Taylor Malham - Soccer - Arkansas Razorbacks

#14 Taylor Malham

14 | MF | Sr. | 5-10 | Broken Arrow, Okla. | Union HS | TSC Hurricane

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As a Senior (2020-21)
Got the starting nod in 13 matches… Tallied two goals and five assists for nine points… Had the game-winning goal in the second match of the season at Kentucky (Sept. 27)… Recorded a goal and assist in Arkansas’ SEC Tournament quarterfinal victory over No. 15 Auburn (Nov. 17)… Played 80+ minutes in 12 of the 13 matches, including the full 90 in eight games… Named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll, majoring in Exercise Science.

As a Junior (2019)
Started in all 23 matches for the second-straight season, logging 1,777 minutes … Tied for second on the team with nine assists and was fourth with eights goals … The nine assists are tied for seventh-best in school history for a single season … Her 25 points and 1.43 shots on goal per game was tied for sixth in the SEC … Led the squad with 67 shots, averaging 2.91 shots per game … Picked up a hat trick and dished out an assist in a 7-0 win over McNeese State on Sept. 8 … Had an assist in a four game stretch from Aug. 29 through Sept. 8 in a streak that Arkansas outscored opponents 20-1 … Had the game-winning goal in three matches, including Arkansas’ SEC Tournament quarterfinal match with Ole Miss, playing the full 90 minutes … Played 90+ minutes in six different matches with a season-high 103 minutes in the Razorbacks regular season finale against Georgia on Oct. 27 … Logged 70+ minutes in both of the Razorbacks matches in the NCAA Tournament against North Texas and NC State.

As a Sophomore (2018)
Played in and started all 23 matches, upping her career games played total to 47 matches … Logged 1,787 minutes, the second most on the team … Also scored six goals and notched a team-best nine assists for 21 points … The six goals match her total from her freshman season and were second-most on the team … The 21 points were the eighth-most in the SEC and the nine assists tied for the most in the league … The assist total also tied for the sixth-most in a single season in school history … Also notched 75 shots, 33 on target for a .440 shot on goal percentage, the second-highest percentage among Razorback layers with 40 or more shots … Finished with top-three totals on the team in points (21), shots (75), goals (6), shots on goal (33) and assists (9) … Two of six goals came in SEC play (Missouri – Sept. 27; Auburn – Oct. 21) … Also scored three times in postseason play, twice in the SEC Tournament (vs. Ole Miss – Oct. 30; vs. LSU – Nov. 4) … Recorded at least one point in 14 of 23 matches … In those matches, Arkansas went 11-1-2 … Combined for five points in two of final three matches after setting a career-high three points in the Razorbacks’ 5-1 win over Little Rock in the NCAA Tournament First Round … Scored the game-winner in Arkansas’ 1-0 victory over Missouri (Sept. 27), for the Razorbacks’ third-consecutive SEC win … Provided an assist in Arkansas’ second goal of a 3-2 victory over No. 2 Texas A&M, the first win over the Aggies since 1993 and first over a top-two team since 2016 … Played 90 or more minutes six times, including five matches of 100 or more minutes … Played a career-high 110 minutes in the SEC Tournament final against LSU (Nov. 4) … Started both of Arkansas’ two NCAA Tournament matches, logging 45 minutes against Little Rock (Nov. 9) and 103 minutes against Virginia Tech (Nov. 16) … Scored one of Arkansas’ five  first-half goals in the first round win over the Trojans, her sixth goal of the year, while also logging an assist.

As a Freshman (2017)

Started all 24 matches, most of any freshman on the team … Logged 1,881 minutes, while scoring six goals and tallying two assists for 14 points … The six goals were good for second most on the team and the 14 points were third-best on the squad … Also notched 48 shots, 21 on target for a .438 shot-on-goal percentage, third-highest among Razorbacks with 20 or more shots during the season … Made her first collegiate start in the season opener at SMU (Aug. 18) and scored her first collegiate goal at North Texas (Aug. 20) … Scored four times during non-conference play, finding the net at North Texas, against top-ranked Penn State (Aug. 25), James Madison (Sept. 1), and Mississippi Valley State (Sept. 3) … Also scored goals in the regular-season finale against No. 19 Tennessee (Oct. 26) and in SEC Tournament-opener against Ole Miss (Oct. 29) … Goal against Rebels occurred in 32nd minute off a set piece and was the game-winner to send Razorbacks to the SEC Tournament quarterfinals … Scored two other game-winners against North Texas and James Madison … Had second-most game-winning goals on the team … Notched assists in 2-0 victory over Auburn (Oct. 5) and in 1-0 victory over top-seeded South Carolina (Oct. 31) to send Arkansas to the SEC Tournament semifinals … Was named to the SEC All-Tournament Team, one of three true freshmen to make the team … Played 90 or more minutes nine times throughout the year including in six-straight matches to end the year … Played a season-high 107 minutes in the SEC Tournament semifinals against Vanderbilt … Selected to US Women’s National U-18 Team for a two-match tour in Switzerland in April … Scored the game-winner in a 1-0 victory over the Switzerland U-19 team in their second match … Also was invited with teammate Parker Goins for USWNT U-19 training camp in San Diego in May.

One of just 24 players selected to participate in the U.S. Under-17 National Team camp in December 2015 … Participated in the Nike National Camp, U.S. National Camp, U.S. Soccer Player Development Program and id2 National Identification and Development Program … Won Texas Conference in 2016 with TSC Hurricane, leading the club team in goals and assists … Finished fourth in the conference in scoring and second in assists … Played with fellow signees Parker Goins, Nayeli Perez and Haley Vanfossen.

High School
Rated a three-star recruit according to TopDrawerSoccer.com … Ranked the No. 88 player in the nation by IMG Academy as well as the No. 35 midfielder …  Helped lead Union High School to back-to-back Oklahoma Class 6A state titles and the No. 1 spot in the TopDrawerSoccer.com national ranking as a sophomore (2015) and junior (2016) with a combined record of 36-0 … Four-year starter in soccer at Union High School … Two-time TopDrawerSoccer.com national champions (2015, 16) … 2016 NSCAA national champions, 2016 NSCAA All-Region … 2016 Gatorade Player of the Year runner-up … Led Union HS with 49 points on 15 goals and 19 assists as a junior in 2016 and earned Team MVP honors … Scored the insurance goal to help Union HS seal its second-straight Class 6A state title (2016) … Earned a spot on the Tulsa World All-Metro first team in 2016 … Named to the Tulsa Area All-VYPE team and Tulsa World All-Metro honorable mention following her sophomore season in which she scored 11 goals … Four-year starter for Union High School in basketball, averaged 17.2 points, 6.2 rebounds and 4.1 steals per game.