U.S. Soccer
Taylor Otto
U.S. Under-20 Women's National Team

Taylor Otto

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    Apex, N.C.

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Played every minute off all three games she played at the 2015 CONCACAF U-20 Women’s Championship, helping the USA win the regional title and qualify for the Women’s World Cup … A long-time participant in the U.S. Youth National Team programs, she played for the U.S. U-14 GNT in 2011, the U.S. U-15 GNT in 2012 and was a member of the U.S. U-17 team for CONCACAF qualifying in 2013 … Played all 180 minutes of both games she played in the qualifying tournament and picked up one assist … Finished her U-17 career with four caps and two goals … She then played for the U.S. U-19 WNT in 2015 and has been in this cycle for the U-20s since then … Heads into the World Cup with 13 U-20 caps … Traveled with the USA to Papua New Guinea in May of last year for a pre-World Cup test run and matches.

College / High School: Enrolled at UNC in the of 2016 … Red-shirting what would be her freshman year to play in the U-20 Women’s World Cup and will be play first season in the fall of 2017 … Graduated from Middle Creek High School in Apex, N.C., but did not play high school soccer.

Club: A veteran of CASL program, playing there from U-10 through U-18 … Was a team captain from 2012-2014 … An NSCAA All-America selection three times (2013, 2014 and 2015).

Full name is Taylor Marie Otto … Majoring in Exercise and Sports Science … Nickname is Tay or just call her Otto … Mom played volleyball for Central Michigan University … Three words that best describe her off the field are “humble, gracious and fun” … Three words that best describe her on the field are “composed, physical and patient” … She wears a contact in just one eye … Her motto is “get right or get left” … Dream job would be a physical trainer for a pro sports team … Favorite food is Chipotle … Favorite snack is Wheat Thins … Does not like peas … Favorite women’s soccer player is Carli Lloyd … Favorite men’s soccer player is Lionel Messi … Lists her biggest athletic inspiration as Kobe Bryant … Says the best thing about being a soccer player is “playing with my best friends every day” … List her greatest soccer moment so far as winning the CONCACAF U-20 Championship … She has two cats named Thursday and Friday … Some of her favorite TV shows are Private Practice, Friends and the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air … Some of her favorite musical artists are Drake and Bryson Tiller … Her favorite dessert is mint chocolate chip ice cream.