Maryville College rising senior Rachel Taylor, a soccer goalkeeper in the fall and a softball first baseman in the spring for the Scots, is embarking on an international experience beginning Monday, June 5th. Through Beyond Sports Tours, Rachel will spend twelve days in Cape Town, South Africa practicing, enjoying international competition, and introducing softball through clinics at Turfhall Stadium.
This 2016 USA South All-Conference softball performer has a career .369 batting average in over 300 plate appearances. In three seasons, Rachel has 116 hits, 28 doubles, three triples, six homeruns, and 82 career RBI. She has also excelled defensively committing only nine errors in 769 chances for a .988 career fielding percentage.
This native of Palm Harbor, Florida is a Biology major at Maryville College and is most excited about the youth clinics and going on a safari while abroad. She will have an opportunity to go on multiple excursions to places like Robben Island, Castle of Good Hope, Table Top Mountain and more. It will be a cross-cultural, once-in-a-lifetime experience! Rachel and her touring teammates will be donating equipment to the Cape Town Softball Association.
Rachel can be followed during this experience of a lifetime on her travel blog located at: http://racheltaylor1018.weebly.com