Alanna Taylor (Athlete)
Alanna Taylor is one of the finest student-athletes to attend UPEI and wear the "Green & White." Taylor played with the UPEI Women's Volleyball team from 1989–92 and became goalkeeper for the UPEI Women's Soccer squad in 1991. The multi-sport athlete was named Rookie of the Year in 1989 and MVP in 1990 for volleyball, and received the UPEI Mickey Place award in 1991. In 1992 for soccer, she was named UPEI Team MVP, AUAA 1st Team All-Conference, CIAU 2nd Team All-Canadian, and finalist for AUAA MVP. That same year, Taylor was AUAA and UPEI Female Athlete of the Year, and the AUAA conference finalist for the national Howard Mackie Award, awarded for athletic performance, sportsmanship and leadership ability. In 1993, she was named to the AUAA 1st Team All-Conference and was a finalist for Sport PEI's Female Athlete of the Year in both 1992 and 1993. Taylor excelled in the classroom and was recognized as a CIAU Academic All-Canadian from 1990-93 and was awarded the Gordon and Muriel Bennett Award as the UPEI student-athlete with the highest aggregate marks over four years. After graduating from UPEI with her Bachelor of Arts (major in Political Science, minor in History) with first-class standing, Taylor furthered her studies at UNB, graduating with her law degree in 1997. Taylor has given back to her alma mater, including serving as an assistant coach from 1998–2002 and head coach in 2003 with UPEI Women's Soccer. Taylor is past board member of the PEI Recreation & Sport Association for Physically Challenged, Upper Room Hospitality Ministry, Special Olympics PEI, and Glen Stewart Home and School Association. She currently serves as member of the board for Soccer PEI, while continuing to coach minor soccer. Taylor will be the first UPEI Women's Soccer student-athlete to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.