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Taylor Simpson 3
Taylor Simpson

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Colorado Springs, Colo.

High School:
Dohety

Height:
6-3

Position:
OH


10/03/2012

Volleyball Headed to Tennessee, Alabama

Mizzou will play six of its next seven matches on the road, beginning this weekend.

09/28/2012

Tigers Stumble Against Texas A&M, 3-1

All-American Lisa Henning leads the team with 20 kills on the season.

09/26/2012

Volleyball Returns Home to Face Texas A&M, Georgia

Mizzou is one of just three teams with an SEC-leading three league wins.

09/19/2012

Tigers Hit the Road for Crucial SEC Road Trip

Mizzou will face perennial SEC Foes Florida and LSU

09/16/2012

Tiger Volleyball Blanks Ole Miss

Henning, Little and Simpson help Tigers to their first 2-0 start in league play since 2005.

10/02/2012

Missouri vs. Georgia

Missouri vs. Georgia - September 29, 2012

09/16/2012

Missouri vs Ole Miss - September 16, 2012

Missouri vs Ole Miss

09/12/2012

Missouri vs. Tennessee

Missouri vs. Tennessee - September 12, 2012

08/26/2012

Missouri vs. Michigan

Missouri vs. Michigan - August 25, 2012

08/25/2012

Missouri vs Nicholls State - August 25, 2012

Tiger Invitational

The Mizzou volleyball program landed a heralded recruit this week as Taylor Simpson, a 6-3 outside hitter from Colorado Springs, has committed to play with the Tigers during the 2012 season. Simpson was the No. 9 recruit nationally in 2010 according to PrepVolleyball.com, marking the top prospect ever to commit to play at Mizzou. She is eligible to play immediately, beginning in the fall of 2012.

Simpson most recently played volleyball at the University of Nebraska during the 2011 season as she played in 34 sets in 12 matches, tallying 13 kills and nine blocks. Simpson transferred from Nebraska to Florida State before committing to Mizzou last week.

"We're very excited to have Taylor join us here at Mizzou," Mizzou head coach Wayne Kreklow said. "She has the physical tools and skill set to have an immediate impact on our team and program. Taylor is a great player and an even better person and we couldn't be happier with her decision to become a Mizzou Tiger."

Coming out of Doherty High School in Colorado Springs, Simpson earned plenty of accolades nationally. After being ranked No. 9 by PrepVolleyball.com, Simpson was selected as an Under Armour All-American in 2010 and was an ESPN RISE Volleyball All-America honorable mention selection. On top of that, Simpson was the Colorado high School Class 5A Player of the Year in 2009 and was a member of the 2010 US Youth Olympic Team that finished second in Singapore, leading the team in points during that tournament. She had 11 kills, six blocks and an ace in the final match of that tournament as well. In 30 matches during her senior year of high school, Simpson tallied 471 kills, 60 blocks, 312 digs and 21 aces, leading her team to a 22-8 overall record.