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Nov. 13, 2014

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – South Carolina senior defender Taylor Leach has been named to the 2014 SEC Soccer Community Service Team, the league announced on Wednesday.

The SEC sponsors Community Service Teams for all 21 league sponsored sports. The Community Service Team looks to highlight an athlete from each school who gives back to their community in superior service efforts.

Taylor Leach, Defender, South Carolina
Leach has racked up nearly 340 hours over community service over her career at South Carolina. Last year, the centerback led the team as they were named the University’s Community Service Outreach Team of the Year after combining to total 1,187 hours of service. Planning to pursue a career in physical therapy, Leach has put in nearly 230 hours in at the local Lexington Medical Center and another physical therapy clinic in just the last year. She does not limit herself one area though, also participating in events such as Boy Scouts Day, elementary school visits, the Gamecock Donation Station, Light the Night Walk and the school’s Dance Marathon in addition to the women’s soccer program’s camps and clinics. Leach also excels in the classroom, earning placement on the President’s List four times and the Dean’s List four times.

2014 SEC Soccer Community Service Team
Laura Lee Smith, Forward, Alabama
Margaret Power, Forward, Arkansas
Tori Ball, Forward/Midfielder, Auburn
Jillian Graff, Forward, Florida
Andie Fontanetta, Forward, Georgia
Danielle Fitzgerald, Forward, Kentucky
Catalina Rubiano, Goalkeeper, LSU
Kelly McCormick, Goalkeeper, Ole Miss
Shelby Jordan, Defender, Mississippi State
Brittanee Randle, Defender, Missouri
Taylor Leach, Defender, South Carolina
Gabby Santorio, Defender, Tennessee
Allie Bailey, Forward, Texas A&M
Erin Myers, Midfielder, Vanderbilt