Coyote senior finishes soccer career

Taylor Harrison (left) was a standout in soccer for Reed City. (Herald Review/John Raffel)

Taylor Harrison (left) was a standout in soccer for Reed City. (Herald Review/John Raffel)

REED CITY -- Taylor Harrison was a busy athlete during her four seasons at Reed City.

The Coyote senior ran cross country in the fall, and played basketball in the winter and soccer in the spring. She was a key contributor in all three sports.

But as she was getting ready for the soccer season, Harrison and her teammates got the news that spring sports would be canceled because of the coronavirus crisis.

"I was very sad that I wouldn't be able to play another high school season, Harrison said.

It would have been her fourth year of varsity soccer.

"I think we could have had a good season this year," Harrison said. "We had a lot of people coming back and we had a lot of good freshmen coming up. I had hopes for this season."

Harrison had been a center forward and had anticipated continuing in that position.

She called her 2019 soccer campaign perhaps her favorite season.

"We had some really good seniors," she said. "They made the team a very good team."

Harrison was focusing on improving her scoring.

Of her three sports, "they were all kind of my favorite," she said. But soccer was a unique sport for her "probably because I played it the longest, since I was 3 or 4."

Harrison was first team all-conference in the CSAA for basketball. A young Coyote team finished at 4-17.

"It was a building block year," she said. "Our last game (at districts vs. Cadillac) we played very well and I was very happy with it."

Harrison will be going to Central Michigan University to study on being a physician's assistant.