Downingtown, Pa./Downingtown East
At Delaware: Second-year player • expected to again start for the Blue Hens' defensive line.
2009 Season: One of seven Blue Hens to start each of UD's 17 games • helped lead the UD defense that shutout nine of its opponents • laced one shot during the season.
High School: Four-year starter on soccer team at Downingtown East High School • three-time first team All-Ches-Mont selection • twice selected to first team all-area by Daily Local News • was team captain as a junior and senior • led team to 2007 state semifinals • played under head coach Beth Hatt, UD’s career leader in goals and points • four-year member of basketball team • led squad to 2009 state semifinals • National Honor Society member • earned 2008-09 Downingtown East Coaches Award.
Personal: Taylor Diane Thompson • daughter of Brian and Tamara Thompson • has an older brother, Michael, and a younger sister, Nicole • Michael is a junior on the Dickinson College football team • father is a Delaware graduate • exercise science major at Delaware • aspires to become a physical therapist following graduation • enjoys basketball, reading and coaching youth sports.