Tara Kidwell - 22
Tara Kidwell

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Leesburg, Va.

High School:
Loudoun County HS

Height:
5-4

Position:
Forward

Experience:
3VL


2003: Moved into a three-way tie for second place on the Blazers' all-time goal-scoring list with 24 career goals ... earned NSCAA First-Team Southeast Regional honors ... named to the Second Team of the Soccer Buzz Southeast Region ... received First-Team All-Conference USA accolades ... earned the team's Co-Most Valuable Player award for the second-consecutive season ... led the conference in both points (18) and goals (7) ... ended the year third in C-USA's final statistical standings in goals (10) ... finished fourth in the C-USA's final statistics in points (24) ... ended second in the conference with four game-winning goals ... earned preseason All-C-USA honors ... named to the first edition of the United Soccer League's All-Conference Team ... recorded a two-goal performance against Tulane on Oct. 12 ... tallied a pair of key assists against C-USA foe Cincinnati on Sept. 26 ... member of the Blazers' C-USA-leading offense that averaged 8.32 shots on goal per game ... started all 19 matches during the season and led the team in goals (10) and points (24) ... added four assists on the year and registered three game-winning goals ... named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll for maintaining a cumulative grade point average of better than 3.0 during the academic school year.

2002: Led the Blazers with 29 points on the season after tallying 10 goals (second on team) and nine assists in 19 starts ... tallied a career-high five points against TCU (Oct. 13) after recording a goal and three assists ... her three assists versus TCU ranked eighth nationally ... finished the season ranked in several C-USA categories: tied for second in points, fourth in goals, tied for fourth in assists and tied for fifth in game-winning goals ... was named to the 2002 Conference USA third-team, the Soccer Buzz All-Southeast Region third team and the NSCAA/adidas Women's NCAA Division I All-South third team ... voted the co-team Most Valuable Player along with Jenny Rynders ... was also named to the OHANA Hotels & Resorts No Ka Oi and Nike Classic All-Tournament teams ... holds UAB's single-game records for both shots (eight vs. UMass, 2002) and assists (three vs. TCU in 2002).

2001: Started in 19 of the 20 matches she played in as a freshman ... finished the season with 13 points as a forward with four goals and five assists ... recorded a pair of assists against DePaul (Sept. 23) ... tallied 36 shots on the season, third behind forwards Denise Peters and Adrienne Suffridge ... finished with a season-high four shots on goal against USF ... registered two points in five matches ... earned her first varsity letter.

High School: Named a first-team all-state selection from Loudoun County High School ... garnered all-district honors three times to go along with MVP honors ... named all-region ... a team captain ... lettered three seasons in basketball and was also named a team captain ... won the 110-Percent Award at LCHS ... played club soccer under the tutelage of Bob Childs with Vista United.

Personal: Full name is Tara Elaine Kidwell ... born April 26, 1983 ... daughter of Bradley and Peggy Kidwell ... has an older brother, B.G. ... majoring in criminal justice.

 
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