Taylor Concklin, #24.
Hi, I'm Taylor Concklin (that's Concklin with 2 "C's") from Montgomery, NY.
Welcome and Thank you for taking the time to view my softball site.
I started playing Tee-Ball at age 6 in the Spring of 2000. At age 10 I was asked to tryout for the Montgomery Devils 12U travel softball team after being scouted on the Montgomery Little League All-Stars.
Over time I became Montgomery's everyday third baseman and 3-hole hitter. I ended up my last season with the Devils (2009) batting .443 with 20 RBI, 8 2B, 6 3B, .459 OBP, .696 SLG % (see stats here)
In the 2009/Fall season I tried out for and earned a spot on the Diamond Dolls 18U/Gold team (at age 15). I was the lead off batter and played 2B , 3B and CF for the Dolls. I ended up that season just under .300 with a .347 OBP.
Starting in the fall/winter season of 2010-2011 I joined the Dutchess Debs 18U travel team where I play 2B, 3B and CF while usually hittin 2nd in the lineup. I'm currently batting .444 with a .435 OBP and a .778 slugging percentage.
My high school career (Valley Central HS, AA Section 9 NYS School) started at the JV level in 7th grade at age 13. I played 3B and CF. I played JV until my freshman year when I tried out for and made the varsity squad at age 15 (2009).
View Coach Jordan's assessment of my tryout here.
When I made the varsity squad the infield was already set so I was asked to play left field which I gladly did. Not having much outfield experience at the time, I got a crash-course and did a pretty good job. I was able to play a little third base here and there also.
During the year I earned a starting position on varsity and played most every inning of every game. I worked my way down the lineup from 9 to 6 or 7 and ended my first varsity season with a .302 batting average .
Starting my second year on varsity (2010 season) I became VC's starting center fielder and back-up third baseman. I was the 2-hole hitter so my role changed to more of a sacrificial one. Moving the runner ahead of me was usually my job while sometimes getting to lead off. That year I lead the team in SAC's with with a .288 BA.
In 2011 I became VC's Lead-Off Batter and Starting Center Fielder.
In 2011 (my junior year) I became VC's leadoff batter while remaining the starting Center Fielder. I hit .380 with a .412 OBP, 21 Runs and 14 RBI. I lead the team in stolen bases and total hits. Defensively I had 27 PO's, 2 Assists and only 1 error - (that's a .967 fielding percentage).
I was the VC Max Preps player of the week (06/05/11) and 2011 Times Herald Record First Team Allstar.
Taylor Concklin, #24.
I have played in numerous nationals and other big tournaments around the country, from NY to Disney, DE, ME, MA, FL to OH and SC to name a few.
I workout year-round for softball, from hitting just about every day to strength and agility training at Crossfit Diversity to attending various college clinics.
More about me
I'm interested in pursuing a career in the criminal justice, police/forensic science field.
My current (02/2011) GPA is 3.7 and I scored 1520 on the SAT's in May 2011 (First try). Will be re-taking them in the fall.
You can find out more information about me on my profile page but you'll need a password. If I didn't already send it to you you can email my webmaster for it. Just ask for Taylor's website password.
You can also check my Berecruited.com website for more info.
Things I like to do (when I'm not playing or practicing softball):
Spend time with family and friends.
Ride on my dad's Harley.
Ride mini-bikes and ATV's
Leave it all on the field
Go hard or go home