SJR Eagle Takes Third Base

posted: Friday, May 12, 2017

SJR is proud to announce that Grade 12 student Taylor Maidment has just signed her contract to play for the University of Evansville Women’s Softball team, the Purple Aces in Indiana.

Taylor, who has been playing softball since she was six years old, has a passion for the sport that runs deep. In this past year alone, Taylor has played on three softball teams, one of which was a travelling team based out of New Jersey. Travelling around the United States playing softball has not only helped her develop her command of the game, but has also brought some of her closest friends and most influential people into her life; coaches and teammates from all over. This past summer, Taylor was named the top third baseman at the U18 Canadian Nationals.

Her skills are in high demand: Taylor, who plays infielder (with her primary position being third base), was recruited by over a dozen schools all over the United States, three of them being in Division I. When asked why she chose the University of Evansville, Taylor replied: “Being able to compete at the highest level of college softball, along with receiving a strong education was my goal. I loved my experience at SJR and feeling that I was a part of a tight community; I believe Evansville will be the best place for me to be to get the same experience.” She is excited to play with and against some of the top athletes in softball: “This is not only an amazing opportunity, but will also make me a better player.” She hopes that having an intense training and competition schedule for the next four years will help her reach her ultimate goal of “representing Canada, doing what I love in the Olympics.”

While she will be spending the next four years playing for the Purple Aces, Taylor plans to mix work with her passion for sports. She will be studying Sports Communication with a focus on the marketing and management side of the sports world.
“I am so excited to see what the next four years will bring. I am so thankful my friends, family, coaches and the SJR community for supporting me to reach my goal!”