NITTANY LION CAREER 2012-13:As the program's first captain, played in 34 contests, mostly on the top line...Ranked second on the team in points (22), assists (15) and fourth in goals (7)...Fired 92 shots, second most on the squad...Scored four power-play goals, second most on the team...Tallied two assists in season-opening 5-3 win at Vermont (10/6)...Rattled off seven-game point streak (10/19-11/10)...Tallied a goal and an assist in games at Sacred Heart (10/20) and vs. RIT (10/26)...Posted season-high three points in an 8-2 victory over Sacred Heart (11/3) behind a goal and two assists...Scored a goal in Penn State's 3-2 win over CHA rival Lindenwood (11/17)...Tallied a goal at RIT (2/15), at Robert Morris (2/22) and at RIT (3/2) in game-two of the CHA First Round...Tallied five multiple point games...Blocked 30 shots.
2012: Played on the Penn State club hockey team during the spring semester.
COLLEGE CAREER At UConn 2011: Played the first half of the season for the Huskies in 11 games, scoring once and adding an assist...Recorded 19 shots...Scored lone goal of the season against Minnesota-Duluth (10/14)...Assisted on second goal of 3-0 win over Maine (10/22).
At UConn 2010-11: Tabbed UConn's Rookie of the Year after leading the Huskies with 23 points on a team-high 12 goals and 11 assists...Ranked fourth in scoring among Hockey East freshmen...One of just two Hockey East freshmen to record a hat trick during the season vs. Sacred Heart (11/27)...Named the Hockey East Rookie of the Week after posting the game-tying goal against Northeastern (2/6)...Netted two game-winners during the season, against Clarkson (10/9) with first collegiate goal and then against Sacred Heart (11/27) in the Nutmeg Classic...Posted the lone UConn goal at Syracuse (10/16)...Assisted on the game-winning goal versus New Hampshire (11/13)...Recorded UConn's first goal in a 2-1 victory over New Hampshire (11/14)...Tallied the Huskies' lone goal at Providence (12/5)...Ended the contest at Colgate (10/15) with a +2 rating after tallying UConn's final goal of the game...Recorded a pair of assists during two contests, against Robert Morris (1/9) and versus Providence (2/13)...Tallied a season-high six shots against Northeastern (2/26) in the WHEA Tournament.
Served as assistant captain on the Colorado Select 19U Club team...Recorded 36 goals and 44 assists in 38 games played...Attended Pine Creek High School.
Taylor Anne Gross was born March 11, 1992 in Colorado Springs, Colo. to Dennis and Kim...Has one sister, Tori, and a brother, Tyler...Cousin, Cody, plays goalie for the Niagara men's hockey team...Majoring in biology and intends to teach and coach after graduation.
QUOTING GROSS ON PENN STATE
"I chose Penn State because of the amazing atmosphere surrounding athletics as well as the outstanding academic programs."