Taylor Roberts, the most decorated player in Coosa High School Volleyball history, signed with Emmanuel College on Friday afternoon surrounded by her family and teammates.
Roberts, the 6’1 Middle Blocker, completed her career this season with many accolades, awards, and recognitions, on top of having a record-breaking season in several major statistical categories, such as the the American Volleyball Coaches’ Association National Player of the Week for the entire state of Georgia (all classifications) for the week of September 11-17, 2017, Area 3AA Player of the Year, and the Georgia Volleyball Coaches’ Association Class AA Player of the Year (first public school player to win this award in A or AA).
“Taylor is one of those players that does not come around that often. She is a hard worker, an outstanding leader, an encourager, and she has one of the best attitudes I have ever seen in an athlete,” said Coosa High Head Volleyball Coach Nic Hann. “Her determination to get better every single point is the reason why she has had such a successful high school career. I can honestly say that she had a huge part in leading the team to the AA State Championship this season, as she is one of those leaders that is so easy to follow.”
Taylor’s career stats include:
Taylor’s 2017 season stats include:
With such an outstanding career, Roberts placed her name in the state record books in multiple categories:
State Individual Career Records:
Career Total Blocks: 388 ranks 5th in Georgia
Career Attacking Percentage: .363 ranks 9th in Georgia
Career Blocks per set: 1.0 ranks 4th in Georgia
State Individual Season Records:
Season Total Blocks: 174 ranks 6th in Georgia
Season Attacking Percentage: .483, ranks 4th in Georgia
Season Blocks per Set: 1.4, ranks 7th in Georgia
“The rest of the team looks up to her because she leads by example. She has poured her heart and soul into this program over the last four years, and she has made an impact on so many players and coaches along the way,” said Coach Hann. “I am so thankful for what Taylor has done for this team, and I am extremely excited to see how she continues to grow as a player and individual during her time at Emmanuel. I wish her the absolute best in this next chapter of her life.”
Story contributed by CHS Volleyball Team