Freshman Taylor Jern had some big cleats to fill when she became the new goalkeeper for the Aggies this year. Her impressive season earned her the title of Freshman Athlete of the Quarter.
The Corona, Calif. native started 18 of 19 games for UC Davis this year and finished the season with 84 saves against 21 goals allowed. Those numbers meant she had an incredible save percentage of .800.
UC Davis went 8-9-1 this season, but Jern was solid throughout, never allowing the opposing team to score more than two goals against her.
Jern’s talent helped the Aggies stay competitive this season and the young squad was fortunate to have such a strong presence in front of the net.
UC Davis has some growing to do during the offseason but head coach MaryClaire Robinson can be confident that she has a strong goalie to help spearhead this defense for another three years to come.
“Taylor has been great for us this year. She’s a fresh face and she’s been such a workhorse in the goal,” Robinson said.
UC Davis Women’s Soccer has big plans for next year. They want to top the Big West Conference and contend for the championship at the end of the year. Jern’s hard work and continued success will be a big factor in helping them achieve that goal.
– Kim Carr