LION CAREER 2008 Played in 23 games with 14 starts...Made the transition from midfielder to wing defender...Assisted the Nittany Lion defense in shutting out nine opponents...Academic All-Big Ten selection.
2007 Played in 22 matches with 14 starts...Registered one shot from her defensive position against Michigan (10/14)...Named to the Soccer America Team of the Week, Soccer Buzz Elite Team of the Week and Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week following a stellar defensive performance against Indiana (10/28) and then-No. 4 Purdue (10/26)...Named to the Academic All-Big Ten list.
2006 Saw action in nine games...Recorded three shots against Northeastern (9/17).
BEFORE PENN STATE One of four Penn State recruits on the Soccer Buzz list of Top 150 recruits, Davies was a key player on her USL Super Y-League ODP National Team...Earned all-state honors and tallied more than 104 goals throughout her high school career...Three-time MVP for her high school team, Davies was named Athlete of the Year by The Press of Atlantic City and the Cape May County Gazette Leader...Three year varsity captain and member of the Philadelphia Pirates club team...Currently plays for the Atlantic City Diablos of the WPSL.
PERSONAL Full name is Tara Aileen Davies...Born on November 7, 1987...Daughter of Butch and Patty Davies...Two brothers, Sean and Ryan, that played soccer at Millersville and York College, respectively...Member of the National Honor Society...Played softball for four years, captaining her team the final two...Majoring in elementary education.