Montjoy inks scholarship to be an Indian

by | April 14, 2016 9:39 pm

Last Updated: April 14, 2016 at 9:50 pm

“I am thankful for the support of my friends and family; without them – I wouldn’t be where I am today. I also thank God for the ability and the blessings which he has given me.” – Taylor Montjoy, Colleton County High School Lady Cougar Soccer player, on inking a scholarship to play at USC – Salkehatchie. Photo by Cindy Crosby

“I am thankful for the support of my friends and family; without them – I wouldn’t be where I am today. I also thank God for the ability and the blessings which he has given me.” Taylor Montjoy, Colleton County High School Lady Cougar Soccer player, on inking a scholarship to play at USC – Salkehatchie. Photo by Cindy Crosby

Taylor Danielle Montjoy inked a scholarship to join the University of South Carolina – Salkehatchie Indian Soccer team on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at Colleton County High School. The Indians compete in the National Junior College Athletic Association Region X.

According to Montjoy, her decision to attend USC – Salkehatchie was based up her desire to continue her soccer career and receive a quality education close to home. “Coach Danny Wiggins contacted Coach Glass at Salk and expressed my desire to continue playing,” said Montjoy. “He came to see me play on March 18, 2016 and I received an offer following my game. I hope to contribute on defense for the Indians and will count on my tenacity and leadership on the field to help my team.”

Montjoy has been a member of the Lady Cougar Soccer program for six years; contributing two years on junior varsity and four on varsity. She was selected for the Team Leadership Award, Player of the Week and served as a captain over the past two years.

The Montjoy family celebrates Taylor's signing at Colleton County High School. Photo by Cindy Crosb

The Montjoy family celebrates Taylor’s signing to play soccer for the Salkehatchie IndiansPhoto by Cindy Crosby

Coach Danny Wiggins, Head Coach of the Lady Cougar Soccer team, was happy to see a player he’s known and coached for over 12 years be able to continue to play the game she loves. “When Taylor was around six years old, she was playing against me,” said Wiggins in his comments during Montjoy’s signing ceremony. “Then when she around eight, she started playing for me on the Hot Shots. So, I’ve been fortunate to have her playing for me for years. Through those years, she has often stepped-up for me when I needed her; whether it be on offense or defense. She has a lot of ability, natural talent and she is coachable – which will be key to her moving forward. USC- Salkehatchie is a great fit for Taylor and I’m happy she’ll be able to contribute immediately and be a big part of the team. She is going to make us all proud playing at the next level.”

Taylor Montjoy, along with Lady Cougar Coaches Danny Wiggins and Lauren Townsend. Photo by Cindy Crosby

Taylor Montjoy, along with Lady Cougar coaches Danny Wiggins and Lauren Townsend. Photo by Cindy Crosby

Expressing her appreciation, Montjoy acknowledged her coaches, family and friends. “I would like to thank Coach Danny Wiggins and Coach Lauren Townsend for their help through the years,” said Montjoy. “I also appreciate all the numerous travel ball coaches that have molded me into the player I’ve become.”

Montjoy is the daughter of Andy and Tammy Montjoy of Walterboro. Her grandparents are James Doc Crosby and (late) Nancy Crosby and (late) Larry and Gail Montjoy.

The Lady Cougar Soccer team supporting Taylor Montjoy on her decision to become an Indian. Photo by Cindy Crosby

The Lady Cougar Soccer team supporting Taylor Montjoy on her decision to become an Indian. Photo by Cindy Crosby

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