4 - Taylor Payne
Taylor Payne
Height: 5-10
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Warwick, NY
High School: Warwick Valley
Position: RS

As a freshman:
Named the team's Most Improved Player, as voted by her teammates, after being pressed into action, and often playing out of position during her freshman year ... Saw action in 98 of 100 sets and played in all 29 matches ... Finished second on the team with 36 blocks, including four in the Bobcats' five-set victory over Saint Francis (Pa.) on Nov. 15 ... Also added a season-high eight kills against Saint Francis (Pa.) on Nov. 15 ... Matched her career-high with four blocks at Bryant on Oct. 18 ... established an early-season career-high with seven kills, Sept. 11 at Columbia ... Had a career-high six digs in the Bobcats' victory over Holy Cross, Oct. 13 ... Tallied three blocks each in contests against St. John's (Sept. 5), Central Connecticut (Sept. 26), Binghamton (Sept. 27) and Saint Francis (Pa.) (Oct. 4) ... Was selected to represent the Iroquois Empire Volleyball Association on their International Junior High Performance Team at the 2010 USA Volleyball High Performance Championships.

Before Quinnipiac:
A three-year letter winner at Warwick Valley High School...led Warwick Valley to two section finals...was named Most Dedicated Female Athlete at Warwick Valley in 2009...captained the volleyball team in 2008...played club volleyball for the Kaepa Whoosh Pride...also was a four-year letter winner in track and field...led Warwick Valley to the Orange County Championship in 2006, 2007 and 2008, as well as the Division Championship from 2006-09.

Personal:
Daughter of Linda and John Payne...has an older sister, Sarah Simmons...a physical therapy major.