Taylor Mims will begin her second season as an assistant coach
at CUA in 2014, 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 this summer with the Washington Spirit Reserves, training with the team throughout the 2014 W-League season. That led to her first call-up to the Trinidad & Tobago National Team in August as they prepare for 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualifying at the CONCACAF Women's Championship this October.
Mims graduated from Seton Hall University in May of 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in English, and has just begun 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 Vienna, Va.