Valos Drives in Three in 5-3 Win in Nightcap
Colonials Score Season-High 11 Runs Against Northwestern
Annual GW Commencement on National Mall Punctuates Collegiate Experience
Senior is First Colonials' Player Since 2007 to Earn All-Region Honors
Colonials Rebound From 4-2 Loss to Saint Louis in Opener
2013: Atlantic 10 All-Conference Second Team ... NFCA Mid-Atlantic All-Region First Team ... Started all 48 games in which she played in center field and batted in the heart of the order all season ... Led the team and the Atlantic 10 with five triples, the second-most in a single-season in program history and the 18th-most in the nation in 2013 ... Ranked second on the team in average (.350), hits (50), home runs (8), RBIs (44), total bases (90) and slugging percentage (.629) and was third in on-base percentage (.412) and walks (18) and fourth in runs scored (24) and doubles (6) ... Most of those numbers rank among GW's single-season top-10 marks, including RBIs (2nd), slugging percentage (4th), batting average (5th), total bases (5th), hits (6th), home runs (7th), extra-base hits (7th), on-base percentage (7th) and walks (9th) ... Also matched a program record with four sacrifice flies, which ranked 29th in the NCAA ... Set career highs in average, RBIs, slugging percentage, walks, triples, on-base percentage and sac flies ... Her .350 average ranked 15th in the Atlantic 10 ... Batted .397 against A-10 opponents, ranking 10th in the league ... Led the team with 23 RBIs, 12 extra-base hits - including all five triples - and a .762 slugging percentage during conference play ... Hit .364 (32-for-88) with runners on base, including .411 (23-for-56) with runners in scoring position ... Also batted .382 (21-for-55) and drove in a team-best 21 runs with two outs ... Produced 13 multi-hit games and 10 multi-RBI efforts, including six games with three or more RBIs ... Ranked 66th in the NCAA in RBIs per game (0.92) ... Went 3-for-3 with two home runs, including a grand slam, and six RBIs in the first game of the Mount St. Mary's doubleheader (March 9) ... It was the sixth grand slam in program history and the 11th time a Colonial has hit two homers in a game ... In addition, the six RBIs match a school record set by Hilary King on Feb. 23, 2007 ... Hit another home run in the nightcap against the Mountaineers ... Batted .458 (11-for-24) with 11 RBIs and six runs scored during a six-game hitting streak from April 19-27 ... Had a double, two triples and two home runs during the streak ... Went 3-for-4 with a triple, a homer and three RBIs at Rhode Island (April 20) ... Named Atlantic 10 Player of the Week on April 22, becoming the first Colonial to ever win the award twice in her career (April 30, 2012) ... Also had a triple and a home run and drove in four in the first game of the Dayton doubleheader (April 27) ... Streak was snapped in the nightcap when she went 0-for-1 but walked three times, extending her on-base streak, which would eventually reach 14 games (April 19-May 8), tied for the sixth-longest in program history ... Strung together four straight two-hit games from May 4-8 ... Earned Atlantic 10 preseason all-conference second team honors and all-conference first team postseason honors from College Sports Madness ... Team co-captain.
2012: Started all 55 games, mostly in center field, batting in the heart of the order each game ... Set a program single-season record with 180 at-bats and matched the all-time mark with 33 RBIs ... Tied for the team lead in RBIs (33), ranked second in hits (53), runs (32), doubles (11), home runs (10) and total bases (94) and third in average (.294), steals (10) and slugging percentage (.522) ... The 10 homers equaled the second-most in a season in program history while the 94 total bases and 32 runs were third and the 53 hits ranked fourth ... Stole 10 bases in 11 attempts ... Had a team-high six outfield assists ... Second on the team with 12 multi-hit games ... Ranked fifth in the Atlantic 10 in total bases ... Batted .328 (20-for-61) with a team-best four doubles in A-10 play ... Opened the season on fire, hitting .425 (17-for-40) with five doubles, three homers and 13 RBIs through the first 12 games of the season (Feb. 10-March 7) ... Had back-to-back 3-for-4, 2-RBI outings against Appalachian State at the South Carolina Tournament and Army at the Colonial Classic (Feb. 26-March 2) ... Put together a 10-game hitting streak (April 19-May 9), matching the second-longest streak in program history ... Batted .469 (15-for-32) with two doubles, two homers, 10 RBIs and 10 runs scored during the streak ... Went 4-for-5 with four RBIs and four runs scored in the first game of the St. Bonaventure doubleheader (April 28), finishing a triple short of the cycle ... The four runs matched a school record ... Named Atlantic 10 Player of the Week on April 30.
2011: Played in all 44 games with 37 starts ... had six multi-RBI games, with three runs batted in on a three-run home run against La Salle ... had three different hitting streaks over five games, including a seven-game streak (March 13-22) and a 10-game streak (April 19-30).
2010: Started in the outfield in 26 games ... hit home runs against Army, Rhode Island and Charlotte ... had multi-hit games against Canisius and Army.
High School: Helped the Severna Park Falcons to a second-place finish in the Maryland state championship in 2006 after winning the county championship ... named first-team all-county in 2008 and 2009 ... named first-team all-metro in 2009 ... played for Severna Park Green Hornets from 2007-09 with Elaine Nescio, and the Maryland Magic from 2005-07 ... member of National Honors Society in high school.
Personal:Born Autumn Nicole Taylor on September 26, 1991, in Baltimore, MD ... daughter of Angela and Gregory Taylor ... has one brother, Brian ...majoring in exercise science.
Softball Takes Two Walkoff Wins on Friday
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Softball Continues Homestand on Tuesday
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Softball Hosts Weekend Tournament Beginning Friday
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Softball Downs Sacred Heart to Close Weekend
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Softball Falls on Day 2 of California Trip
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - The George Washington softball team fell in a pair of games on Saturday in the UC Santa Barbara Gaucho Classic.
Softball Drops First Day of Weekend Tournament
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - The George Washington softball team fell in its first two games of the UC Santa Barbara Gaucho Classic on Friday.
Softball Heads West for Weekend Tournament
WASHINGTON - The George Washington softball squad looks to extend its four game win streak over the weekend at the three-day UC Santa Barbara Gaucho Classic.
Colonial of the Week - Softball's Paige Kovalsky
Senior Paige Kovalsky was a force at the plate for the Colonials this weekend to help the squad to a trio of run-rule victories at home.