9 Taya Valdez
9 - Taya Valdez
Height: 5-2
Year: Fr.
Hometown: East Lyme, Conn.
Position: A
Previous School: East Lyme
gp 14
p 26
g 26
a 0

2018-19: Led the Blue Jays in ground balls (27), 2nd in draw controls (21), and 3rd in goals (26). Had 8 multi-goal games, including a career-high 5 goals in a 17-10 loss to Emmanuel on March 30.

Before USJ: Valdez was a star for the Vikings of East Lyme High School. As a four-year member of the indoor track and field (and one year outdoor) team, she led East Lyme to four straight Eastern Connecticut Conference (ECC) Championships. She also won three conference titles in lacrosse from 2015-2017. Valdez won the sportsmanship award her senior year, and received a Spanish Academic Award as a junior.

Recent Games
Mar 30 at Emmanuel (Mass.) L, 17-10
Apr 6 Rivier L, 10-7
Apr 10 Johnson & Wales (RI) L, 21-4
Apr 13 at Lasell L, 21-8
Apr 17 at Simmons L, 16-5
Apr 20 at Anna Maria W, 11-0
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 14 11
Points 26 18
Goals 26 18
Assists 0 0
Shots 56 38
Shooting percentage 46.4 47.4
Shots on goal 44 30
Shots on goal percentage 78.6 78.9
Free position goals-shots 8-11 5-7
Ground balls 27 24
Draw controls 21 17
Turnovers 25 23
Caused turnovers 9 7
Fouls 36 33
Date Opponent Score g a pts fpg-fps gb dc to ct sh sh% sog sog%
Feb 28 at Elms L, 14-4 2 0 2 1-2 1 1 0 1 3 66.7 2 66.7
Mar 9 Colby-Sawyer L, 19-1 1 0 1 0-1 0 1 2 1 4 25.0 2 50.0
Mar 11 at Dean W, 19-2 2 0 2 1-1 1 1 0 0 7 28.6 6 85.7
Mar 13 at Albertus Magnus L, 16-7 0 0 0 0-1 5 0 1 2 3 0.0 1 33.3
Mar 16 at Saint Joseph's (Me.) L, 13-0 0 0 0 0-0 4 0 3 1 0 - 0 -
Mar 20 Regis (Mass.) L, 15-2 1 0 1 0-0 0 2 4 0 2 50.0 1 50.0
Mar 23 Mitchell W, 17-6 4 0 4 1-1 1 2 2 1 8 50.0 6 75.0
Mar 27 Norwich L, 20-3 1 0 1 1-1 2 3 3 1 1 100.0 1 100.0
Mar 30 at Emmanuel (Mass.) L, 17-10 5 0 5 2-2 2 3 2 1 7 71.4 7 100.0
Apr 6 Rivier L, 10-7 2 0 2 0-0 4 3 2 1 6 33.3 5 83.3
Apr 10 Johnson & Wales (RI) L, 21-4 2 0 2 0-0 2 0 1 0 2 100.0 2 100.0
Apr 13 at Lasell L, 21-8 1 0 1 0-0 1 2 1 0 4 25.0 4 100.0
Apr 17 at Simmons L, 16-5 3 0 3 2-2 2 1 0 0 4 75.0 3 75.0
Apr 20 at Anna Maria W, 11-0 2 0 2 0-0 2 2 4 0 5 40.0 4 80.0
  gp gs g a pts fpg-fps gb dc to ct sh sh% sog sog%
2018-19 14 14 26 0 26 8-11 27 21 25 9 56 46.4 44 78.6
Total 14 14 26 0 26 8-11 27 21 25 9 56 46.4 44 78.6
  gp gs g a pts fpg-fps gb dc to ct sh sh% sog sog%
Total 14 14 26 0 26 8-11 27 21 25 9 56 46.4 44 78.6
Conference 11 11 18 0 18 5-7 24 17 23 7 38 47.4 30 78.9
Exhibition - - - - 0 0-0 - - - - - - - -
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Home 6 6 11 0 11 2-3 9 11 14 4 23 47.8 17 73.9
Away 8 8 15 0 15 6-8 18 10 11 5 33 45.5 27 81.8
Neutral - - - - 0 0-0 - - - - - - - -
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Wins 3 3 8 0 8 2-2 4 5 6 1 20 40.0 16 80.0
Losses 11 11 18 0 18 6-9 23 16 19 8 36 50.0 28 77.8
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February 1 1 2 0 2 1-2 1 1 0 1 3 66.7 2 66.7
March 8 8 14 0 14 5-7 15 12 17 7 32 43.8 24 75.0
April 5 5 10 0 10 2-2 11 8 8 1 21 47.6 18 85.7