University of Connecticut
1 4 B I G E A ST P l a y e r s o f t h e Y e a r
44 All-American Selections
8 2 A l l - B I G E A ST S e l e c t i o n s
#14 Karen Gurnon Defense Redshirt-Senior Tolland, Conn.
Gurnon’s Career Highs
Points: 2 (11/2/08 at Georgetown) Goals: 1 (11/2/08 at Georgetown) Assists: 1 (8/25/08 vs. Central Connecticut) Shots: 3 (11/2/08 at Georgetown)
2011 (Redshirt Junior Season): Played in all 17 games, starting 16… Helped the Husky defense record five shutouts on the season. 2010 (Redshirt-Sophomore Season): Appeared in 22 games, starting 17 straight to end the season on the back line… Recorded three shots on the year. 2009 (Sophomore Season): Redshirted the season... Named to the BIG EAST All-Academic Team. 2008 (Freshman Season): Played in all 22 games during the season starting in 20... Tallied one goal and one assist on the year... One of UConn’s most consistent players racking up 1,952 minutes of play, good enough for second on the team... Recorded an assist in the first game of the year against Central Connecticut (Aug. 25)... Scored her first collegiate goal against Georgetown (Nov. 2) to tie the game at 1-1 en route to UConn’s BIG EAST Quarterfinal upset over the Hoyas... Played each and every minute during the BIG EAST tournament. Before UConn: Named to the NSCAA All-America team as well as the NSCAA All-New England soccer team in 2007… Earned Connecticut State Girls Soccer Player of the Year award from the Hartford Courant in 2007… As a player at Tolland High School, she scored 33 goals, added 37 assists and served as team captain during her senior year… Played on the Connecticut ODP state team from 2003-05 and for Oakwood SC and Northeast United… Also ran track at Tolland, placing 14th in the 2000m Steeplechase at the National High School Track and Field meet in 2007. Personal: Karen Taylor is the daughter of Roy and Darlene Gurnon… double major in psychology and anthropology… born May 1, 1990.
Year GP/GS 2008 22/20 2009 3/3 2010 22/17 2011 17/16 Career 64/56
Shots 12 0 3 5 20
G 1 0 0 0 1
A 1 0 0 0 1
Pts. GW 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2012 UConn women’s soccer media guide
Published on Aug 23, 2012