Posted On: 02/13/20 8:27 AM

Some playmakers need no introduction. A stat line that filters near the top of a sorted category on MaxPreps isn’t hard to find, a tweet about her from her club team is likely to find a way on the timelines of the most avid high school sports enthusiasts.

Others go unnoticed. For whatever reason. As if to see them and say, Strong play out of that guard over – oh man, the forward just dropped two defenders. Did you see that!?

Or perhaps they’re just faded under the fluorescent lights in FaithPoint church’s gymnatorium, where Longmont Christian’s girls basketball team and junior Taylor Vandenburg call home.

Vandenburg — a name you probably don't know, but should — is quietly having a strong career with the Warriors, the lone Class 1A program in the 2A/1A Mile High League. Averaging a career-best in points (14.7) and rebounds (7.7), the third-year starter has stepped into the lead role after the graduation of the program's standout point guard Whitney Echols.

Vandenburg has scored 17 or more points in three of her last four games while she and her team battle team-wide illness. The Warriors are 12th in 1A RPI and have stuck around

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