Bradley’s Jacob Taylor Hopes To Build BU Winner

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Jacob Taylor has goals for the week.

He doesn’t want it to be last week of his soccer career.

“A conference championship and an NCAA run is what we’d like,” Taylor said.

Bradley hosts the Missouri Valley Conference soccer tournament this week. The senior is one of best defenders on a a team that is the No.3 seed and will face Drake in Wednesday’s quarterfinals..

Taylor is also  an honor roll student with goals after soccer. The mechanical engineering major spent the summer in Texas interning at Lockheed Martin.

Helping build F-35 fighter jets.

“It was an intriguing project because you see all aspects of the whole assembly,” Taylor admitted. “Not just making the wing better, make the forward fuselage better. You see the plane. Every nerdy kid wants to build fighter jets, right?”  

Taylor has a job waiting for him at Lockheed Martin after graduation. But this week he’s focusing on building Bradley into a Valley champion.\

“I’d love to be the guy that’s built fighter jets,” said Taylor. “And won an MVC Tournament.” 

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