The Demon Deacons fell to the Tar Heels in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championship
2013 All-South Region Second Team 2013 NFCHA Senior Game Participant
Had a terrific senior season by posting 17 total goals with four assists for a total of 38 points ... Started 21-out-of-21 games ... Recorded five game-winning goals on the season ... Averaged 1.81 points per game ... Earned All-South Region Second Team honors and was selected to the NFCHA Senior Game ... Scored her first goals of the season against Miami (Aug. 30) in the opener ... Tallied a goal and an assists against Davidson (Sept. 10) ... Had an assist against William & Mary (Sept. 15) and at Maryland (Sept. 20) ... Recorded her first hat trick against Appalachian State (Oct. 1) scoring three goals on four shots ... Had two goals against No. 2 North Carolina (Oct. 12) ... Posted another hat trick against Radford (Oct. 16) ... Tallied a goal against James Madison (Oct. 20) and at Syracuse (Oct. 26) ... Registered her third hat trick of the season against No. 10 Boston College, scoring all three goals in the 3-1 win on Senior Day ... Was named the ACC Player of the Week on Nov. 4 for her efforts against BC ... Capped off a four-game scoring streak with a goal against North Carolina in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament ... Had a goal in the second round of the NCAA Tournament against UNC.
Started all 20 contests for the Demon Deacons ... Tied for the team lead in goals with eight, doubling her previous career-high ... Also matched her career-high with two assists on the season ... Scored seven of her goals in an eight-game span between Sep. 11 and Oct. 9 ... Notched a season-high two scores against Delaware (Sep. 23) ... Recorded her assists in back-to-back games against Davidson (Oct. 9) and William & Mary (Oct. 12) ... Fired the game-winning goal against Radford (Oct. 17) ... Her shot on goal percentage of .816 (31-of-38) was the highest on the squad ... Finished the season with 18 points, a new career-high and third-most on the team.
2011 (Sophomore) Appeared in every game and made 11 starts for Wake Forest ... Dished out an assist in the Deacs' first game of the year against Iowa on Aug. 27 ... Tallied her first score against in an overtime win over Louisville on Sept. 4 ... Scored again on Sept. 18 at North Carolina ... Also notched goals at Temple on Oct. 8 and against Davidson on Oct. 11 ... Recorded her second assist of the year at Liberty on Oct. 14.
2010 (Freshman) Played in 19 games and started the first 12 games of the season for Wake Forest ... Scored her first two collegiate goals in a 5-1 win against Michigan in just her second game on Aug. 29 at the ACC/Big Ten Challenge ... Scored a goal on her only shot of the game against Stanford on Sept. 27.
Background Played for four years at Frank W. Cox under head coach Julie Swain ... Had a very decorated high school career for the Falcons ... Helped guide Frank W. Cox to four consecutive Group AAA state championships ... As a senior, was named Virginia State Player of the Year, Tidewater Player of the Year, Regional Player of the Year and District player of the Year ... Was selected as a First Team High School All-American by the National Field Hockey Coaches Assocation as a senior ... In 2009, the Falcons were slated as the No. 1 team in the country according to TopOfTheCircle.com ... Ended her career with 124 goals ... Was named First Team All-State, First Team All-Region and First Team All-District in each of her final three seasons ... Earned Honorable Mention All-District as a freshman ... As a sophomore, scored 36 goals, good enough for fifth in the country that season ... Played club field hockey for Beach Premier for both Theresa Platte and Catherine Bowles ... Was an honor roll student and was a member of National Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society ... Has traveled to Holland to play in the International Hockey Tournament ... Was a member of the U19 and U16 National Team ... Participated in the High Performance Futures Program.
Personal Full name is Taylor McKinlay Rhea ... Born on May 2, 1992 ... Parents are Tom and Claye Rhea ... Has a sister, Susie (14), and a brother, David (10) ... Communication major.