Tara’s playing experience started at Tstreet when she was 14. She finished her club years at Forza South and Forza North where she received the opportunity to travel to Italy and take second in an international tournament. Tara’s high school years were spent at Trabuco Hills, where she helped lead the team to their first League title, first CIF title, and to semi finalists in state. She received accolades of 4x best defender, second team all league selection, and first team all sea view league. Afterwards, Tara began her college career at the University of Idaho where she led the team in service reception percentage, 2nd in digs, and third in aces and assists. Tara also received Big Sky All Academic Conference. She then went on to finish her undergrad studies at UC Riverside where she led the volleyball team in top 3 service receptionists and top 4 in assists, digs, and ace leader categories. She helped lead her team to #1 in defense in the Big West Conference in 2017 and #3 in digs in the Big West Conference in 2018. Tara was the only player to accomplish all fitness tests under the previous head coach and received 2 Big West All Academic awards while receiving a Bachelors in Psychology. Tara then took a year off and decided to compete internationally in England for indoor and beach, where she also received a Masters in Project Management. She led her indoor team to Student Cup Champions and qualified for 5* events on the UK Beach Tour. Tara’s coaching experience began at Forza while finishing her studies at UCR. She then started at Tstreet in 2019/2020 at Tstreet Inland Empire during her senior year and moved back home and have been at Tstreet Irvine since. While at Tstreet Irvine, Tara assisted 13-Bailey in 2020 where the team took 1st in USA in the Far Western National Qualifier, along with 1st at Triple Crown.
Tara loves the beach, traveling, and outdoor activities!