27 Tara Ricciardi
    Tara Ricciardi


    Wayne, N.J.

    High School:
    Wayne Valley




    AT PROVIDENCE: 2008: Started all 17 games for the Friars in her junior season...Tied for second on team in goals (three)...Scored two goals in the win over Stony Brook on 8/31...Named to the BIG EAST Honor Roll for week of 9/2. 2007: Started all 17 games for the PC midfield... Scored her first Friar goal on 10/14 in victory over Pittsburgh. 2006: Was a key contributor to the Friar offense starting 14 games during her freshman campaign.

    HIGH SCHOOL: Earned 12 varsity letters with four in soccer and eight in indoor and outdoor track at Wayne Valley High School... Captained her soccer team as a senior... Was an Adidas Regional All-American as a senior... Named one of the Top 20 Players in the State by the NJGSCA and was a member of the NJGSCA All-State Group 3 Team... Was a member of the AP Third Team in 2004 and 2005... Was named 2004 Player of the Year by both the Star Ledger and the Herald News... A member of the NHC Conference First Team all four years at WVHS... Received All-Passaic County First Team honors as a sophomore, junior and senior... Helped lead WVHS to league titles in 2003, 2004 and 2005.

    CLUB SOCCER: Was a member of the Super Y National ODP U17 team in 2004... A two-time captain and five year member of the Parsippany Soccer Club.

    PERSONAL: Born December 30, 1987... Daughter of Deborah and Robert Ricciardi... Has an older brother, Paul, who was a member of the Rutgers wrestling team, and two older sisters, Lisa and Gina, who played field hockey at Monmouth... Health policy and management major.

    FAVORITE ATHLETES: Brandon Jacobs, Tiger Woods, Derek Jeter and Rafael Nadal.

    FAVORITE TEAMS: New York Giants and New York Yankees.

    HOBBIES: Sports, shopping, watching movies, music.