Taylor Nicole Thomas #11 

Outside Hitter 14 Wild Gold

Height: 5' 11"
Handed: Right
Age: 14
Birthday: 09/05/2002

Standing Reach
90 inches
19 inches
Shuttle Time
9.61 seconds

About Me


Club Volleyball:

  • 2017 USA Division 3rd Place Medalist, Girls Junior National Championships
  • 2017 USA Division 1st Place Medalist, Lone Star Classic National Qualifier
  • 2017 USA Division 2nd Place Medalist, Mid-East National Qualifier
  • 2016 Bronze Bracket Champions, American Division, Girls Junior National Championships
  • 2016 American Division 1st Place Medalist, Lone Star Classic National Qualifier
  • 2016 American Division 1st Place Medalist, Windy City National Qualifier
  • 2015 American Division 3rd Place Medalist, Girls Junior National Championships
  • 2015 American Division, 1st Place Medalist, Mid East National Qualifier

Middle School Volleyball:

  • 2016-2017 Volleyball MVP
  • 2016-2017 Volleyball Team Captain
  • 2016-2017 Bronco Bash Volleyball Champions
  • 2015-2016 Volleyball MVP
  • 2015-2016 Volleyball Team Captain

Academic Awards:

  • 2016 Inducted into the Junior National Honor Society

I began playing volleyball with a local recreational team in September of 2012.  After two sessions, I desired to play for a team where my skills could be enhanced.  I then played for a team taught by a former Baylor volleyball player who helped enhanced my basic skills.  I fell in love with the game and wanted to be challenged more so my parents sought out club volleyball which is when I started playing for Instinct Volleyball Club in the fall of 2014.

When I started with Instinct I was the only player on my club team who had not played club volleyball before.  I was assigned the middle hitter position.  Being new to club volleyball I worked extra hard to enhance my skills by putting time in the gym with private hitting and defense lessons from the best of the best Brazilian National team coaches and players. In that same year, I got to experience my first national qualifier win and then winning 3rd at Nationals.

In my second season I was moved to outside hitter. To me this felt like another challenge and with my competitive drive I took this challenge and worked as hard as I could to the point where I could be the starting outside.  Battling thru injury the first part of the season I continued to drive hard to keep improving my hitting.  After missing the beginning of the season, I battled back to be the starting outside and our team went on to win the Windy City national qualifier and the Lone Star Classic national qualifier, sending us to the 2016 girls junior national championship in Indianapolis.

Volleyball has taught me many valuable life lessons such as discipline, loyalty, and teamwork. Without these virtues and more I wouldn’t be the person I am today.  After club ball, my goal is to continue to play D1 college volleyball.  My career goal is to be a high school and club volleyball coach as well as an athletic trainer.