10 - Taylor Hall
Taylor Hall
Height: 5-7
Year: So.
Hometown: Cosby, Va
High School: Cosby
Position: C/1B
B/T: R/R

NOTES: Posted UMBC top-10 single season marks in slugging percentage (.627, fourth), on-base percentage (.429, fifth), batting average (.367, sixth) and doubles (15, ninth) as a freshman… Finished fifth in Division I in sacrifice flies (six) in 2013… Enters the 2014 season ranked sixth in UMBC’s record book in batting average, hitting at a .367 clip for her career… Also ranks fourth in slugging percentage (.602) and fifth in on-base percentage (.433).

2013: Team co-captain… Earned America East All-Conference First Team honors… Ranked third in the America East in batting average (.367), the fourth-highest average ever for a UMBC sophomore… Hit at a .419 clip during league play… Recorded a .440 on-base percentage, fourth in the league… Fifth in the conference in RBI (35) and total bases (80)… Tied with Danielle O’Neill for a team-best 15 multiple-hit games, including four three-hit contests… Led the team with 10 multiple-RBI games… Threw out a conference-best 18 runners… Made 49 starts as the catcher or designated player… Registered a squad-best 15 extra-base hits, including a team-high seven home runs… Batted a perfect 12-for-12 with runners on third and less than two outs… Registered 10 RBI at the Jimmy John’s Lion Classic II (Feb. 14-16), including a pair of doubles and a home run… Pelted her second home run of the season, as part of a two-hit, three-RBI day against Morehead State (Feb. 24), to help UMBC to its first victory of the year… Opened up a seven-game hit streak with a perfect 3-for-3 day, all singles, versus Morgan State (March 1), with two runs scored and two runs batted in… Launched a three-run home run and added a sacrifice fly for a four-RBI performance versus Coppin State (March 1)… Named America East Player of the Week on March 4 after hitting at a team-best .611 clip and driving in 11 runs in six games at the UMBC Retriever Classic… Tallied a career-best six RBI in a 9-1 victory versus Morgan State (March 15)… Finished day one of the UMBC Spring Classic (March 15) with a combined 5-for-6 with seven RBI… Went 4-for-6 with four runs scored, two RBI and two walks in a doubleheader versus Maine (March 23)… Drew five walks and scored three runs in a doubleheader at Saint Peter’s (March 27)… Registered three hits, with a double and a walk versus Georgetown (April 17)… Went 2-for-3 with a home run in the series finale against Albany (April 21)… Shared the team’s Most Valuable Athlete honor with Heather Brown at the annual athletics’ banquet... Named to the America East Commissioner's Honor Roll. 

2012: America East Co-Rookie of the Year… An All-Conference First Team Selection and a member of the All-Rookie squad… Named America East Rookie of the Week on April 2 and Feb. 27, becoming the first rookie Retriever to earn the honor twice since Amanda Fefel in 2007… Named to the UMBC Retriever Classic All-Tournament Team… One of three players to start all 50 games for the Retrievers… Ranked fifth in the America East in batting average (.367)… Recorded a .627 slugging percentage and a .429 on-base percentage… Led the league in doubles (15) and ranked ninth in UMBC’s single-season record book… Second on the team in runs batted in (27), home runs (8) and hits (55)… Registered a .992 fielding percentage… Tallied 16 multiple-hit games and recorded two-or-more RBI in six games… Batted .400 (14-for-35) with runners in scoring position… Launched her first home run of the season on a 2-for-3 performance against Longwood (Feb. 17)… Went 4-for-7 from the plate on day two of the Charleston Southern Tournament (Feb. 25), with three doubles and three RBI on the afternoon… Was a perfect 3-for-3 with two home runs and four RBI in game one versus Albany (March 25)… Recorded four hits in four plate appearances with a double, two runs scored and two runs batted in against Howard (March 29)… Doubled twice versus Georgetown (April 3)… Reached base in 12-straight games (March 18-April 3)… Batted .667 in a doubleheader against Stony Brook (April 14), with four hits and four RBI on the day… Reached base three times in the series finale at Hartford (April 21), drawing two walks and blasting her sixth home run of the year… Finished the season on a five-game hitting streak (April 28-May 6)…Homered in two of the final three games of the season.   

BACKGROUND: The 2011 Dominion District, Central Region and VHSCA State Player of the Year after batting .635 with 13 RBIs and 30 runs scored… Twenty of her 33 hits went for extra bases, including 12 doubles and five home runs… Also walked 21 times and struck out just once… A four-time all-academic and first-team all-district honoree… Also a four-time all-region and all-metro selection, with first-team accolades from 2009-11… Named to the all-state first team in 2010 and 2011 and earned honorable mention in 2009… Led the Titans to three straight Dominion District titles from 2009-11 after falling in the finals in 2008… Batted over .500 all four seasons, finishing with 139 hits, 82 RBIs, 86 runs scored and 40 doubles in her career… Named team captain and MVP as a senior… Selected to play in the 2011 VHSL all-star game… Received the Cosby “Heart of a Titan” award and the VIAA Central Leadership Award for softball as a senior… Led her club team, Richmond Rampage, to the 2011 Pony 18U national championship, driving in all five runs in a 5-2 win… Also a track and field standout at Cosby, earning all-district and all-region honors and qualifying for regionals in the shot put… A member of the National Honor Society and the National Art Honor Society and a distinguished honor roll student… Served as secretary of the Future Business Leaders of America… AChose UMBC over a number of other schools, including Longwood, George Mason and Salisbury… Daughter of Michelle Hall… Has a younger brother, Ryan… Born July 21, 1993… A financial economics major.

 
 

 Year

AVG

GP-GS 

AB 

R

2B 

3B 

HR 

RBI 

TB 

2012

.367

50-50

150

17

55

15

0

8

27

94

2013

.367

49-49

139

22

51

8

0

7

35

80

TOTAL

.367

99-99

289

39

106

23

0

15

62

174

 
 

Year 

SLG% 

BB 

HBP 

SO 

GDP 

OB% 

SF 

SH 

SB-ATT 

PO 

FLD% 

2012

.627

16

1

18

0

.429

1

1

1-1

209

41

2

.992

2013

.576

23

0

12

0

.440

6

0

0-0

133

31

2

.988

TOTAL

.602

39

1

30

0

.435

7

1

1-1

342

72

4

.990