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5 Taylor Noga

2018 (Sr.): Played in every set for Seawolf club that went 21-7 overall and 14-6 (3rd place) in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference, starting matches at right-side hitter and 14 matches at libero ... led UAA and ranked 10th in GNAC with 4.26 digs per set, boosted by 5.21 dps when playing libero ... also ranked 20th in GNAC in aces per set at 0.28 ... earned all-tournament honors in season-opening UAA Invitational, posting 13 kills and 21 digs in 3-2 win over eventual NCAA qualifier Michigan Tech ... had 10 20-dig efforts, including career-high 27 against No. 4 Western Washington, 26 in 4-set win over Western Oregon and 25 in wins at Seattle Pacific and Concordia-Portland ... other top performances included 10 kills and 2 aces in road sweep of Concordia-Irvine; 10 kills, 18 digs and 2 aces in 3-1 home win over Alaska Fairbanks; and 5 assists and 21 digs in 3-1 home win over Saint Martin's ... earned spot on GNAC All-Academic Team for third straight season ... played in 467 of 474 sets in career and 372 consecutive sets from Dec. 2015-Nov. 2018, tying former teammate Morgan Hooe (2016) as the 2nd-winningest player in program history with 101 victories ... on UAA's other career lists, finished 4th in sets played (467), 6th in digs (1,137) and tied for 6th in matches played (125).

2017 (Jr.):
Played in every set of every match for second straight season, helping Seawolves to 19-11 overall record and NCAA Tournament berth ... tallied double-digit digs in nine matches, including five straight from Oct. 7-21 ... ranked fourth on team with 2.07 digs per set and second in reception percentage at .945 (478 of 506 serves) ... recorded season-high 18 digs in 4-set loss at eventual league champ Western Washington ... other top efforts included 11 digs and 26-of-26 serve receptions against WWU in 4-set NCAA First Round loss; 17 digs and 25-of-25 serve receptions in 5-set home win over No. 10 Northwest Nazarene; 16 digs in 5-set win at Concordia-Portland; and 15 digs and 23-of-24 serve receptions in 5-set road win over Seattle Pacific ... served 3 aces in 4-set win over Chico State and tallied first multi-kill match with 2 kills in home sweep of Saint Martin's ... made GNAC All-Academic Team for second straight season with 3.55 overall GPA ... finished junior season as 7th-winningest player in program history with 80 victories.

2016 (So.):
Played in all 132 sets as primary defensive and serving specialist for Seawolf team that went 34-3, earned Great Northwest Athletic Conference title and advanced to NCAA Div. II National Title Match ... ranked fifth on team with 2.25 digs per set, producing 13 double-digit efforts, and had second-best reception percentage at .960 ... played unsung hero's role in West Regional Championships title run, totaling 30 digs (3.33 dps) and 4 assists in victories over NW Nazarene and Western Washington, including 17 digs against NNU ...  delivered career-high-tying 19 digs and was 14 of 14 on serve receptions in NCAA Semifinals 4-set win over Palm Beach Atlantic, and had 11 digs in NCAA Quarterfinals win over Angelo State ... other top matches included 14 digs and 2 aces in 4-set road win over NNU; 10 digs and 3 assists in road sweep of playoff qualifier Central Washington; and 14 digs in road sweep of Hawaii Pacific ... committed just six reception errors in final 247 attempts (.976) ... earned spot on GNAC All-Academic Team with 3.66 overall GPA.

2015 (Fr.):
Established role as regular serving specialist, playing in 105 of 110 sets for UAA team that won Great Northwest Athletic Conference title, finished No. 13 in final top-25 poll and produced program-best 27-3 overall record … ranked 22nd in GNAC with 0.22 aces per set … served career-high 4 aces in NCAA Tournament 2nd Round loss to No. 22 Cal State San Bernardino, plus 3 aces in win at NCAA qualifier Central Washington … backed up at libero position, averaging 4.18 digs per set matches against Western Washington, Simon Fraser (career-high 19 in 4-set win) and UAF in October … had first two career kills on just two swings in road win over MSU Billings … other top efforts included 8 digs and 10-of-10 receiving in two sets of home win against eventual NCAA quarterfinalist Rockhurst; 11 digs, 4 aces and 19-of-19 receiving in NCAA loss to CSUSB; and 9 digs in road sweep of Saint Martin’s … earned team’s Most Improved Player award as voted by teammates and coaches.

HIGH SCHOOL:
Earned three varsity letters in volleyball and one each in soccer and track & field … helped East Anchorage to 3rd-place finish in Cook Inlet Conference and semifinals of ASAA 4A State Tournament as senior in 2014 … made all-tourney teams at State Tournament and 2014 West SpikeTacular … earned All-Cook Inlet Conference honors as senior … in track, participated in shot put and made State meet in discus as sophomore … played goalie in soccer.


PERSONAL: Born Feb. 23, 1997 in Honolulu, Hawaii … daughter of George Noga Sr. and Ati Lemalu … one of four siblings … interests include ukulele and guitar … civil engineering major.

Career Highs
Kills – 13 vs Michigan Tech, 8/25/18
Attacks – 34 vs Michigan Tech, 8/25/18
Attack Pct. – .308 (6-2-13) vs Western New Mexico, 8/23/18
Aces – 4, twice (last: vs Notre Dame de Namur, 9/1/18)
Assists – 6 vs Western Washington, 10/18/18
Block Assists – 4 at Northwest Nazarene, 11/10/18
Block Solos – 1 vs Michigan Tech, 8/25/18
Total Blocks – 4 at Northwest Nazarene, 11/10/18
Digs – 27 vs Western Washington, 10/18/18

Career Stats
Season  SP  MP   K  K/S  E  TA   Pct   A  A/S  SA SA/S  SE
2015   105  30   2 0.02  0   4  .500  10 0.10  23 0.22  36
2016   132  37   1 0.01  4  21 -.143  45 0.34  22 0.17  47
2017   122  30   6 0.05  4  32  .062  22 0.18  16 0.13  33
2018   108  28  99 0.92 61 318  .119  57 0.53  30 0.28  53
TOTALS 467 125 108 0.23 69 375  .104 134 0.29  91 0.19 169

Season  DIG  D/S  RE  BS BA TB  B/S BE  BHE  Points Pts/S
2015    128 1.22   6   0  0  0 0.00  0    1    25.0  0.24
2016    297 2.25  19   0  0  0 0.00  0    0    23.0  0.17
2017    252 2.07  28   0  3  3 0.02  1    1    23.5  0.19
2018    460 4.26  32   1 25 26 0.24  2    2   142.5  1.31
TOTALS 1137 2.43  85   1 28 29 0.06  3    4   214.0  0.46

Position: Defensive Specialist/Libero
Height: 5'10"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Anchorage, Alaska
High School: East Anchorage HS
Experience: 3 Letters
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