Coatesville Grad a Rock in Goal in Her First Season as a Starter on Syracuse’s Field Hockey Team

Image of Syd Taylor, center, via The Daily Orange.

Syd Taylor, a junior at Syracuse who had a stellar field hockey career at Coatesville High School, is making the most out of her first season as the Orange’s starting goalie, writes Roshan Fernandez for The Daily Orange.

In high school, Taylor registered more than 1,000 saves, including a record 51 in one game, as she faced a high volume of shots playing in a program that hasn’t had much success in the sport.

“She took it as a challenge to make sure that she (was) doing her part to have the team win the games they could win,” said Doreen Taylor, Syd’s mother and her coach at Coatesville.

That experience prepared her for this season at Syracuse. In six games, Taylor recorded 21 saves, including a career-high seven against Wake Forest. During that game, she held the Demon Deacons scoreless for 47 minutes, a performance that earned her a pair of Defensive Player of the Week awards, one from the National Field Hockey Coaches Association and the other from the Atlantic Coast Conference.

“I always knew she was capable of that,” said Doreen Taylor.

Read more about Syd Taylor in The Daily Orange here.

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