2012 (Redshirt Senior Season): Started all 19 games for Connecticut anchoring the Husky backline... Totaled three points on one goal and one assist... Dished out an assist in UConn's 3-2 loss to Syracuse (9/13)... Scored the game-winner at St. John's (9/16).
2011 (Redshirt Junior Season):Played in all 17 games, starting 16... Helped the Husky defense record five shutouts on the season.
2010 (Junior Season): Appeared in 22 games, starting 17 straight to end the season primarily at outside back... Recorded three shots on the year.
2009 (Sophomore Season): Redshirted the 2009 season.
2008 (Freshman Season): Played in all 22 games during the season starting in 20 of them ... tallied one goal and one assist on the season ... one of UConn's most consistent players racking up 1,952 minutes of play good enough for second on the team ... recorded an assist in the first game of the year against Central Connecticut (Aug. 25) ... scored her first collegiate goal against Georgetown (Nov. 2) to tie the game up at one-all en route to UConn's BIG EAST Quarterfinal upset over the Hoyas ... played each and every minute during the BIG EAST tournament.
Before UConn: Named to the NSCAA All-America team as well as the NSCAA All-New England soccer team in 2007 ... Earned Connecticut State Girls Soccer Player of the Year award from the Hartford Courant in 2007 ... as a player at Tolland High School, she scored 33 goals, added 37 assists and served as team captain during her senior year ... played on the Connecticut ODP state team from 2003-05 and is currently playing club soccer for Oakwood SC ... also ran track at Tolland, placing 14th in the 2000m Steeplechase at the National High School Track and Field meet in 2007.
Personal: Karen Taylor is the daughter of Roy and Darlene Gurnon ... double major in psychology and anthropology ... born May 1, 1990.