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Taylor                             Ciotola
Taylor
Ciotola
Class: Sr.
Hometown: Pasadena, Md.
Height: 6-4
Sport: Rifle

Biography

Will serve as a team captain this season… is a three-time NRA All-American with two first team honors... brings experience and leadership to the team… coach still believes he has room for improvement, especially in consistency… looks to improve during his senior year.
 
At West Virginia in 2013-14
• Shot a season-high 579 smallbore mark vs. Akron, tying for third place; also shot 588 air rifle, placing fourth, for a season-high 1167 combined score
• Shot a season-high 590 air rifle score for ninth place at the Withrow Invitational
• Matched a WVU school record, shooting 200 prone in smallbore for an overall 575 score against Navy
• Ranked No. 6 on the team in air rifle with a 585 average
 
 
At West Virginia in 2012-13
• NRA All-America First Team Air Rifle and Smallbore
• All-GARC Second Team Air Rifle, Smallbore and Combined Score
• Earned a share of the air rifle win at Ohio State with a 592 score
• Tied for second in smallbore against Memphis with a career-best 587; also tied for third in air rifle with a 591, giving him a career-best 1178 aggregate total, good enough for third place
• Shot 591 air rifle against Navy and tied for second place
• Finished second in air rifle against Ole Miss with a career-best 595
• Tied for second place in air rifle on the first day of competition at Alaska-Fairbanks with a 594 mark
• Shot 586 smallbore in the second day of competition at Alaska-Fairbanks and finished second; also placed third in air rifle with a 591 mark
• Counted toward the team’s score at the 2013 GARC Championships, shooting 584 air rifle and 578 smallbore  
• Shot 576 air rifle and 569 smallbore at the 2013 NCAA Championships  
• Ranked No. 4 on team with 588.07 air rifle and 1168.15 combined score season averages; also ranked No. 6 with a 579.92 smallbore average
 
 
At West Virginia in 2011-12
• NRA All-America Honorable Mention Smallbore
• All-GARC Honorable Mention Smallbore
• Named to the CollegeSports360.com rifle Primetime Performers Weekly Honor Roll (1/26)
• Opened Mountaineer career with a third-place finish against Air Force at the NU Rifle Range with a combined score of 1165; also tied for second in air rifle with a score of 586
• Tied for first in win over Alaska-Fairbanks with a score of 1170; also won smallbore with a personal-best score of 584
• Paced the Mountaineers against Kentucky with a combined score of 1165; also finished first on the team, fourth overall, with a 590 air rifle mark
• Finished eighth in air rifle and smallbore at the GARC Championships, shooting a personal-best 591 in the open air rifle relay and 101.9 in the final for a 692.9 total, and a team-best 583 smallbore relay score and 92.3 in the final for a 675.3 total; finished third overall with a personal-best 1174 aggregate score
• Placed sixth in air rifle at the NCAA Championships, shooting a personal-best 591 in qualification and 99.4 in the final for a 690.4 total; also shot 572 smallbore
• Smallbore season average of 576.7 and aggregate season average of 1161.5 ranked No. 3 on team
• Placed 40th in the men’s 10m air rifle at the USA Shooting Olympic Team Air Rifle Trials with a two-day score of 1149 (578, 571)
 
In High School
• Three-time state 3 position air rifle champion (2005-07)
• Two-time state 3 position outdoor champion
• Intermediate junior’s air rifle champion at 2009 Junior Olympics; also placed second in junior’s 50m prone
• Captain, Queen Anne’s County 4-H rifle team
• Treasurer, Queen Anne’s County 4-H rifle team
• Attended Chesapeake Senior High
 
Personal
• Son of Anthony and Dolores Ciotola
• Birthday is February 19
• Majoring in multidisciplinary studies with a focus in sports psychology, athletic coaching and communications
 
 
PERSONAL BESTS
Air Rifle
595............................................................................. vs. Ole Miss, Nov. 9, 2012
 
Smallbore
587............................................................................. vs. Memphis, Oct. 16, 2012
 
CAREER AIR RIFLE
Year                            Matches                                Avg.                                   High
2014                            11                                            585.09                                590
2013                            14                                            588.07                                595
2012                            15                                            584.80                                591
 
CAREER SMALLBORE
Year                            Matches                                Avg.                                   High
2014                            11                                            571.72                                579
2013                            13                                            579.92                                587
2012                            15                                            576.70                                584
 

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