UD Volleyball BIO
1 Taylor Hollingsworth

Third-year member of the Blue Hens who has earned two letters • will again to regain her starting role as defensive specialist/libero • one of the top liberos in the CAA.


Appeared in all 32 matches as the Blue Hens’ libero • ranked third in the CAA, 39th in Division I and ninth in a UD single season by averaging 5.00 digs per set • her 585 digs are tied for 11th in a Blue Hen season • reached double figure digs in all but two matches on the season, including each of the final 25 contests • posted a career-high 33 digs during the victory over Manhattan on Sept. 12 • added 25 digs vs. Princeton and College of Charleston, and 24 in consecutive three-set victories at UNCW and Elon • eclipsed the 20-digs mark in 14 matches • ranked second on the team with 27 service aces and third with 61 assists • named CAA Co-Defensive Player of the Week on Oct. 20 • selected to UD Courtyard by Marriott Invitational and University of Delaware All-Tournament Teams.

Appeared in all but one match while making 10 starts during her freshman campaign • ranked fourth on the team with 172 digs, averaging 1.74 digs per set • posted a season-high 14 digs vs. Furman on Sept. 14, William & Mary on Oct. 11, and Hofstra on Oct. 18 • added 13 digs during the five-set win over UMBC on Sept. 6 • contributed 10 digs at Clemson on Sept. 21 • also had six assists during the year • named to CAA Academic Honor Roll.

Four-year letterwinner on the volleyball team at Ursuline Academy • led the Raiders to the 2009 state championship and to runner up finishes in 2010 and 2012 • first team All-State selection as a senior • served as team captain during senior year • three-year starter on the Ursuline soccer team, including the 2011 squad that advanced to the state quarterfinals • spent one season on the track team • member of the Brandywine Club team that won the CHRVA regional championship • student ambassador and member of student council at Ursuline • four-year honor roll student • selected for DIAA Student Leadership Conference • three-year Jefferson Awards Student Leader • senior kairos retreat selected leader • selected All-State in theater, and played Oliver in her high school play.

Taylor Jean Hollingsworth • born July 15, 1995 • daughter of John and Rita Hollingsworth • has an older sister, Ashley • nursing major at Delaware • mother is a UD graduate • goes ice fishing with her family every year in Minnesota • member of Delaware Christian Athletes • also enjoys singing and listening to music • intered at the nurse managed health center on the UD campus over the summer • traveled to Italy for two weeks.

4, three times, last at UNCW, 10/16/14

Aces: 3, twice, last at William & Mary, 11/8/14
Digs: 33 vs. Manhattan, 9/12/14


Year Sets K E TA Pct. Asst. SA Digs BS BA TB
2013 99 0 2 3 -.667 6 0 172 0 0 0
2014 117 0 0 3 .000 61 27 585 0 0 0
 TOTALS 216 0 2
6 -.333 67 27 757 0 0 0

Position: Defensive Specialist/Libero
Height: 5'5"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Wilmington, Del.
High School: Ursuline Academy
Major: Nursing
Experience: 2 Letters
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