Taylor Reiss has been a star on the SMSU volleyball team since she was a freshman. After earning NSIC Freshman of the Year honors, she switched positions.
"My freshman year I played a different position. I played in the middle, after my freshman year they moved me to the outside and the biggest thing with that I really had to learn and to defend and become a really good player." says Taylor.
Reiss became a great player winning about every award in the conference or nationally multiple times. She's second in all-time kills at SMSU and ranks in the top five in about every category.
"I just think her athleticism she can just do some things that other kids can't do. Those are special players. To her credit she's worked hard to improve her game." says head coach Terry Culhane.
"it's helped that I've had a lot of good players before me who I've learned from. My freshman year we had some really great players on the team and really great leaders, and seeing how they lead the team and how others have lead the team through the years have really helped me personally." says Taylor.
The Mustang program has always been a part of her life. She grew up 15 minutes from Marshall and went to Minneota High School.
"A lot of my family and friends get to come and watch me, it's like playing in front of a home crowd every game. When you are a freshman you don't think it would go by that fast, so going from that to now, t's gone by super fast It's been great playing with all these players throughout the years and just being a part of a pretty good program." says Taylor.