W. Basketball: Taylor Maldonado

Taylor Maldonado

  Position: G    Ht.: 5-5
  Hometown: Stroudsburg, Pa.
  Previous School: Allentown Cent. Cath. HS
  Eligibility: Sr.  Major: Human Movement & Performance

JUNIOR SEASON (2012-13): HONORS ... D2ADA Academic Achievement Award ... SSC Commissioner's Honor Roll ... Played in 12 games and started 8 ... missed 15 of FSC's final 17 games of the season due to injury ... averaged 11.4 points and 2.5 rebounds per game ... was team's leading scorer on year when suffering an injury in the second half of a game against Maryville (12/30/12) ... reached double figures in scoring seven times, including a season-high 18 points in season opener against USC-Aiken (11/10/12) ... hit 18 three-pointers on season, which was second-best on the team ... shot 40.9 percent from the 3-point line ... pulled down a career-high 9 boards and added 17 points in FSC's SSC opener at Lynn (12/1/12) ... had three three games with 4 or more assists ... was second on the team in free throw percentage (75.6 percent) ... played 30 or more minutes in 7 games, including playing all 40 minutes at Lynn (12/1/12) and vs. North Alabama (12/18/12) ... collected 13 steals on the year ... played in only three SSC games and averaged 8.0 points, 3.7 rebounds and was a perfect 7-for-7 from the foul line ... averaged 30.5 minutes on the year.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011-12): HONORS ... SSC Commissioner's Honor Roll ... Played in 24 games and started 22 ... averaged 7.5 points, 3.1 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.2 steals per game ... scored a career-high 20 points against West Alabama (11/12/11) and dished out a career-high eight assists against against Tampa (2/22/12) ... had seven double-digit scoring games, including opening season with three consecutive 10-plus point games ... dished out five or more assists in eight games and had nine games with two or more steals ... was fourth on the team in average minutes played per game (30.7) ... in SSC play, Maldonado averaged 6.3 points, 2.8 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 14 games ... pulled down a career-high eight rebounds against Nova Southeastern (1/7/12) ... had five or more rebounds in eight games, including pulling down 11 boards in the Mocs two NCAA D-II South Regional Tournament games at Rollins.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2010-11): HONORS … SSC All-Freshman Team … SSC Commissioner’s Honor Roll … Saint Leo Sleep Inn Classic All-Classic Team … Played in all 31 games, started two … averaged 8.7 points and 2.6 rebounds … started first two games of the season in place of Chelsea Johnson, who was injured … scored 16 points with six rebounds and season-high six assists in FSC debut … had season-high 17 points, six rebounds and four assists in second start to make All-Classic Team at Saint Leo Sleep Inn Classic … scored in double figures 11 times off the bench … had season-high six rebounds three times – vs. Mary, N.D. (11/19/10), Armstrong Atlantic (11/20/10) and Florida Tech (1/2/11) … tied for third on team with 34 3-FGM … ranked 14th in SSC in 3-FG% (.354) … had season-high three steals vs. Rollins (2/19/11) … averaged 21.5 minutes.  

HIGH SCHOOL (GRAD. 2010): Graduated from Allentown Central Catholic High School … four-year performer in basketball, three-year starter … team captain as a senior … team captain and MVP as a senior … averaged 12.0 points, 4 assists and 3 rebounds as senior, as team went 27-3 … helped lead team to four district titles and three conference titles … helped team reach state quarterfinals twice, as a junior and a senior … graduated with Magna Cum Laude honors.

PERSONAL: Born 12/12/91 ... daughter of Joseph and Lori Maldonado … has five sisters, two brothers ... was a member of FSC's SAAC in 2012-13 and attended the SSC's 2012 E.L.I.T.E Weekend. 

FSC CAREER HIGHS: Points - 20 vs. West Alabama, 11/12/11; Rebounds - 9 at Lynn, 12/1/12; Assists - 8 vs. Tampa, 2/22/12; Steals - 4 vs. Nova Southeastern, 3/3/12; Minutes - 43 vs. Barry, 1/14/12.

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