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Taylor

Mitchell

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Defender/Midfielder
Height: 5'8"
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Tarzana, Calif.
High School: Sierra Canyon School

Bio

Awards/Honors: 2017 All-ACC Freshman Team … 2017 TopDrawerSoccer.com Best XI Freshman Team.

National Team Experience: Trained with the U-18 U.S. National Team … traveled to Spain and England with the U-18 National Team.

2017 - Freshman (Stats): All-ACC Freshman Team … TopDrawerSoccer.com Best XI Freshman Team … stepped into the shoes left by former Blue Devil All-American Christina Gibbons, playing in all 26 matches and making 23 starts on Duke's dominant defensive line to help lead her squad to its fourth NCAA College Cup appearance in history … went the distance in 15 contests … key figure on a Blue Devil defense that posted a school record 18 shutouts in 2017 while finishing sixth nationally in goals against average (.379), seventh in shutout percentage (.692) and 33rd in save percentage (.841) … played the full 90 minutes in Duke's 4-0 victory at No. 3 West Virginia on Sept. 8, snapping the Mountaineers' 43-match winning streak in regulation at home … registered the first point of her career with an assist in Duke's 2-1 victory against No. 21 Utah on Sept. 11 … went the distance in Duke's shutout win at No. 18 Notre Dame Sept. 21, sealing the program record ninth-straight win … helped lead a Blue Devil defense that held the Miami Hurricanes without a shot on Senior Day (Oct. 15), the first time Duke had held an opponent shotless since Aug. 29, 2003 against Campbell … assisted Duke to a clean sheet in all five NCAA Tournament contests, marking the first time in school history the Blue Devils did not allow a goal in postseason play.

Regional Team Experience: Participated in the ODP program.

High School: 2017 American Family Insurance ALL-USA Girls Soccer First Team All-America … rated as the No. 52 player in the class of 2017 by TopDrawerSoccer … in the defender rankings, listed No. 9 overall and is No. 13 in the Southern California region … accumulated 157 points over her four years at Sierra Canyon School … a three-time First Team All-League selection … nominated for Gatorade California Player of the Year in 2016 and 2017 … collected 19 goals and 14 assists as a senior … helped head her Trailblazers squad to a 22-2-2 record, while winning both the California Southern Section Division IV title as well as the Southern California Division IV Regional crown … spearheaded a defense that allowed just 10 goals on the year … two-time First Team All-CIF Southern Section as a sophomore and junior … tallied 19 goals, 10 assists and 48 points as a junior … nominated for California Gatorade Player of the Year … League MVP … helped lead her H.S. team to a 20-2-3 record and CIF quarterfinal appearance … as a sophomore, notched 18 goals, three assists and 39 points … led Sierra Canyon School to a 27-2-1 record, Division V CIF Southern Section champions and regional champions … registered six goals, six assists and 18 points during her freshman season.

Personal: Full name is Taylor Shelby Mitchell … born December 16, 1998 in Pasadena, Calif. … daughter of William and Shelle Mitchell … Head of School honors list as a freshman and senior … Dean’s List selection as a sophomore and junior … received the Trailblazer Award her junior season.

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Taylor Mitchell Postgame - 9/11/17