Taylor Venuti a 5’6” left footed full back from Brookswood Secondary in Langley has committed to play this fall for Claire Paterson and the 2011 edition of the UBC Heat women’s soccer team.
Taylor joins Michelle Smith out of Vernon as the second new recruit Paterson has inked for the fall of 2011. Claire likes the way her team is adding depth with these recruits to enhance her squad that last fall navigated the regular season undefeated, ultimately finishing with a Provincial Bronze medal. "I am very happy that Taylor has decided to come to UBC in the fall,” adds Claire. “I got the chance to see her play in our two player identification camps and I was very impressed me with her vision and composure on the ball. I believe she will be a great asset to our team."
A member of the Langley FC Metro team for the past four years, Taylor has played on an extremely successful club team, as the Langley Football Club has developed numerous CIS level players. Taylor is a member of the Coastal Cup and Provincial Championship 2010 side as her Langley team finished with a silver medal in the Coastal Cup final. Taylor also plays for the Langley FC PCSL women's reserve team and has competed at the San Diego Surf Cup.
Taylor is excited to join the ranks of the UBC Heat, "I chose UBCO because it's an opportunity for me to play soccer with a talented team and one of the top coaches. Academically, UBCO also offers me one of the top degrees in Canada."