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Maya Taylor

Saint Louis
Leadership and Human Resources Management


Taylor is majoring in leadership and human resources management, carrying a 3.67 GPA. She is on track to graduate in December of 2021.

She has been named to the A-10 All-Academic Team twice, as well as the Atlantic 10 Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll in all four years.


Head Coach Kent Miller:
“Taylor has an inherent competitive nature that helps her be our team’s competitive leader, but she is much more than that. Her investment in her teammates and helping the team grow through building relationships and working toward a common goal is significant and one of her many qualities. She not only leads by her consistent approach to excellence, but she also helps others see the benefits of discipline and determination on the court as well as in life. Taylor is committed to her personal development and continues to grow as a leader. Facing difficult competition moments, she embraces the challenges ahead and the burden she carries as our ‘go to’ player. Taylor takes responsibility for her shortcomings on and off the court in a manner that builds trust that she will always do her best and continue to improve.“


Taylor created the Equal Justice League at Saint Louis in January of 2020. She had aimed to make a club where people could not only support racial equality and social justice, but continue to learn about proper language use, current events, and ways to advocate for the end of mass incarceration and excessive punishment.

Her conversations had an empowering effort that led to others talking with their parents, peers, and families about the inequality in the United States. In light of recent events, the club has become more of a necessity as it allows people to have a space to comfortably express themselves, ask questions and find new ways to fight racial inequality while learning from each other. Taylor hopes that the Equal Justice League has empowered members to pursue a greater tomorrow for marginalized communities.


Taylor will finish her career as one of the most decorated Billikens in history.

She has been named an A-10 Conference selection three times, earning first team honors twice. Taylor was also named the 2017 A-10 Rookie of the Year and Conference Player of the Week three times.

She enters the second half of Saint Louis’ season ranked fifth all-time in Total kills (1,568) and total points (1,719), as well as fourth in attack attempt (4,213) and eighth in kills per set (3.80). Earlier this season, Taylor became just the fifth Billiken to reach the 1,500-kill milestone.