Athletics and academics were celebrated in Gopher Athletics
Uhl, Price earn MVP honors for second year in a row
Gophers show growth as spring practice begins
Sophomore is one of 13 up for the publication's second annual award
Sophomore is one of seven Big Ten representatives on First Team
2012 SOPHOMORE SEASON:
Received an at-large nomination for Soccer News Net Women's College Boot, recognizing the national player of the year NSCAA/Capital One All-America Third Team NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region All-Big Ten First Team Big Ten All-Tournament Team Minnesota Gold Classic All-Tournament Team Co-Gold Classic Tournament MVP Two-time Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week (Sept. 3, Oct. 15) Academic All-Big Ten Started all 20 games in 2012 Totaled 51 points on the season with 21 goals and nine assists, finishing just shy of Jen Walek's single-season record of 53 points and 22 goals Tied for first on the team with three game-winning goals Led the team with seven unassisted goals Was two-for-two on penalty kicks Finished the season leading the Big Ten Conference and ranking second in the nation with 2.55 points per game and 1.05 goals per game Tied for first in the nation with 21 goals and led the country with 51 points Had two goals and one assist in 4-1 win against USC (Aug. 26) Scored a hat-trick against Bowling Green on Aug. 30 Recorded her second hat-trick in a 3-0 win over DePaul (Sept. 9) Scored two goals and one assist in 3-0 win against Illinois (Oct. 12) Recorded her third three-goal game in a 5-1 win over Purdue (Oct. 21) Ended the season with two goals against Illinois in the Big Ten Tournament on Oct. 31 After just two years on the pitch, sits second on Minnesota's career leaderboard in points (154), fifth in career goals (36), and tied for eighth in game-winning goals (8) Set school records with 11 consecutive matches with a point (10/21/11 to 9/3/12) and nine consecutive with a goal (10/23/11 to 8/30/12) Recorded a school-best three hat tricks on the season Holds the school record for most hat tricks when combined with two from last season.
2011 FRESHMAN SEASON:
Started all 21 matches in 2011 Led the team in points (34), goals (15), shots (74) and game-winning goals (five) Ranks on Minnesota's single season charts for points (sixth), goals (T-fourth), game-winning goals (T-fourth) and shots (T-seventh) Finished the season tied for 22nd in the nation in goals per game (0.71) and 33rd for points per game (1.62) Notched the 11th and 12th hat trick in school history this season Ended the season on a four-match goal streak and a five-match point streak Received Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors three times (Aug. 22; Oct. 24; Oct. 31) Tagged Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week once (Oct. 31) Placed on TopDrawerSoccer.com Team of the Week once (Aug. 22) Earned Soccer America Team of the Week once (Nov. 2) Named Big Ten Freshman of the Year Unanimous pick for the Big Ten All-Freshman Team Named to Soccer America's Second Team, All-Freshman Team Started in first career game against Maryland (8/19) in a 1-0 season opening road loss Notched first career points by tallying three goals and an assist to defeat South Dakota State (9/21) 5-0 in the home opener Had her second game-winning goal of the season in a 1-0 victory at UC Santa Barbara (8/28) During the Minnesota Gold Classic, compiled seven shots in both the 2-1 overtime loss to Georgia (9/2) and the 1-0 defeat to UW Milwaukee (9/4) Scored the game winner in a 1-0 win at Illinois State (9/9) Struck home two goals including the game winner in a 3-2 road victory over Michigan (9/23) Tallied one goal in the 2-2 Border Battle draw at Wisconsin (9/29) Netted a goal in the 2-1 road win over Iowa (10/8) Set a career high in assists with two in the 3-1 win versus Indiana (10/21) Notched the team's lone goal in a 2-1 defeat against Purdue (10/23) Launched a career-high ten shots en route to recording her second hat trick of the season and the 12th in Minnesota history, while also having on assist in the 6-3 Senior Night win over Nebraska (10/28) Had the game-winning goal against Wisconsin (11/2) in the 2-0 first round win in the Big Ten Tournament Scored the team's lone goal in the 3-1 loss to Penn State (11/4) in the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament.
2010 ESPN Rise All-American Minnesota Gatorade Player of the Year 2010 Ms. Soccer (AA) 2010 Metro Player of the Year A member of the 2010 state championship team with Eden Prairie Her team was ranked No. 1 in the nation by NSCAA and No. 2 by ESPN Rise Two-time conference champions (2009-10) 2008 section champions and state finalist Three-time all-state and all-metro award winner (2008-10) Four-time all-conference honoree 2008 and 2010 Class AA all-tournament team member 14 total letters (soccer: 4, basketball: 4, lacrosse: 3, National Honor Society: 2, track: 1) 2010 Academic All-American National Honor Society member also played for EPSC United 2010 Minnesota State Cup Champions Team is currently ranked No. 12 in the nation and No. 1 in Region II 2010 Final Four GU19 Elite Predator A Champions 2008 and 2009 State Cup finalist A member of Minnesota ODP teams from 2004 through 2010 Competed with the Region 2 team (2008-10) Earned the Golden Boot Award at ODP Region II in 2010 1993 Minnesota State team won the Region II Championship in 2008 Competed internationally in Holland and Portugal.
Daughter of David and JoEllen Uhl Has one sister, Katelyn born April 13, 1993 Plans to major in biomedical engineering Chose Minnesota over Stanford, Wisconsin, Northwestern and Iowa State.
Getting to know Taylor...
Best sports advice you ever received: "Some people say I have an attitude - maybe I do. But I think you have to. You have to believe in yourself when no one else does. That makes you a winner right there." -- Venus Williams.
Craziest ambition: Be on the reality show "Survivor".
Before a game, I... Eat a protein snack, listen to music and play the "ABC" juggling game.
Favorite quote: "If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning; if there were no light in the universe and therefore no creatures with eyes, we would never have known it was dark. Dark would be without meaning." - C.S. Lewis
Who has had the greatest influence on your life? My parents
Something that people should know about me, but don't... I love water sports...tubing, waterskiing, wakeboarding.
Favorite athlete: Fernando Torres
Favorite book: Angel and Demons by Dan Brown
Who would play you in a movie about your life? Blake Lively
Most treasured possession: Phone/IPod
Ten years from now, I want to be... Still playing soccer? Otherwise, successfully working in the Bio-medical field and starting a family.
Beal Named NSCAA All-American
Minnesota's Rashida Beal has been named a Second Team All-American by the NSCAA.
Kolander Named Senior CLASS Award All-American
Senior forward Simone Kolander has been named a First Team Senior CLASS Award All-American
Gophers Trio Named to All-Great Lakes Region Team
Beal, Kolander and Stiever have been named to the All-Great Lakes Region First Team by the NSCAA.