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Taylor Herd



Taylor Herd


HEIGHT:  5’1″


CLASS:  Freshman

CURRENT SCHOOL:  Clark High School

BIRTHDAY:  October 10


HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Hanging out with friends and Sky Ranch.


FAVORITE PLANO SOFTBALL MEMORY:  Scavenger hunt during Hell Week.

FAVORITE QUOTE:  “Love the life you live. Live the life you love.” -Bob Marley


Taylor is the daughter of Amanda and Hugh Zinsmeyer and has three siblings, Dylan, Dalton, and Jarred. She plans to major in Physical Therapy.
Awards: Earned Panther Pride Academic Award in 6th grade
The coaching staff values Herd’s caring personality and the laughter/humor she brings to the team. She has grown so much this year!



  • Favorite quote: “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.” Psalms 23:1
  • Favorite class: World Geography
  • Favorite softball player of all time: Lauren Burke
  • Favorite athlete (any sport): Luka Doncic
  • Favorite social media site: Instagram or TikTok
  • Favorite emoji:
  • Favorite type of music: Pop and Country
  • Favorite food: Chicken
  • Favorite binge watching TV show: The Office
  • Favorite book: Lost
  • Favorite movie: World War Z
  • Favorite Disney character: Elsa
  • Favorite animal: Sealion
  • Favorite part about the sport of softball: The bond with your teammates
  • Favorite thing we’ve done in softball off season this year: Tie Dyeing T-shirts
  • Favorite sport to play other than softball: Basketball
  • Favorite thing about PSHS: Football games
  • Favorite Karaoke song to sing: Love Story by Taylor Swift
  • Favorite place to vacation: Breckenridge, Colorado
  • Favorite gift I’ve ever been given: iPhone
  • Favorite color: Dark Green


  • My nickname is: Tay Tay and Herd
  • One word to describe me when I’m on the field: Focused
  • One word to describe me away from the field: Sweet
  • The person who has had the greatest impact on my athletic career: My mom
  • The accomplishment (athletic or non-athletic) that I am most proud of: When I was Baptized
  • The person I would most like to meet: Parker McCollum
  • People have told me that I look like (name of celebrity): Lili Reinhart or Emily Skinner
  • The song title that best describes me: Golden by Harry Styles
  • Best pump-up songs: What Makes you Beautiful by One Direction
  • Musical instruments that I play: I used to play the Trumpet and Ukulele
  • When I was little, I dreamed of being a: Marine Biologist
  • Early bird or night owl: Night owl
  • The reality show I would most like to participate in is: Survivor
  • I can’t believe I watch this show: Barbie Life in the Dream House 
  • Few people know that I: I have 3 brothers
  • My best non-athletic talent(s): Painting
  • My most prized possession: My dogs
  • My most annoying habit: Saying sorry
  • My pet peeve(s): Talking over people
  • My superstitions: Same hair tie
  • If I had a million dollars, I would: Travel
  • Three things on my bucket list are:
    • See the Northern Lights in Norway
    • Travel to New Zealand
    • Go to the Grand Canyon
  • My dream job is: Physical Therapy 
  • I am most thankful for: My friends and family

Teammate who…

  • The teammate who will surprise people the most this year: Bre
  • The teammate who has improved the most since August is: Syd
  • The teammate who can always make me laugh: Sadie
  • The teammate who dominates in the weight room: Kyndall
  • The teammate most likely to be on People’s “Best Dressed” list: Bella
  • The teammate who holds me most accountable is: Darby
  • The teammate who is the most responsible is: Mack
  • The teammate most likely to get married first is: Casey
  • The teammate most likely to win the lotto is: Jayden 
  • The teammate most likely to talk themselves out of a speeding ticket is: Bella
  • The teammate most likely to become president: Syd

Teammate who would be the best candidate for:

  • America’s Got Talent: Sarah
  • America’s Next Top Model: Bella
  • American Ninja Warrior: Jillian
  • The Amazing Race: Kailey
  • The Bachelorette: Bre
  • Big Brother: Lyons
  • Dancing with the Stars: Leah
  • Fixer Upper: Elizabeth
  • Friends: Jenna
  • Gossip Girl: Miriam
  • Lip Sync Battle: Laney
  • The Office: Melon
  • Shark Tank: Darby
  • Survivor: Rachel
  • Top Chef: Penelope
  • The Voice: Laney