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    Taylor Tashima
    Taylor Tashima


    Wilmette, Ill.

    High School:
    New Trier



    Freshmen Producing Strong One-Two Punch for Wildcats

    Newcomers Symone Abbott and Taylor Tashima have been fixtures for Northwestern in 2014


    Taylor Tashima Tabbed Big Ten Freshman of the Week

    Newcomer posted pair of double-doubles to open conference play


    Northwestern Travels West for Tough Tests in San Diego

    Wildcats slated to face first ranked foe of 2014 Saturday night


    Wildcats to Lift Lid on 2014 at NIU Invitational

    Northwestern opens season with six matches away from home


    Northwestern's Recruiting Class Ranked 18th Nationally recognizes top-rated NU class since 2006

    2014: Finished the regular season ranked 10th in Big Ten with 8.38 assists per set ... One of four true freshman to see action for NU ... Ranked third and first among freshman in the Big Ten with 13 double-doubles for the season and tied for first in conference with two triple-doubles ... Tallied 29 assists, four kills and three blocks in season finale against Maryland (11/29) ... Handed out 21 assists and added five digs, five kills and three blocks in win over Iowa (11/22) ... Earned her second career triple-double when she tallied 12 kills, 17 assists and 15 digs in the Wildcats matchup at Minnesota (11/12) ... Also set a career-high hitting percentage at Minnesota (.706) .. Notched her 10th career double-double behind 15 assists and 11 digs at No. 9 Illinois (11/8) ... Earned her first career triple-double behind 10 kills, 23 assists and 11 digs in upset victory over No. 9 Illinois (11/5) ... Recorded her ninth career double-double behind 11 kill and 22 assists against Michigan (10/31) ... Also added a career-high six blocks against the Wolverines ... Posted a career-high 14 kills and added narrowly missed a triple-double with 26 assists and nine digs against Indiana (10/25) ... Put away nine kills and posted a career-high 20 digs against Purdue for her seventh career double-double (10/24) ... Had six kills and matched a career-high with 49 assists against Iowa (10/18) ... Had two kills, 22 assists and five digs against No, 13 Nebraska (10/15) ... Posted 29 assists and added four digs and one block and kill apiece against defending national champion Penn State (10/8) ... Averaged 14.5 assists per set in week against No. 6 Wisconsin and No. 18 Minnesota ... Handed out a career-high 49 helpers against the Gophers ... Added 11 digs in that match to secure sixth collegiate double-double ... Had three kills and handed out 38 assists against No. 6 Wisconsin (10/1) ... Named Big Ten Freshman of the Week after posting back-to-back doubles-doubles, bringing her career total to five, against Rutgers and Maryland (9/29) ... Tallied 12 digs and six kills against Maryland (9/27) ... Posted 27 assists and 10 digs and added three blocks in first Big Ten win over Rutgers (9/26) ... Had a then career-high five kills on six swings and recorded her second double-double behind 37 assists and a career-high 12 digs against Loyola (9/12) ... Handed out 45 assists and notched eight digs and two aces in Wildcat's win over Youngstown State (9/12) ... Collected career-high three aces vs. Cal State Fullerton (9/5) ... Named to the NIU Invitational All-Tournament team (8/30) ... Recorded first career double-double in collegiate debut against Colorado with 46 assists and 11 digs (8/29) ... First career match took place on 18th birthday.

    High School: Four-year letterwinner and two-year captain at New Trier High School ... 2013 Second Team All-American ... Named to Volleyball Magazine 2014 Girls' Fab 50 list ... Led New Trier to third-place finish at IHSA Class 4A state tournament ... Helped Trevians finish 39-2 and as IHSA Class 4A runners-up in 2012 ... 2013 Central Suburban League South Player of the Year ... 2013 Chicago Sun-Times Player of the Year ... Ranked No. 11 Senior Ace by ... Has extensive international playing experience ... Attended U-20 U.S. Women's Junior National Team tryout in June 2014 ... Served as team captain for 2013 USA Girls' Youth National Team that won a silver medal at the World Championships in Thailand ... Also captained 2012 USA squad that won gold at NORECA in Mexico and a fourth-place finish in Croatia at the European Global Challenge ... Played club with Wildcat Juniors VBC ... Member of Spanish National Honor Society ... Honor Roll student ... Reading and Writing Center tutor.

    Personal: Daughter of Jennifer and Paul Tashima ... Mother, Jennifer, was a three-time MVP of Dickinson College's track team ... Father, Paul, played professional beach volleyball ... Chose Northwestern over Michigan, Michigan State, North Carolina and Marquette ... Anticipated major is economics.

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    Tashima's 2014 Highs

    Kills 14, vs. Indiana (Oct. 25)
    Total Attempts 31, twice, last vs. Michigan (Oct. 31)
    Hitting Pct. (min. 10 att) .706, vs. Minnesota (Nov. 12)
    Service Aces 3, vs. Cal State Fullerton (Sept. 5)
    Assists 49, twice, last vs. Iowa (Oct.18)
    Total Blocks 6, vs. Michigan (Oct. 31)
    Digs 20, vs. Purdue (Oct. 24)