Taylor Sandbothe
Taylor  Sandbothe


Lee's Summit, Mo.

High School:
Lee's Summit West H.S.


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Invasion VBC


All-American Honors Added to the Taylors' Trophy Cases

Sandbothe earns third All-America recognition


Buckeyes Push Wisconsin to the Limit in Fifth Set

Season concludes in the NCAA Regional Semifinals


Taylor Twosome Picked for All-Mideast Region Distinction

Sandbothe earns third straight All-Region honor


Back to the Sweet 16 Go the Buckeyes

Ohio State reaches NCAA Regional


Buckeyes Advance to NCAA Second Round with Vengeful Victory

Ohio State improves to 21-12 on the season

• Finished her career as Ohio State's all-time leader with 564 total blocks
• Also ranked Top-20 in the following categories: 455 block assists (1st), 109 solo blocks (2nd), 1.13 blocks/set (2nd), 1,914.5 points (4th), 1,498 kills (5th), .304 hitting percentage (6th), 3,348 total attempts (8th), 3.84 points/set (14th) and 3.01 kills/set (19th)
• First Team AVCA All-America (2015)
• Second Team AVCA All-America (2016)
• AVCA All-America honorable mention (2014)
• AVCA All-Region (2014, 15, 16)
• Unanimous All-Big Ten First Team selection (2015, 16)
• Ohio State Offensive Player of the Year (2015, 16)
• All-Big Ten honorable mention (2014)
• Big Ten All-Freshman Team (2013)

2016 (Senior)
• Started all 35 matches, playing every single set
• Paced the team with 622 points, 506 kills and 144 total blocks (20s, 124a)
• Also posted a .315 hitting percentage, 108 digs and 34 service aces
• AVCA National Player of the Week (Oct. 4)
• Big Ten Player of the Week (Aug. 29, Oct. 3)
• Named to the all-tournament team at the North Texas Challenge (MVP as well), Dr. Mary Jo Wynn Invitational and Ball State Active Ankle Challenge
• Ranked sixth in the Big Ten with 3.83 kills per set
• Set Top-20 marks in Ohio State history with season totals of 144 total blocks (T-4th), 124 block assists (4th), 622 points (8th), 506 kills (T-15th) and 1.09 blocks/set (20th)
• Responsible for 10 or more points in all but three matches, including a season-high 32 tallies in a win over No. 16 Texas A&M and a dozen outings with 20-plus points
• Capped her career with a double-double (13 kills, 10 blocks) at No. 4 Wisconsin in the NCAA `Sweet 16,' marking her 29th double-digit kill effort and 14th contest with five or more blocks
• Became a weapon from the service stripe, connecting on multiple aces in 10 different matches

2015 (Junior)
• Assaulted the OSU Record Books with Top-5 all-time numbers for total blocks (160; 2nd), block assists (126; 2nd), solo blocks (34; T-4th), blocks/set (1.26; T-4th) and hitting percentage (.366; 5th)
• Started all 34 matches played, missing a lone contest due to illness
• Big Ten Player of the Week (Sept. 7)
• MVP/Most Outstanding Player of both the Sports Imports D.C. Koehl Classic and the Golden Grizzlies Invitational
• Racked up 20 or more points six times, including a double-double (19 kills, 11 blocks) vs. No. 16 Illinois
• The 11-block total vs. Illinois is the sixth-highest in school history and third-best against a B1G foe
• Recorded at least one block in all 34 tilts and three or more on 31 occasions
• Walked off the court with nine or more kills to her name in 28 of 34 matches
• Attacked above a .400 clip exactly half the time (17 matches) and jumped above .500 seven times

2014 (Sophomore)
• Played in 31 matches, making 30 starts
• Paced the team and ranked 10th in the Big Ten with 1.16 blocks per set
• Tied for sixth in school history with 140 total blocks, the highest total since 1996
• Added in 321 kills, 69 digs and 11 services aces
• Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 8)
• All-tournament team member for the Oregon Tournament, Sports Imports D.C. Koehl Classic and Millennium Hotel Invitational
• Also earned All-Louisville Regional honors with 17 kills and four blocks against No. 4 Wisconsin in the NCAA `Sweet 16'

2013 (Freshman)
• Started all 32 matches
• Led the team with 1.02 blocks per set, posting Top-20 all-time OSU marks with 29 solo stuffs and 120 total rejections
• Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Nov. 11, Nov. 25)
• All-tournament team recognition for the Seminole Invitational and Blue and White Classic
• Contributed a total of 295 kills, 120 blocks, 51 digs and 13 service aces

• AVCA All-America Second Team
• All-Missouri First Team
• Led Lee's Summit West High to three straight state runner-up finishes (2010-12)
• Played club ball for Invasion VBC

• Daughter of Mike and Teri Sandbothe
• Teri is a member of the University of Missouri Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame and was a four-time All-American and seven-time Big Eight champion for the Tiger track & field team
• Mike was a four-year starter for the Missouri basketball squad (1985-89)
• Has a brother, Garrett, and sister, Elle
• Elle plays volleyball at Kansas State
• Linguistics major

2013 Match-by-MatchGet Acrobat Reader

2014 Match-by-Match Get Acrobat Reader

2015 Match-by-Match Get Acrobat Reader

2016 Match-by-Match Get Acrobat Reader