Women's Basketball

Sophie Taylor
Sophie  Taylor


Lafayette, CA

High School:
Acalanes HS





Second-Seed Gaels Prevail Over Lions

Leslie Lopez-Wood eclipsed the 1,000 career-point marker as the Lions season ended in the WCC Quarterfinals.


Lions Advance to WCC Quarterfinals

Freshman Andee Velasco poured in a career-high 23 points to lead LMU past Portland, 85-72.


WCC Tourney Pits Lions vs Pilots in First Round

The seventh-seeded Lions face 10th-seed Portland on Thursday at 2 p.m. in Las Vegas.


Taylor, Wallace Earn All-WCC Honors

Sophie Taylor was named to the All-WCC Second Team while Cheyanne Wallace earned All-Freshman Team honors.


Lions Complete Season Sweep of Waves

Leslie Lopez-Wood had 17 points to lead LMU to a regular-season finale win over Pepperdine.


WBB | WCC First Round Postgame Presser

Postgame press conference with Head Coach Charity Elliott, senior Sophie Taylor and freshman Andee Velasco after their WCC Tournament first round win over Portland.


WBB | WCC Tournament Preview

Senior Sophie Taylor and freshman Andee Velasco preview the upcoming WCC Tournament.


WBB | All-WCC Honors

Sophie Taylor and Cheyanne Wallace earn All-WCC honors.


WBB | Deanna Johnson Reaches 1,000 Points

Senior Deanna Johnson became the 14th Lion all-time to score 1,000 career points.


WBB | Preview of LMU at SMC

Sophie Taylor previews LMU's upcoming game at Saint Mary's.


2016 Iggy Awards

2016 Iggy Awards presented by the Lions Athletic Fund at Doubletree LA Westside Apr. 27, 2016


WBB | LMU vs. Saint Mary's

2016 WCC Championships quarterfinals from Orleans Arena.


WBB | LMU vs. Portland

First round of 2016 WCC Championships at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas


Women's Basketball at Pepperdine - Feb. 27, 2016

Women's Basketball at Pepperdine - Feb. 27, 2016


Women's Basketball at Santa Clara - Feb. 18, 2016

Women's Basketball at Santa Clara - Feb. 18, 2016

At LMU...

Appeared in 30 of the Lions' 31 games... started 26 games, including the last 17 straight... averaged 11.7 points and 6.2 rebounds per game... averaged 28.6 minutes per game... scored in double-digits 17 times... led the Lions in scoring eight times... recorded four double-doubles including a 15-point, 13-rebound effort at Northern Arizona (Dec. 3), a 20-point, 11-rebound effort at Gonzaga (Jan. 17), a 13-point, 11-rebound effort at San Francisco (Feb. 19) and a 21-point, 10-rebound outing against Pepperdine (Feb. 28)... scored 20 points or more three times, including a career-high 29 points against Portland (Feb. 14)... shot 40 percent from the field and a team-high 83.6 percent from the free-throw line... her free-throw percentage ranked seventh in the WCC...

Became a significant contributor her sophomore season... appeared in 29 games, earning 15 starts... averaged 19.8 minutes, 7.7 points and 3.9 rebounds per game... led the Lions in scoring twice, including a 27-point outburst at Pepperdine (Jan. 11)... went 10-for-13 from the field and 5-for-5 from the charity stripe for the highest individual point total of the season... reached double figures 10 times... hit three or more three-pointers three times, including a 4-for-6 performance at San Francisco (March 1)... was perfect from the free-throw line in 13 games...

Appeared in 20 games, including three starts as a freshman... averaged 3.2 points and 2.7 rebounds in 11.4 minutes per game... career-high 11 points on three three-pointers and a pair of free throws at Wyoming (Dec. 29)... also had three three's vs. Oregon State (Dec. 15)... career-high eight rebounds at Gonzaga (Jan. 31)...

High School...
Four-year letterwinner at Acalanes High School... led Acalanes HS to the semifinals of the Division III North Coast Section Championship and the first round of the CIF State Championship as a senior... Dons reached the title game of the NCS Championship her junior year... All-Diablo Foothill League selection... ranked by Hoopgurlz.com as the No. 119 forward of the 2012 recruiting class...

Sophie Barrow Taylor was born August 24, 1994 in Concord, Calif.... parents are Marcia and Derek Taylor... has one older sister, Tess, and one younger brother, Oliver... has volunteered with Sister-to-Sister Summitt and worked in an elementary school special education classroom... also considered attending Saint Mary's, Lehigh, Columbia, Princeton, Brown, Dartmouth and Penn... chose LMU because of the opportunity to continue to play basketball as well as the campus atmosphere and curriculum... majoring in physics... also earning a minor in applied mathematics...

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