|Hometown:||New Haven, Mo.|
2015 (Freshman at Valparaiso): Made 42 appearances during her freshman season at Valpo, including 36 starts ... a Second Team All-Horizon League honoree, as well as a member of the league's All-Freshman team ... made 27 starts in the outfield and nine at designated player ... hit .349 with 15 runs scored and 21 RBIs on the season ... posted seven multi-hit games, scored multiple runs three times and drove in at least two runs on four occasions ... raised her game in Horizon League play, hitting .413 with 13 runs scored and 15 RBIs in 20 games ... posted a .619 slugging percentage in Horizon League-only games ... ranked ninth in league-only play in batting average, tied for seventh in hits (26) and third in triples (3) ... moved into NCAA record books by reaching base in 10 straight plate appearances May 2-6, tied for the eighth-best streak in NCAA history ... went 7-for-7 with three walks during the stretch ... eight of her times reaching base came during innings where Valpo scored runs ... recorded first career hit Mar. 13 against Albany, driving in two runs ... went 3-for-4 with three RBIs in Mar. 21 league win over Green Bay ... three-hit game came as part of six-game hitting streak Mar. 15-28 ... went 4-for-4 Apr. 11 against UIC to set a season high for hits in a game, a mark she would match with another 4-for-4 performance May 2 versus YSU during her on-base streak ... was the only Crusader with multiple four-hit games on the year ... connected on first career home run as part of a 3-for-5, two-run, two-RBI effort in win at Cleveland State Apr. 18 in nightcap of doubleheader sweep ... hit for the cycle over the pair of wins against CSU that day, including a triple in the nightcap as well ... scored season-high three runs in opener of three-game series against Youngstown State May 1 ... went 1-for-1 and drew three walks to continue on-base streak in regular season finale versus the Penguins May 2 ... kicked off Horizon League Championship with 2-for-3, two-RBI effort in win over Wright State May 6 ... picked up hits in all three league tournament games in ending the season on an eight-game hitting streak ... named to Horizon League All-Tournament Team, going 4-for-9 over Valpo's three tournament games while registering 10 putouts, including a number of diving efforts, in the outfield.
Prep: A four-year letterwinner for the Knights ... earned All-Region accolades in each of her final three years and was an All-District choice all four seasons ... also twice an All-Conference selection ... named to Academic All-State team as a junior ... picked up Player of the Week accolades from the Post-Dispatch during junior year and from KLPW during her senior year ... ranked third in the league as a senior in 2013 in batting average, home runs, triples, runs scored, on-base percentage and slugging percentage ... led league in triples as a junior while finishing second in on-base percentage, slugging percentage and home runs ... named to St. Louis All-Metro team in 2012 and 2014 ... earned MVP honors in 2012 at the ASA Underclassmen All-Star Game ... led St. Louis Prospects to third-place finish at ASA Nationals in 2014 ... made a combined softball/mission trip with St. Louis Esprit to the Dominican Republic in 2013 ... earned overseas experience in 2012, traveling to Italy with America's Team ... also ran track, qualifying for state meet twice ... member of fifth-place 4x800m relay squad at states as a junior ... member of National Honor Society.
Personal: Taylor is the daughter of Craig and Cheryl Nadler ... majoring in kinesiology.
Cheryl Nadler (New Haven, MO)