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    Taylor Tashima
    Taylor Tashima

    Class:
    Freshman

    Hometown:
    Wilmette, Ill.

    High School:
    New Trier

    Position:
    S



    10/23/2014

    Freshmen Producing Strong One-Two Punch for Wildcats

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

    09/29/2014

    Taylor Tashima Tabbed Big Ten Freshman of the Week

    Newcomer posted pair of double-doubles to open conference play

    09/04/2014

    Northwestern Travels West for Tough Tests in San Diego

    Wildcats slated to face first ranked foe of 2014 Saturday night

    08/27/2014

    Wildcats to Lift Lid on 2014 at NIU Invitational

    Northwestern opens season with six matches away from home

    06/25/2014

    Northwestern's Recruiting Class Ranked 18th Nationally

    Prepvolleyball.com recognizes top-rated NU class since 2006

    2014: Ranks seventh in Big Ten with 9.70 assists per set ... Posted a career-high 14 kills and added nine digs and a block against Indiana (10/25) ... Put away nine kills and posted a career-high 20 digs against Purdue (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 MaxPreps.com 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 PrepVolleyball.com ... 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 12, vs. Maryland (Sept. 27)
    Hitting Pct. (min. 10 att) .417, vs. Maryland (Sept. 27)
    Service Aces 3, vs. Cal State Fullerton (Sept. 5)
    Assists 49, twice, last vs. Iowa (Oct.18)
    Total Blocks 4, vs. Cal State Fullerton (Sept. 5)
    Digs 20, vs. Purdue (Oct. 24)