Official Athletic Site of the Valparaiso University Crusaders
Root Named Among Top Five Liberos by CVU.com
Taylor Root led the nation in digs/set in 2010. (Ray Acevedo)
Taylor Root led the nation in digs/set in 2010. (Ray Acevedo)

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valparaiso sophomore libero Taylor Root (Jenison, Mich./Jenison) has been named one of the Top Five Liberos of 2010 by the Collegiate Volleyball Update (CVU.com) after her record-setting campaign.

Root anchored the back row as Valparaiso, named CVU’s Deep Digging Team of the Year last week, finished fourth in the nation in digs/set.  The sophomore set new school and Horizon League single-season records with 754 total digs and led the NCAA with 5.94 digs/set.  Root, the Horizon League’s Defensive Player of the Year, was an AVCA All-Midwest Region honoree and earned Honorable Mention All-American accolades as well in 2010.

Over the course of the season, Root tied or outright led the Crusaders in digs in all 34 of her matches.  The sophomore led all players in digs on 22 occasions and registered at least 20 digs in 25 matches.  Along the way, Root garnered three HL Defensive Player of the Week honors, three All-Tournament Team accolades, including MVP honors at the Bradley Invitational, and was a three-time CVU weekly Top Performer.

M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lewis Brown Field
Aug 25, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Football Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Aug 28, 6:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 29, 3:00 p.m. Wofford
M Soccer Valpo Raleigh, N.C.
Aug 29, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina State
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 2:00 p.m. Campbell
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina Central
M Soccer Valpo Davidson, N.C.
Aug 31, 3:00 p.m. Davidson
Volleyball IUPUI ARC
Sep 3, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 10:00 a.m. UMKC
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m. Stephen F. Austin
W CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m.
M CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:45 p.m.
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 6, 2:00 p.m. South Dakota State
Football Saint Joseph's (Ind.) Brown Field
Sep 6, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep 9, 6:00 p.m. Butler