Taylor Horner commits to Greensboro College

April 14, 2016

MARTINSVILLE, Va. — In the brief history of the Patrick Henry Community College (PHCC) women’s soccer program, there is arguably no player more decorated at their respective position than goalkeeper Taylor Horner.

The Williamsburg, Va. native looks to achieve more success at the NCAA level after recently committing to attend and play at NCAA, Division III Greensboro College of the USA South Conference. She will attend the school on a two-thirds academic scholarship while also being recruited to play for the The Pride.

Horner leaves PHCC as a two-time All-Region X selection along with holding the school records for most career keeper starts (29), most career saves (275) and most career wins (18).

“You cannot replace a player like Taylor, you can only hope to fill her position and develop the next player to the level that she reached,” PHCC women’s soccer coach Larry Wylie said. “With Taylor in the net it allowed our side to be a little more attack minded because the other players were confident that she was going to keep the ball out of the net.”

Horner made a career-high 18 saves last season in a 2-2 draw against USC-Lancaster on Oct. 27. She had 15 games in her career where she had 10-plus saves — six of those that featured 15 or more saves.

During her sophomore season, Horner was able to help close the gap in terms of results against Region X elite teams like Cape Fear, Spartanburg Methodist, Louisburg and USC-Lancaster. The Patriots went 18-20-1 over Horner’s two seasons in net.

“Taylor has a great work ethic which has allowed her to develop and improve the way that she has,” Wylie said. “I feel that she was a strong leader on and off the field, not just vocally, but by her actions and example, as well. I believe that she will have a great college career as she moves on to Greensboro College.”

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