Riley on Parrish: A great player with unlimited potential ... Is expected to lead the team with her offense again this season ... Continues to make strides toward attacking from both the front and back row.
2006: Made an enormous impact as a newcomer, asserting herself as a force on the offensive end ... Led the team in kills, finishing tied for 10th on Tech's single-season list and second on Tech's all-time freshman kill chart with 444 kills ... Led the team in kills 17 times and in digs five times, including holding the team lead in both kills and digs in three matches ... Reached 10 or more kills in all but six matches ... Recorded 10 double-doubles, eight 20-kill performances and one 20-dig performance, including a 21 kills and 24 dig outing against Wake Forest ... Finished the season ranked seventh in the ACC with 3.73 kills per game ... Named MVP of Hokie Fall Invite and East Carolina Tournament ... Earned season's first ACC Player of the Week honors after ECU Tournament ... Was also named the Nextel Athlete of the Week for the week of Sept. 28 ... Named Second Team All-State by VaSID... First Hokie to be named to All-ACC Freshman Team ... Voted Team Rookie of the Year.
High School: Had 1,967 career kills and 1,623 career digs at Harpeth Hall under head coach Valorie Baker ... A 2002-05 all-region team selection ... 2001 and 2005 state champion ... 2005 state tournament MVP ... 2005 PrepVolleyball.com All-American and nominated for National Player of the Year ... Played club volleyball for Impact VBC ... Won two state championships in basketball and ran track.
Personal: Taylor Louise Parrish was born Sept. 1, 1987, in Nashville, Tenn. ... Is the daughter of Carolyn and Lee Parrish ... Has one sibling, Reid ... Father Lee swam at the University of Oklahoma ... Biology major.