Position: Outside Hitter/Opposite
Club Team/Coach: Kuikahi Volleyball Club/Joshua Suapaia
High School/Grad Year: Punahou/2011
College Status: Uncommitted
PERSONAL: Born Joshua Kainoa Taylor on May 28, 1992 in Honolulu, Hawai'i... Parents are Graham and Kimberly... Has two sisters, Nikki and Kaili... Began playing indoor volleyball in 2007 with Kuikahi... Has played beach volleyball for one year... Favorite food is chocolate... Favorite book is the Bible… Favorite pro sports team is the Dallas Mavericks and favorite athlete is Dirk Nowitski... Favorite musical groups are Linkin Park, Eminem and Skillet... Most admired person is his father because “he is a true, solid Christian man”… Lists making the Youth National Team and playing in Italy in 2009 as his happiest memory.
USA VOLLEYBALL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011- Member of the U.S. Men's Junior National Team that will compete in Brazil for the FIVB Men's Junior World Championship... 2009 – Member of the Boys' Youth National Team that finished 10th at the FIVB Boys’ Youth World Championship. 2008 – Attended High Performance Camp, Long Beach and was named Best Outside Hitter.