Position: Middle Blocker
Hometown/Residence: Munster, Indiana/Munster, Indiana
Birth Date: April 29, 1992
Club Team/Coach: Dunes Volleyball Club (Michigan City, Ind.) / Rick Ashmore
High School/Grad Year: Munster High School (Munster, Ind.)/2010
College Status: Verbal commitment to University of Illinois
USA VOLLEYBALL HIGHLIGHTS: 2009 – Selected to the U.S. Girls’ Youth National Training Team…Member of Girls’ Youth Team European Tour in December 2008 to January 2009. 2008 – Member of U.S. Girls’ Youth National A2 Team which won the USA Volleyball High Performance Championships in the Junior International Division. 2007 – Named to the U.S. Girls’ National Select Red Team and won the USA Volleyball High Performance Championship.
CLUB/PREP HIGHLIGHTS: 2003 – Began playing club volleyball with Northwest Elite Volleyball Club.
PERSONAL: Born Anna Taylor Dorn on April 29, 1992, in Munster, Ind… Parents are John and Laurie Dorn… Brother is Andrew (1996) and sister is Ellie (1996)…Hobbies include playing sports, spending time with friends…Favorite food is pasta…Favorite book is The Harry Potter Series…Favorite music is hip-hop and country…Favorite singer is Taylor Swift…Favorite professional team is Chicago White Sox…Favorite athlete is Kerri Walsh…Most admired person is her father because “he has always inspired me to be the best that I can, and he encourages me to succeed in sports. Ever since I was young, he has acted as a great role model for me.”…Happiest moment in life was verbally committing to University of Illinois.
INTERESTING STORY: “Last year at the A2 Camp, some of my teammates and I decided to walk a mile on the side of the highway to buy some groceries. After walking through the 100 degree heat, we finally arrived at a small grocery store. The whole time while in Tucson, I was terrified of the bugs. As we were walking down the milk aisle, someone told me that there was a bug on my foot and I got really scared and started to run. Right as I started to run, I slipped on some yogurt and completely wiped out in the middle of the aisle and my groceries flew everywhere. Everyone laughed, including me. It turns out that there was no bug, and my friend said there was a bug just to scare me.”