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Tara Gavlak
Tara  Gavlak

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Colleyville, Texas

High School:
Colleyville Heritage HS

Height:
5-5

Position:
Goalkeeper

Experience:
2L

2008: Started two games in goal for the Lady Techsters...Concluded season with two wins and two shutouts against Mississippi Valley State (8/28) and Houston Baptist (10/5)...Totaled 180 minutes.

2007: Named Academic All-WAC...Started 16 of 17 games for Tech in goal...Logged the first-ever assist by a Tech goalkeeper, leading to the game-winning goal in a 1-0 victory over McNeese State...Also registered a shot on goal in the game...Recorded three shutouts on the season against Centenary (3-0), McNeese State (1-0) and Idaho (0-0)...Was second in the WAC in saves in conference matches with 34 (4.86/game)...Had a save percentage of .618.

2006: Made two appearances in goal for the Lady Techsters and two in the field...Started in goal against Prairie View A&M to record her first career win...Had three shots and two on goal in field action against Nicholls State...Totaled 98 minutes.

High School: Lettered four years for coach Lincoln Hunt at Colleyville Heritage High School in Texas ... Helped lead the Panthers to the District 5-5A titles in 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006 ... Helped lead the program to the regional finals in 2003 and the area finals in 2004 ... Named first team all-district as a junior and a senior, and second team all-district as a freshman and sophomore ... Named Defender of the Year in 2004 and 2005 ... Named the Ft. Worth Star Telegram Player of the Week once in 2005 ... Named to the Grapevine Sun first team in 2003, 2004 and 2005.

Club: Played for Dallas Sting '88 under coach Eric Dade.

Personal: Full name is Tara Kay Gavlak ... Daughter of Kris and Gladys Gavlak ... Has one sister, Taylor ... Born May 23, 1988, in Bedford, Texas ... Age 20.

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