Taylor Mims will begin her third season as an assistant coach at CUA in 2015, helping Coach Sousa with the day-to-day operations of the program. Mims played four years of Division I soccer at Seton Hall University where she appeared in 68 career games with 54 starts as a defender. As a senior, she started in all 19 games in the backfield, helped the Pirates start the year with a five-game winning streak, and posted five shutouts. She was also named a Big East Academic All Star in 2009 and 2011.
To compliment her collegiate career, Mims was a member of the Trinidad & Tobago U17 National Team in 2008 where she started all three games in FIFA U17 World Cup qualifying. She was also called up to the Trinidad & Tobago U20 National Team in 2010, leading her team through the final phase of CONCACAF qualifying before the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup. She successfully returned to the playing field in the summer of 2014 with the Washington Spirit Reserves, training with the team throughout the W-League season. That led to her first call-up to the Trinidad & Tobago National Team that August as they won the CFU Women’s Caribbean Cup in preparation for the CONCACAF Women’s Championship held in October. Her second call-up followed in November when she was selected for the Central American & Caribbean Games played in Mexico before the final 2015 FIFA World Cup qualifying playoff games against Ecuador.
Mims graduated from Seton Hall University in May of 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in English, and is currently working on her graduate studies at CUA to earn a master's degree in English. Originally from Patchogue, N.Y., on Long Island, she now lives in Silver Spring, Md.