17 Taylor Sankovich
17 Taylor Sankovich
Height: 5-5
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Short Hills, N.J.
High School: Pingry School
Position: B
Major: History

2011 (Senior): NFHCA National Academic Squad honoree for the third time ... Six goals, two assists ... Started all 17 games for the second straight season ... Earned Major Y.

2010 (Junior): NFHCA National Academic Squad honoree for the second time … Started all 17 games ... Seven goals, two assists.

2009 (Sophomore): NFHCA National Academic Squad honoree … Appeared in 14 games … Scored first career goal in season finale, a 6-2 win over Brown Nov. 7 … Had one assist … First career assist came in 6-0 win vs. Fairfield Oct. 18 ... Earned Major Y.

2008 (Freshman): Appeared in 14 games, starting five … Made debut Sept. 7 at Providence … Earned Major Y.

High School: First team all-state, all-conference and all-county as a senior ... Team co-head captain ... NJISAA Independent School Scholar Athlete of the Year ... NFHCA National Academic Squad ... First team North Jersey Coaches Association All-Star Team, all-area North Jersey, Star Ledger All-County, Coaches Association All-County, all-conference and third team all-Group I as a junior ... Third team all-county and honorable mention all-conference as a sophomore ... Team was State Group I Champions in 2004 and State Group I Finalists in 2005 ... Team was Sectional Champions in 2004 and 2005 ... Team was Somerset County Champions in 2004 and Finalists in 2006 ... Won four Colonial Hills Conference championships ... Also was on swimming and lacrosse teams ... Class President ... President of Spanish Club ... S.M.A.R.T. team (biology group that researched and learned about the fields of molecular biology, molecular modeling and biophysics) ... Blue Key.

Club Team: Captained Spirit Eagles ... Team won Pool C at 2007 National Hockey Festival.

Notes: Worked as translator for Bound Brook Municipal Court, translating Spanish to English ... Volunteered at Fellowship Village Assisted Living ... Plays piano ... Has taken church mission trips to Montana and Tennessee … Member of Jonathan Edwards College.

Why Yale? Yale was the first school I visited junior year and I instantly fell in love. I visited many other schools but never strayed from wanting to be at Yale. I had my heart set. When I met the field hockey team, I saw how much pride they had in Yale and how much fun they were having in college. I knew that they were the types of girls I would like to be friends with and was sold on the school.