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Tara Strickland
Tara Strickland

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Libertyville, Ill.

High School:
Libertyville

Height:
5-6

Position:
Midfielder

Career: Three-time member of the BIG EAST Conference All-Academic Team...2009 All-BIG EAST Second Team... finished her career second all-time in points with 45... second all-time in assists with 17... tied for fourth all-time in goals with 14.

2010 (Senior): Played in 22 games with 15 starts... led the team in assists with six, the fifth-best single-season mark in DePaul history and equaling her assists total for 2009... second on the team in points with 12... tied for third in goals with three... scored game-winning goal against Miami (Ohio) and Rutgers... also scored a goal at Cincinnati... had game-winning assists against Iowa, Drake, Loyola-Chicago and St. John's... recorded an assist against Louisville... had both assists to a pair of Lauren Pagone goals in 2-0 win over St. John's... took 54 shots with 19 on goal.

2009 (Junior): Named All-BIG EAST Conference Second Team... BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week... started all 21 matches and led the team in goals with seven, assists with six and points with 20... the 20 points were the fifth-highest, single-season total in DePaul history... the seven goals tied her for fifth-best (single-season) in school history... the six assists were the fifth-best, single-season mark...scored game-winning goals against Loyola-Chicago and Illinois State... had a goal and an assist against Seton Hall and Georgetown...netted a goal against Northwestern, Wisconsin, Connecticut... had an assist against Iowa State, Louisville, Pittsburgh, Rutgers... took 47 shots with 28 on goal... took four shots against Illinois State with all four on goal.

2008 (Sophomore): Earned BIG EAST Academic honors...had the best performance by a Blue Demon with the game-winning goal and two assists in a 3-1 victory over Western Illinois...the four points in that match were a season-high for the team...led Blue Demons in points with seven and assists with three...also had a goal against Loyola and an assist against Cincinnati...tied for third in shots on goal with nine and fourth in overall shots with 18.

2007 (Freshman): Earned BIG EAST Academic honors... second on the team with 33 shots and 16 shots on goal for season... notched first collegiate goal at Syracuse... tallied second goal of season and first career game-winner against Providence... took a game-high six shots in that game... registered first assist to tie game against Norhtern Illinois and second assist at Cincinnati to seal 2-1 victory... missed second game of season... played in 18 matches, started the last 17.

High School: Two-year letterwinner at Libertyville... three-year member of the ODP State Team... made the Regional and National Team Pools... picked up All-Conference honors and All-Sectional Honorable Mention... named to All-Area team by the Daily Herald... recognized as one of the top midfielders by the Chicago Sun-Times... played for nationally-recognized Eclipse Select club team under Rory Dames... Eclipse Select was recognized by Soccer America as the nation's top club program... member of the 2006 U17 National Champion team.

Personal: Daughter of Charles and Katherine Strickland... has one sibling, Charlie... enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Career Statistics

Seasons

MP-MS

Goals

Assists

Points

Shots

2007

18-17

2

2

6

33

2008

18-14

2

3

7

18

2009 21-21 7 6 20 47
2010 22-15 3 6 12 54
Totals

79-67

14

17

45

152