|High School:||Ashley Ridge HS|
FMU: First-year player at FMU....Signed during Dec. 2016 early singing period....Could start in the outfield as a freshman....A slap hitter....Has good speed and like to get dirt on her uniform.....Fills a need after graduating of two four-year starters in the outfield.....Has some pop in her bat and can swing away as well as slap.....Excited about becoming a Patriot.....Looking forward to what she will accomplish both on the field and in the classroom....Peach Belt Conference Presidential Honor Roll 2018.....FMU Swamp Fox Athletic-Academic Honor Roll 2017 (fall), 2018 (spring).....Baptist Collegiate Ministries (BCM).
- Born Taylor Renee DeLeon in North Charleston, S.C.
- Graduate of Ashley Ridge High School, where she played under the direction of coach Larissa Shannon
- Selected to play in the 2017 S.C. Coaches Association for Women’s Sports North-South All-Star Games
- As a senior, hit .493, one of the highest averages in the state, and posted a .511 on-base percentage
- Batted lead-off as a junior and hit .492 with a pair of doubles
- Earned 2016 All-Region honors and helped the Swamp Foxes to a 16-3 record and an appearance in the district championship game
- Nickname is TD
- As a child what you wanted to be when you grew up: Teacher
- Favorite Superhero: Spider-Man (he wears a cool outfit and spider webs come out his hand which is pretty cool)
- Favorite Athlete: Deshaun Watson.
- Favorite Sports Team: Clemson University Tiger football
- Favorite Movie or TV Show: Titanic
- Favorite Food: Tacos
- Favorite Vacation Spot: The lake.
- Twitter Handle: Tdeleon5
- Instagram Account: __justtaylor__
- Your Motivation Music: Hip Hop/Rap
- Favorite Thing About FMU: I fell in love with FMU because I love how small the campus is; I love all the paths through the campus and that when I visited the campus for the first time, everyone I met was very nice and welcoming; it was a great feeling to have everyone there helping me and making sure I was comfortable with the change from high school to college
- Favorite Off-Field Activity: Boating and fishing
- Goals for Upcoming Season: Come back better than I was last year; that means striving for a .400 batting average and on-base percentage
- Interesting Notes: I have a weird and crazy obsession with penguins (would have 50 penguins as pets if someone would let me); I have a penguin blanket I take everywhere with me and every time I go to an aquarium I cry tears of joy when I see them
- Brush With Greatness: My youth group growing up would go to Liberty University for an event called Winterfest and I got a pass to go backstage and meet my favorite christian band For King and County. Also, at the same event the year prior, I met Humble Tip, a Christian rapper, and he signed my scarf and I got to talk to him for a few minutes