Aug. 6, 2012
Taylor Hadfield joins the Rice staff as a volunteer assistant coach, announced head coach Genny Volpe on Monday. She comes to Rice from the University of New Mexico, where she has played and coached the past five seasons.
Hadfield served as a student assistant coach for New Mexico in 2011, helping three Lobos earn All-Mountain West honors. She also coached club for New Mexico Juniors, which saw numerous players earn Division I scholarships.
Hadfield was an All-American outside hitter at New Mexico from 2007-10, who helped lead the Lobos to two NCAA Tournament appearances, snapping a postseason drought that dated back to 1994. She finished her career with 835 kills and ranks 10th all-time on both the Lobos' career (.267) and season (.317, 2008) hitting efficiency list. Hadfield was a two-time All-Mountain West selection, earning the honor in 2009 and 2010, along with AVCA Honorable Mention All-America honors in 2009. A three-year starter, UNM won 20 or more games in all three seasons she started.
Hadfield graduated from New Mexico in 2011 with a major in sociology.