Student Athlete of the Month: Glastonbury’s McDowell

Taylor is both a captain and an honor roll student, helping to lead two of Glastonbury’s most competitive and historic programs, volleyball and softball.

How Taylor prepares before a game: Before my games I always try to relax and stay calm, but as soon as the warm up music starts I get amped up for the game to bring my energy level high.

How Taylor has improved on the volleyball court: During the fall season I felt my in-game IQ increased. This included my anticipation on what the other team would do and prepared me for where and what I should be doing on the court. I also became a more aggressive player this year. I had way more back-row attacks and aggregative down balls this fall season than I ever have before.

Taylor’s most memorable moment as a Tomahawk: Facing elimination in the State Tournament, our team came back and beat Ridgefield.in my final home game as a senior at GHS. Being down 2 sets to 1, we won the final two sets including the tie breaker,15-13.

Taylor’s proudest accomplishment of the 2013 season: Going undefeated in our conference 14-0.

Taylor’s favorite pro athlete: Derek Jeter.

Taylor’s plans for college: Going to pursue Elementary Education and continuing to play volleyball at the next level.

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