Class of 2020 setter/middle blocker/pin Taylor Gates has verbally committed to the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns (also known as UL Lafayette) women’s volleyball program.
Gates is a rising junior as the fall semester approaches for her at Liberty North High School in Missouri. As a sophomore middle blocker/setter – in her second season of varsity – Gates notched 188 kills (3.2 per set) on a .243 hitting percentage, 160 digs (2.8 per set), 160 assists (2.8 per set), 27 blocks (0.5 per set) and 10 aces (0.2 per set). As a freshman she had higher per set numbers in both blocks (0.8) and aces (0.3) according to her MaxPreps profile.
On the club circuit, Gates plays with Club North Volleyball as a setter and pin-player. She owns a 7’7″ standing reach, a 9’1.5″ block touch, a 9’3″ standing jump and a 9’6″ approach jump. Her club profile can be seen here, which notes some of the team’s victories and awards that she has been a part of. Video of her play as both setter and attacker can be seen below via YouTube:
Louisiana is coming off of a 21-11 finish in 2017 in which they went 13-3 as a member of the Sun Belt Conference, good for a second-place ending in the West Division.
Congratulations to Junior Taylor Gates on her verbal commitment to attend the University of Louisiana-Lafayette to play volleyball for the Rajin’ Cajuns! #eaglepride ❤️🌶🏐 pic.twitter.com/poiCRI3JKQ
— LNVB_Eagles (@LNEagleVB) July 31, 2018
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