . . . scored a goal against Denver off a penalty kick . . . picked up seven assists, including two each against Florida International and Marshall . . . attempted 22 shots, 11 of which were on goal . . . was named to the C-USA Preseason Team, the all-tournament team and earned second team all-C-USA honors . . . was third in assists (7) among all C-USA players . . . was selected as TU's Student-Athlete of the Week on Dec. 1 . . . earned NSCAA All-Midwest Region second-team honors . . . was named as TU's "Man of the Match" against Florida International and Denver.

SOPHOMORE (2008) - Started all 23 games . . . scored four goals and had four assists for 12 points . . . tallied game-winning goals against Hofstra, Oral Roberts and UAB, and added a goal against Kentucky . . . picked up assists against UAB, Marshall, Memphis and FIU . . . attempted 20 shots, 14 of which were on goal . . . was third in the league in game-winning goals and 10th in assists . . . was selected to the Prego's Express Italian Men's Soccer Invitational All-Tournament team . . . was named as the Tulsa Student-Athlete of the Week and the Conference USA Player of the Week on Oct. 13 . . . picked up All-C-USA first team accolades . . . received NSCAA/adidas NCAA All-Midwest second team honors . . . was named as TU's "Man of the Match" against South Carolina.

FRESHMAN (2007) - Started all 20 games . . . posted a goal against Virginia Tech and UAB, and picked up an assist against Georgetown and FIU . . . attempted 26 shots . . . named TU's "Man of the Match" against Kentucky . . . garnered C-USA All-Freshmen team accolades.

PRIOR TO TULSA - Was a four-year soccer letterwinner at Casady High School . . . also lettered in cross country, track and football . . . knocked in 42 goals and had 54 assists for 138 points in his high school career . . . was named an All-North Zone selection and CHS Most Valuable Player as a sophomore, junior and senior . . . was an All-SPC selection as a junior and senior, and earned Honorable Mention All-SPC accolades as a sophomore . . . as a senior, led his team to an SPC Conference Championship . . . played eight seasons with the NOKC Padova '89 Red Club Team and led that team to five Oklahoma State Championships and two runner-up finishes . . . was a member of the ODP Pool for four years and ODP Team for three years.

PERSONAL - An economics major . . . born May 12, 1989 . . . one of three children of Jim and Linda Taylor . . . was named to the TU Athletic Director's Honor Roll and was selected as a C-USA All-Academic Honoree as a freshman . . . as a sophomore, was selected to the Tulsa Dean's List and was a C-USA All-Academic Honoree . . . during his junior season, was named to the C-USA All-Academic Team and ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VI first team, as well as the Tulsa Dean's List and was a C-USA All-Academic Medalist . . . as a senior, was selected to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VI first team.