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Taylor Racich
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Taylor  Racich

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Santa Barbara, Calif.

High School:
Dos Pueblos HS

Height:
6-1

Experience:
3V

05/02/2015

Waves Falter in National Semifinals vs. Long Beach State

Pepperdine concludes the 2015 season with a 13-6 record, reaching the semifinals of the national championships.

04/29/2015

Sand Volleyball Opens National Championships on Friday

Pepperdine opens defense of its national title on Friday morning vs. Georgia State.

04/12/2015

Pepperdine Impresses at USAV Collegiate Challenge

Pepperdine concluded the regular season today, and now awaits the national championship selection announcement, scheduled for April 20.

04/11/2015

Waves Blank Concordia, USF at USAV Collegiate Challenge

Pepperdine continues action at the USAV Collegiate Challenge at 10 a.m. on Hermosa Beach.

04/08/2015

#4 Waves Overpower #6 Long Beach State at Zuma Beach

Pepperdine concludes the regular season at the USAV Collegiate Challenge in Hermosa Beach on Saturday and Sunday.

04/28/2014

Sand Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. Long Beach State

Sand Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. Long Beach State (Photos by Ron Hall)

04/15/2014

Sand Volleyball: Pepperdine at USAV Collegiate Challenge

Pepperdine at USAV Collegiate Challenge in Hermosa Beach (Photos by Tyler Daugherty/USAV)

03/16/2014

Sand Volleyball: USAV Beach Collegiate Challenge

Sand Volleyball: USAV Beach Collegiate Challenge Pairs Championship (Photo by USAV/Tyler Daugherty)

03/14/2014

Sand Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. CSU Bakersfield

Sand Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. CSU Bakersfield - Photos courtesy of USA Volleyball/Tyler Daugherty

05/09/2013

2013 AVCA National Championship - Saturday vs. Long Beach State

Pepperdine falls to Long Beach State 3-2 in the national championship finals. Photos by Eric Bouscher

CAREER: Through three seasons on the sand squad, is 53-21 (.716) overall and 33-11 (.750) in dual matches … Member of the 2014 AVCA Collegiate Sand Volleyball national championship winning squad … Also a member of the indoor team in 2012 and 2013 … Appeared in 199 sets and 56 matches … Averaged 2.41 kills/set on a career hitting percentage of .217 … Also averaged 0.17 service aces and 0.59 blocks.

SAND 2015: Produced an 18-9 record as a junior, including a 10-5 tally in dual matches … Paired up with Sophie Asprey for a 12-8 overall record and a 7-5 tally while playing at No. 4 in the lineup … Also played alongside Corrine Quiggle for a 6-1 overall record, including a perfect 5-0 at No. 5 … Teamed up with Asprey to defeat Hawaii’s No. 1 pair of Brittany Tiegs and Nikki Taylor in straight sets, 21-16, 21-19, in Honolulu (3/6) to earn entry into the Rainbow Wahine Invitational Gold Bracket draw … Runner-up champion of the Silver Bracket at the Palmetto Invitational … Reached the semifinals of the Bronze Bracket of the USAV Collegiate Challenge in Hermosa Beach, alongside Quiggle.

SAND 2014: Went 15-6 as a sophomore, including a 6-2 record in dual matches … Paired with sister Caitlin Racich for a 7-2 record … Also teamed with Samantha Cash (5-3) and Sophie Asprey (3-1) … Went 4-1 with Caitlin from the No. 3 spot in the lineup and 1-0 while playing at No. 2 … Won the USAV Collegiate Challenge (Hermosa Beach) Copper Bracket pairs championship with Cash (4/13) … Allowed just 10 points per set en route to the title … Reached the finals of the Sand in the City Silver Bracket pairs championship with Asprey, and settled for runner-up after falling to teammates Katie Messing and Emily Cook … Dished 11 aces against Taylor Scioscia and Alyssa Walton of Loyola Marymount (3/20) … Put down 17 kills in a 21-13, 27-25 triumph over Bakersfield’s Shayna Guitare and Mariah Alvidrez (3/16).

INDOOR 2013: Appeared in all 26 matches and 98 sets … Credited with 22 starts … Averaged 2.59 kills/set and 0.85 blocks/set as a sophomore … Selected to the Pepperdine Invitational All-Tournament Team after averaging 3.00 kills/set earned at a .342 clip … Reached double figures in kills in 13 matches … Put down a season-best 15 kills in matches vs. Santa Clara (9/19), Gonzaga (9/28 & 10/24) and Saint Mary’s (11/7) … Hit at a season-best .481 (15-2-27) vs. Gonzaga (10/24) … Handed out three aces against Colorado State (9/7) and Santa Clara (9/19) … Earned two kills-digs double doubles, both on 8/31 vs. Iona and Wisconsin … Delivered 14 kill and a career-high 15 digs vs. Iona, followed by a 13 kills-10 digs effort vs. Wisconsin … Tied a career-best with seven blocks vs. Louisville (9/14) … Totaled 254 kills while hitting .242, 11 assists, 19 aces, 83 digs and 47 blocks as a sophomore.

SAND 2013: Partnered with both Victoria Adelhelm and Emily Cook for a combined record of 20-6 … Went 16-3 overall alongside Adelhelm, including 14-2 from the No. 4 spot in the lineup … Opened partnership with Adelhelm part way through the season with 13 consecutive wins … Defeated Hawaii’s No. 1 team of Jane Croson and Ashley Castl 21-14, 21-17 in pairs play in Malibu on April 6 … Went 2-1 with Adelhelm at the AVCA National Championship … Clinched the dual, 3-2, vs. Florida State (5/4) during the semifinals of the national championship with a straight-set victory … Teamed up with Cook for a 4-3 record … Averaged a team-high 1.88 service aces/set … Notched a season-best nine aces in a win versus USC’s Brooke Fournier and Natasa Siljkovic … Tallied five or more aces in a single match seven times … Posted a season-high 21 kills against Jocelyn Neely and Lauren Minkel of Long Beach State (3/21) … Averaged 10.57 digs/set at the AVCA National Championship … Averaged 6.45 digs/set on the year with a season-best of 26 versus Minkel and Neely during the national championship finals (5/4).

INDOOR 2012: West Coast Conference All-Freshman Team selection … Saw action in 30 matches and 101 sets … Averaged 2.24 kills and 1.59 digs … Credited with 32 aces for an average of 0.32 … In first career start vs. Cal State Fullerton (9/1), pounded home a season high 17 kills earned on a .438 hitting percentage … Surpassed double-digit kill totals on 10 occasions … Achieved the kills-digs double-double in five matches … Reached the 10+ plus digs plateau six times … Season-high of 14 digs set at UC Santa Barbara (10/3) … Hit .529 (11-2-17) at Gonzaga (10/20) … Collected 18 service aces in a five-match span from Oct. 6-18 … Sent down five aces vs. San Diego (10/6) followed by four ace outings vs. Bucknell (10/8) and San Francisco (10/11) … Posted a season-best 7.0 blocks at Saint Mary’s (9/27) … Totaled 226 kills, 22 assists, 161 digs and 70.0 blocks as a rookie.

USA VOLLEYBALL: Competed at the USA Volleyball High Performance Championship in 2011 … Won the A2 Red Team’s best server award … Also participated with the USA Volleyball Youth A1 Beach team.

CLUB: Competed with the Santa Barbara Volleyball Club from 2006-12 … Won the 2009 Junior Olympics and was named to the all-tournament team in the 15 open division … 2011 USA Volleyball Junior National Championships MVP.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Dos Pueblos High School in 2012 … Ranked #63 on prepvolleyball.com’s “Senior Aces” list … Spent three years on the varsity squad playing for head coach Todd Garrett … All-CIF Southern Section Division 1AA … Two-year team captain … Led team to the 2009 CIF Southern Section Championship … Reached the semifinals of the 2011 CIF Championships … Voted Most Valuable Player as a senior.

PERSONAL: Born in Santa Barbara, Calif. ... Daughter of Randy and Linda Racich ... Has four siblings: Caitlin, Chase, Tristan and Cole ... Sister Caitlin was a member of Pepperdine’s sand volleyball team and was the program’s first-ever scholarship recipient of the emerging sport … Chase played water polo at UC Santa Barbara … Twin sister Tristan is a member of the Azusa Pacific volleyball squad … Enjoys singing and was a member of a group called Outburst in junior high … Majoring in sports medicine.

FAVORITES: Favorite pro volleyball player is Nicole Branagh … Favorite book is the Bible … Favorite TV show is American Idol … Favorite food is steak … Favorite move is Titanic … Favorite singer is Carrie Underwood … Favorite sport other than volleyball is tennis and surfing.

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