Vann finishes with season-high 17 points in defeat
Taylor Johnson, Taylor Manuel recognized as First Team selections
Ramblers clinch fifth seed for upcoming Missouri Valley Conference Tournament
Ramblers return home on Saturday to host Bradley at Gentile Arena
Goodhart leads Ramblers with 14 points off the bench in defeat
Comments following Loyola's big win over SIU!
Photos from Loyola @ Green Bay (March 17, 2013)
Photos from Loyola @ UIC
Photos from Loyola's women's basketball game at Northwestern
Photos for Taylor Johnson
+ First Team All-Missouri Valley Conference - 2015-16
+ Missouri Valley Conference All-Defensive Team - 2015-16
+ Horizon League Newcomer of the Year - 2012-13
+ Second Team All-Horizon League - 2012-13
+ Horizon League All-Newcomer Team - 2012-13
REDSHIRT JUNIOR (2015-16)
Was the only member of Loyola's roster to start in all 30 games ... First Team All-Missouri Valley Conference selection ... Also earned a selection to the Valley's All-Defensive Team ... Reached double figures in scoring in 24 games, including eight games where she scored 20 points or more ... Ranked second on the team in scoring (15.1 ppg) and led the way in assists (4.0 apg) and steals (2.6 spg) ... Resided in the top ten in the Valley in scoring (8th), assists (3rd), steals (2nd) and free-throw percentage (5th; 79.5%) ... Poured in a season-high 29 points in road wins over Bradley (10-15 FGs, 1-1 3FGs, 8-8 FTs) and Southern Illinois (10-24 FGs, 9-10 FTs) ... Also ripped down a career-high 12 rebounds against the Salukis in 43 minutes ... Became the 23rd player in program history to reach the 1,000-point mark for her career after chipping in 12 points (4-12 FGs, 4-4 FTs) in a victory at Rice ... Led all scorers with 24 points (10-14 FGs, 4-5 FTs) in Loyola's upset win over No. 16/15 DePaul ... Dished out a career-high 10 assists in home triumph against Lamar.
REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE (2014-15)
Started in all 26 games that she saw action in ... Ranked second on the team in scoring (325, 12.5 ppg) ... Scored in double figures in 18 games ... Poured in a season-high 23 points (9-23 FGs, 5-8 FTs) against Marquette, beginning a stretch that saw her reach double figures in five consecutive games ... Scored a team-best 16 points (6-16 FGs, 1-2 3FGs, 3-5 FTs) in a home win over Eastern Illinois ... Posted back-to-back 14-point efforts against Michigan State and DePaul ... Bounced back from a rough stretch by adding 14 points (6-14 FGs, 2-3 FTs) against in-state rival Bradley, kicking off another five-game double-figure scoring spurt ... Dished out a career-best nine assists to go along with 16 points (5-14 FGs, 6-8 FTs) at Missouri State ... Led all Ramblers with 20 points (9-23 FGs, 2-4 FTs) in an overtime loss at Drake ... Drained a career-high 10 free throws en route to a 16-point performance as Loyola defeated Bradley in the first round of the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament.
Appeared in five games, starting in all of them, before suffering a season-ending knee injury ... Scored in double figures in every game that she appeared in ... Poured in a season-high 31 points (12-26 FGs, 2-4 3FGs, 5-8 FTs), two shy of her career-high, in final game against Western Illinois ... Also finished with six rebounds, four assists and two steals versus the Leathernecks ... Scored 21 points (8-15 FGs, 5-6 FTs) at Eastern Illinois, also coming away with four steals ... Opened the season with a team-high 18 points (5-15 FGs, 1-1 3FGs, 7-9 FTs) against defending national runner-up Louisville in the Preseason WNIT ... Recorded at least one block in four games.
Played in all 32 games, starting 31, as the team's starting point guard ... Put together one of the best freshman seasons in Loyola history ... First player in Loyola history to be named Horizon League Newcomer of the Year ... Also earned spots on the All-Horizon League Second Team and Horizon League All-Newcomer Team ... Named to Horizon League All-Tournament Team after averaging 14.0 ppg and 5.3 rpg while helping Loyola to championship game ... Six-time Horizon League Newcomer of the Week honoree ... Set Loyola freshman records in both scoring (456 points) and steals (85) ... Led Horizon League in steals (2.7 steals per game) ... Ranked 48th nationally in that category, seventh among freshmen ... Only player in Horizon League to finish in the top 15 in scoring, rebounding, assists, field goal percentage, free throw percentage and steals ... Tied for eighth in the League in scoring (14.3 ppg) and finished 13th in rebounding (6.0 rpg) and 15th in assists (3.0 apg) ... Scored in double figures in 23 of 32 games and topped the 20-point mark on six occasions ... Recorded five double-doubles ... Her 85 steals put her in a fourth-place tie with Lora Wolf on Loyola's single-season chart ... Finished with 12 points and 10 steals in just 20 minutes against Chicago State ... Her 10 steals were tied for second-most in a game in the NCAA this season and were the most by a Loyola player in a game since Veronica Pettry recorded 11 against Detroit on March 4, 1989 ... Put together one of the best all-around games in program history, finishing with 33 points, 11 rebounds, seven assists and five steals in road win at Milwaukee ... Burst on scene with 26-point, six-rebound, seven-assist, four-steal performance in win over Southern Illinois ... Scored six points in the final 1:36 to help Loyola to first-ever win at Valparaiso ... Finished with 19 points, 11 rebounds and six steals in that game ... Posted 22 points, 11 rebounds and four assists without a turnover while playing all 40 minutes against Wright State ... Poured in 22 points (10-15 FGs) in just 24 minutes of home victory against Detroit.
Athletic guard who is a factor on both ends of the court ... Received scout's grade of 84 from ESPN HoopGirlz, putting her as the 96th-ranked point guard in the country ... Named Class 3A/4A Second Team All-State by the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association after making the third team as a junior ... Averaged 15.3 points, 3.9 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 4.7 steals per game while leading Lincoln-Way East to a 26-5 record and an appearance in the sectional title game ... Third Team All-State selection by the Chicago Tribune ... Two-time all-area selection, earning the honor last season from the Chicago Sun-Times and SouthTown Star ... Earned all-conference honors each of the last three years ... Named U.S. Junior National all-star in 2011 ... Scored career-high 33 points as a junior against Homewood-Flossmoor ... Went 23-for-32 from the free throw line in that game, moving into a second-place tie in IHSA history for most free throws attempted in a game ... Played at Lincoln-Way East for head coach Jim Martin and AAU for both The Family, under head coach Kevin Merriweather, and the Dream Team for head coach Tony Smith.
Johnson's Career Statistics