Athlete Bio




Christine Taggart

Class of 1981

Powerful and smooth all-around athlete. Terrific scoring machine in both soccer and basketball who led the Pats to a state championship in soccer and deep into the basketball tournament playoffs. At 5 foot-10, she also was a top tennis player known for her grace and overpowering serve.

She earned 11 varsity letters at CCHS. Chris was an All-Scholastic pick in soccer, plus a Dual County League All-Star in both sports. She also was selected the DCL's MVP in soccer. She was a 20-20 player, scoring more than 20 goals in soccer and averaging 20 points-per-game in basketball. Her sister Ellen was a superb all-around athlete, as well.

Chris captained both the soccer and basketball teams at CCHS. In basketball, she was known both for her aggressiveness as well as her versatility. She was equally adept at crashing the boards or pushing the ball up the floor on the fly. She could spot up and drain a jumper from the wings or the foul line.

Dave Castelline, Principal at the Underwood School in Newton, coached her in soccer. He called Taggart a "dogged competitor.” He also said that she could set up goals as well as finish-put the ball into the net with alarming regularity.

Was known as Miss Clutch during crunch time. She (two goals) and her sister Ellen (one goal) accounted for all the scoring in the Pats 3-0 win over Bridgewater-Raynham, a victory that locked up the EMass title.

"She could really turn it on come game day,” said Castelline. "You never had to worry about her during games. Chris always came up big."

Taggart said her biggest thrill in sports was the state championship feeling she experienced playing high school soccer for the powerhouse Patriots.

Outstanding college soccer player for the UMass Minuteman. Captained a UMass squad that made it to the NCAA final four and played for a US National team that toured China.