Taylor Cole commits to Iona College

Taylor Cole commits to Iona College Photo

The district congratulates senior Taylor Cole for committing to continue both her educational and athletic careers at Iona College in New Rochelle as a member of the NCAA Division I Volleyball Gaels.

“Taylor was an All-Suffolk County selection as a senior, and our team’s MVP,” said Justin Hertz, Connetquot High School volleyball coach. “She is one of the most committed student-athletes to ever wear a T-Bird uniform, as her work ethic is unmatched and her passion and pride make her special on and off the court.”   

As a senior, Taylor had 140 volleyball kills along with 60 service aces.  Taylor was the winner of the Dawg Award, and was selected to the All-Suffolk County Academic and volleyball teams. She has helped lead the T-Birds to three Suffolk County, two Long Island, and one New York State Championship during her outstanding four-year high school career.  

Taylor has earned a 97 percent unweighted academic average, and ranks 17th in the 2017 Connetquot High School graduating class.  Additionally, she is a member of the National Honor Society, as well as the National French and Spanish Language honor societies. She was heavily recruited by several universities, but decided to accept the challenge of the Honors’ Program at Iona College.