– Temple Women's Soccer head coach Matt Gwilliam
has announced the addition of former Pittsburgh defender Taylor Trusky
to his 2013 roster. The Owls, who will begin their inaugural season in the BIG EAST Conference, will now do so with Trusky's gained experience in that league.
Trusky, a native of Palmyra, Pa., has transferred into Temple for the spring semester and will begin working on her degree in Communication.
Seeing action in 11 games for the Panthers last fall, Trusky registered three shots and helped anchor a defense that produced three shutouts. .
Having a season of BIG EAST competition under her belt, Trusky has an idea of what to expect and is looking forward to getting her chance to go up against those teams as member of the Owls.
“I think having the experience to play some minutes in the BIG EAST will definitely help me as I work to make an impact with my new team,” Trusky said. “It is tough competition and I know Coach Gwilliam will get us ready for this huge transition.”
Before playing at Pittsburgh last season, Trusky played her high school soccer for Palmyra High School, where she served as a captain for two season and helped her team win a district title as a sophomore. In addition, she was a two-time Mid-Penn All-Conference selection and was also tabbed an All-Lebanon County selection.
Playing for her club team, she started for the No. 1 nationally-ranked FC Pennsylvania Strikers Under-18 women's team. With that squad, she was a two-time EPYSA state champion (2010 and 2011) and led team to the Region 1 championship and Premier League Championship in 2011.
Trusky was a U.S. Youth National Club semifinalist in 2011 before becoming a national champion in the club in 2012.