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Taylor Rocha

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Player profile

  • Year Freshman
  • Hometown Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
  • Last School Ponte Vedra High School
  • Height 5-5

Prior to Ohio State

  • Team captain as a senior
  • GCGLCA All-District selection in 2021
  • Played for Laxmaniax from 2017-19 and EagleStix in 2020
  • 2019 Under Armour All-America Highlight Division Standout
  • 2018 North Florida High School Watch List Player
  • 2019 Top 40 Recruit National Watch List
  • 2019 Lacrosse Magazine 2021 All-American
  • 2020 Florida Girls Lacrosse High School Top 100 Watchlist
  • 2020 US Club Lacrosse People’s Champion Top 16
  • Varsity swimmer in 2018 and ’21; earned all-district honors in 2018; received all-region accolades and Coaches Award in 2021
  • Member of National English Honor Society
  • Started PVLC, a club driven to supply those in need with used lacrosse gear; served as club president
  • Conducted Shoe Boxes of Love, a drive to collect empty shoe boxes that are filled with living necessities, with her mother; wrapped the boxes in blankets and donated to homeless shelter downtown for Thanksgiving
  • Attended Hugs Across the County, assisting in food drives, throughout high school

Personal

  • Daughter of Chris and Milka
  • Has two younger siblings, Cameron and Preston
  • Enjoys swimming, hot yoga and golf
  • Plans to major in business/marketing and in the future would like to become a well-rounded business woman with a large and high-end network
  • On why she chose Ohio State: “I chose to come to Ohio State because of the platform, network and opportunity the university provides. Also, having a team and coaching staff that values character, growth and pride is one of many factors playing into my decision of joining this family.”
  • On how she got into lacrosse: My best friend in seventh grade had played her whole life and I wanted to give it a try.”