Taylor Giglio joins the women's lacrosse program as the team's graduate assistant in 2018-19.
Giglio is an extremely experienced and decorated women's lacrosse player. As recent as this past summer, Taylor played professional lacrosse in the United Women's Lacrosse League for the Boston Storm as an attacker. Prior to her season with the Storm, Giglio played overseas for Team Italia in the Austria Open in Vienna, Austria.
Before beginning her collegiate lacrosse career, Taylor was one of the best women's lacrosse players in the history of her high school. She was a four-year letter winner at Oswego High School where she recorded 267 career points, 168 career goals, and 99 career assists. She holds the single-season record for goals as well as single-season points.
She was recognized on several levels for her talent and production. She was ranked the no. 18 attacker on ESPN's Top 25 High School Attackers in the country and no. 69 on ESPN's Top 100 Women's Lacrosse players in the country. Giglio led Oswego to the first Class B Sectional Championship and Regional Championship in school history. In addition, she led Oswego to the New York State Final Four game and the school to their second Class B Sectional Championship in 2012. Her awards included First Team All-CNY selection her junior and senior years but was a member of several prestigious teams such as the Upstate NY Team for u-15 Nationals, the Women's Division National Team for Upstate NY in 2010 and 2011, and the New York State Empire Games Central Team in 2010.
Taylor then moved on to the University at Albany before transferring to Canisius College in 2014. Her impact in her first year at Canisius was evident as she earned All-MAAC Second Team honors. She started all 19 games, finishing third on the team in goals and assists. Throughout the season she recorded 11 hat tricks, four goals five times, three goals in eight games, and three goals and an assists in each of the two of the team's wins in the MAAC Tournament.
Another outstanding season followed in Giglio's junior year. She again earned All-MAAC Second Team honors after she finished second on the team with 39 goals and 16 assists, recording seven hat tricks and starting all 19 games on attack. The team went undefeated in conference play.
Saving the best for last, Taylor was a driving force for the team on their way to a MAAC Championship victory. The team went undefeated and Giglio was a All-MAAC First Team member with 51 goals and 16 assists - finishing second on the team. She had a career high six goals in a game, 10 hat tricks, and was selected to the IWLCA North-South All Star game and was a Second Team MidMajor Women's Lacrosse All-American. At careers end, Taylor finished sixth all-time in goals, seventh in points, and seventh in assists. Every game of her career at Canisius, Taylor started.
Giglio then went overseas for a post-graduate career in England. In one season at Durham University in Durham, England, Taylor helped the team win England's National Championship known as the BUCS Big Wednesday on the way to an undefeated season.