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Todd Taplin '89

Todd Taplin '89
Todd Taplin '89
At Connecticut College, Todd Taplin distinguished himself as a versatile and talented two-sport standout and leader in soccer and ice hockey.

A four-year starting forward for the soccer team, Taplin excelled as one of the top playmakers in the program’s history. He totaled 41 goals, 35 assists and 117 points, teaming with Hall of Famer Jeff Geddes ’89 as one of the most formidable offensive duos in the country. Together, the exceptional pair scored 70 percent of the team's goals in 1988 and 62 percent of the College’s goals in their four-year careers.

Taplin graduated as the program’s second all-time leading point scorer (117 career points), broke school records for career assists (35) and season assists (11 in 1985) and tied the College mark for game assists (3 in 1985).

During his impressive career, Taplin helped lead the squad to a four-year 39-17-2 record and three ECAC tournament appearances. A team captain as a senior in 1988, Taplin was named to the New England Intercollegiate Soccer League All-Star Team and the NCAA All-New England Second Team. He also shared the squad’s co-Most Valuable Player Award with Geddes in their junior and senior seasons.

As a center on the ice hockey squad, Taplin also played a significant role, tallying 28 goals, 53 assists and 81 points. Skating alongside linemate Dave Talanian ’88, Taplin contributed to his team’s terrific 84 percent efficiency rate on the penalty kill over the course of his career. He helped lead the Camels to the ECAC South post-season tournament all four years, finishing as runner-up in 1986, semifinalist in 1988 and 1989 and quarterfinalist in 1987.

After receiving his undergraduate degree in government and economics, Taplin earned his law degree from Suffolk University Law School in 1998. He is currently vice president of New England Canadian Sales for Yahoo Inc.

Todd and his wife, Jennifer Ciotti Taplin ’92, also a former Camel soccer player, live in Wellesley Hills, Mass. with their children Natalie, 6, Andy, 4, and Kate, 1.