Montjoy inks scholarship to be Indian | Sports | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | April 21, 2016 5:00 am
Last Updated: April 20, 2016 at 2:03 pm
By CINDY CROSBY
Taylor Danielle Montjoy inked a scholarship to join the University of South Carolina–Salkehatchie Indian Soccer team on Thursday April 14 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 upon 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, 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.
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 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 was 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 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.”
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.