Taylor Lawson

#12 Taylor Lawson

HT. 5'4"
YR. Fr.
HOMETOWN Tucson, Ariz.

2014: Appeared in all 58 games for the Crusaders as a rookie, starting 55 times in the outfield - 46 times in center field and nine times in left field ... a Second Team All-Horizon League honoree and member of the league's All-Freshman Team ... hit .263 on the season with 30 runs scored and nine RBIs ... ranked second on the team and tied for fifth in the league in runs scored ... served as the catalyst at the bottom of the Valpo order during Horizon League play, hitting .364 with 16 runs scored against league foes ... tied for second in the league in league-only contests in runs scored ... recorded 13 multi-hit games on the year and scored multiple runs seven times ... went 3-for-6 with three runs scored and two RBIs in her third career game, Feb. 8 against Seton Hall ... recorded multi-hit games Feb. 14 against Central Arkansas and Feb. 15 versus Boston College at the Ragin' Cajun Invitational ... went 4-for-8 with five runs scored and two RBIs in Horizon League opening doubleheader Mar. 22 at Youngstown State ... hit safely in seven straight games Apr. 2-8 ... posted three hits, three runs scored and two stolen bases in a doubleheader against Eastern Michigan Apr. 2 ... went 5-for-6 with five runs scored in Valpo's three-game sweep of Detroit Apr. 5-6 ... registered two hits in back-to-back league games Apr. 13 against Cleveland State and April 18 versus Oakland ... had 3-for-4 day at the play May 9 against UIC and scored game-winning run in extra innings to advance Crusaders to the Horizon League Championship title game.

Prep: A four-year letterwinner for the Cougars ... earned First Team All-State honors as a senior after receiving Second Team honors as a junior ... named to state All-Star team as a senior ... earned MVP honors as a senior ... a First Team Tucson coaches selection her junior year ... ranked among top five in the state in steals her junior year ... named a Second Team All-City honoree as a sophomore ... started career by earning Honorable Mention All-Conference accolades as a freshman ... played ASA most recently for Arizona Hotshots 18U Gold (fall 2012-summer 2013) ... previously played for the Arizona Desert Thunder 18U Gold, helping the team capture the ASA 18U Gold national title in 2012 ... hit .364 over eight games to help lead her squad to the championship ... also earned one letter in soccer.

Personal: Taylor is the daughter of Brad and Connie Lawson ... major is exercise science ... born Dec. 13, 1994.