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17 Tara Meier
Tara  Meier


San Diego, CA

High School:
Rancho Bernardo





Four Earn WCC Honors

Mason named to All-WCC first team


Season Concludes at San Francisco

Toreros finish third in the WCC


WCC Title Pursuit Continues

Toreros complete regular season at Santa Clara, San Francisco


Dantu Déjà Vu

Junior scores two identical goals, Toreros defeat Gonzaga 2-0


Mason Magic

Junior scores in 76th minute to secure 1-0 victory at Portland


  • All-WCC second team (2017)
  • Started in 75 of a possible 78 games during her collegiate career
  • Concluded career with 12 points on three goals and five assists

SENIOR (2017) 

  • All-WCC second team
  • Led the Toreros with five assists and was third on the team with five points
  • Registered a career best five assists
  • Helped San Diego's defense record three shutouts, a 1.61 GAA and .760 save percentage
  • Assisted both of San Diego's goals in a 2-0 victory at Gonzaga (Oct. 28)
  • Assisted San Diego's game-winning goal in a 2-1 victory against Saint Mary's (Oct. 5)
  • Assisted the Toreros first goal in a 2-1 win at BYU (Sept. 29)
  • Assisted San Diego's first goal in a 3-1 victory against Denver (Sept. 3)
  • Started all 19 games

JUNIOR (2016) 

  • Started all 19 games for the Toreros
  • Had two assists on the season as a defender
  • Took 12 shots, putting five on goal
  • Helped the team record six total shutouts, and a goals-against-average of 1.32 


  • Played and started in 18 matches as a defender for the Toreros
  • Scored one goal against Cal State Fullerton (Sept. 27)
  • Took a total of 12 shots, seven of them on frame
  • Helped the team record six total shutouts, and a goals-against-average of 1.15
  • Helped the team post shutouts against No. 23 Long Beach State (9/4/15), Oregon State (9/20/15), Portland (10/1/15), Pepperdine (10/31/15) and against Pacific (11/615)

FRESHMAN (2014) 

  • Played in all 20 matches with 19 starts
  • Scored two goals and added in one assist for five points
  • Took nine shots, three on goal
  • Helped lead USD into the NCAA Tournament
  • Scored one goal against Saint Mary's (11/1/14)
  • Scored one goal against Loyola Marymount (11/8/14)
  • Recorded one assist Oklahoma (9/21/14)


  • Prepped at Rancho Bernardo High School
  • Was a four-year letter winner in soccer
  • Was a two-time first-team All-Palomar League selection
  • As a senior, she was named second-team All-CIF, and was a San Diego Union Tribune All-Academic team selection
  • Was a two-time team MVP
  • As a junior she scored 20 goals and had six assists
  • As a senior, she scored 16 goals, and added in four assists
  • Played club soccer for the San Diego Surf
  • Helped lead her team to the 2011 Surf Cup Championship
  • Helped her team qualify for ECNL National finals in 2012, 2013, and 2014
  • Her team was a national semifinalist in 2014
  • She was named to the 2011-12 ECNL All Event Team - National Showcase Event Series
  • She was selected to the ECNL Player Development program in 2013 and 2014


  • Tara Meier was born on Dec. 28, 1995 in Clovis, Calif
  • She is the daughter of Dave and Kathy Meier
  • Chose to attend USD because of the academic reputation of the university, and because of the strong soccer program
  • Her father, Dave, played baseball at Stanford
Video Thumbnail Men's Basketball: Portland State Win
Toreros move on to next round in CIT
Video Thumbnail Football 2018: Spring Game
Toreros play spring football game for family and friends
Video Thumbnail Baseball: Toreros vs. Aztecs
USD take on cross-town rival SDSU
Video Thumbnail Men's Basketball: Post Season Run
USD vs. Hartford highlights
Video Thumbnail Women's Basketball: WCC Championship Game
Toreros end the 2018 season against Gonzaga in the WCC finals.
Video Thumbnail Women's Basketball: WCC Semifinals
Women's win send them to the championship game
Video Thumbnail Men's Basketball: WCC Quarterfinals
Toreros close out 2018 season against BYU
Video Thumbnail Men's Basketball: "Off Day"
Toreros prepare for the WCC quarterfinals against BYU
Video Thumbnail Women's Basketball: WCC Quarterfinal Highlights
USD defeats BYU in quarterfinal of WCC Tournament
Video Thumbnail Women's Basketball: Day in the Life with Myah Pace
Freshman guard knows how to prep for a win
Video Thumbnail Women's Basketball: Vegas Bound
Toreros travel to Vegas for the WCC Tournament
Video Thumbnail Baseball: Defeating No. 4 Arkansas
Toreros edge out top five team
Video Thumbnail Men's Basketball: Rock the House
Toreros played No. 6 Gonzaga in a fight to the last minute
Video Thumbnail Men's Basketball: Day in the Life
Guard Olin Carter III knows the games starts long before tip-off
Video Thumbnail Winter Saturday
Rowing, tennis, basketball and baseball, a winning day in the books
Video Thumbnail Baseball: For the Love of the Game
Baseball celebrates 60 years
Video Thumbnail Women's Basketball: Women in Sports Day
Julie Foudy spoke to student-athletes and guests for National Women in Sports Day
Video Thumbnail Men's Basketball: At LMU
Men's basketball on the road
Video Thumbnail Women's Rowing: Day in the Life
Senior Lizzie Bader shows how three-a-day practices are done
Video Thumbnail Men's Basketball: Youth Basketball Clinic
Toreros lead clinic in local community
Video Thumbnail Men's Rowing: Winter Camp 2018
There are plenty perks to being the early bird
Video Thumbnail 60 Years of USD Baseball
Milestones on the road to Omaha
Video Thumbnail USD Honors Local Military Members
Toreros showed their support and hosted local military members at the men's basketball game
Video Thumbnail USD Athletes Sing "Santa's Coming to Town"
Toreros show their talent out of uniform
Video Thumbnail Basketball: City Championship
Toreros play SDSU Thursday night at 8
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Fourteen
Football preps for second round of playoffs at NDSU
Video Thumbnail Football: NAU From the Sidelines
Toreros win in first round of playoffs at NAU
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Thirteen
Football travels to NAU for the first round of the FCS Playoffs
Video Thumbnail Torero Tuesday
A day to give to Torero Athletics
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Twelve
Toreros gear up for last game of conference play
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Eleven
Toreros prep for game day
Video Thumbnail Torero Timeout with Summer Mason
USD junior women's soccer player takes a timeout during a study break
Video Thumbnail On Saturday We Dominate
Big wins for both USD Football and USD Volleyball Saturday afternoon
Video Thumbnail Torero Timeout with Henry Lander
Men's soccer sophomore Henry Lander takes a Timeout between classes
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Ten
Toreros gear up for home game against Drake
Video Thumbnail Halloween Hoopla
Men's and women's basketball teamed up to host a Halloween event
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Nine
Big day in the weight room for the Toreros
Video Thumbnail Seamus McFadden's Legacy
39 years in review by former players and coaches
Video Thumbnail Seamus Night
Alumni, staff and the San Diego community gathered to celebrate Men's Soccer Head Coach Seamus McFadden
Video Thumbnail Sixth Man Night: The Event
Recap video of the October 12 fundraiser event
Video Thumbnail Women's Basketball: WCC Hoops Tip-Off
Coach Fisher and Maya Hood attend media day in Las Vegas
Video Thumbnail Men's Basketball: New Heights
Men's basketball celebrates the third era of the program
Video Thumbnail Homecoming
Alumni and family gathered together for an eventful Homecoming weekend
Video Thumbnail Torero Timeout with Kristen Gengenbacher
Take a Timeout with the senior setter at her house in South Mission Beach
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Seven
Football preps for this Saturday's Homecoming game
Video Thumbnail Torero Timeout with Jonathan Petersen
USD Football's Petersen strolls through Belmont Park during his bye week
Video Thumbnail USD Basketball: Practice No. 1
Check out what practice looks like for the Torero ballers
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Five
Toreros prep for big game against Dayton
Video Thumbnail Football: FaceTime with Lion's Jamal Agnew
USD Head Coach Dale Lindsey congratulates Torero alum Agnew on his first NFL touchdown
Video Thumbnail Football: Brian Fogarty PFL Classic
From tailgates to touchdowns, we got it all
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Four
Hard work follows these Toreros on and off the field
Video Thumbnail Cross Country: USD Invite
Missed Saturday's race? Don't stress, we have it right here
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Three
Sights and sounds of USD Football at work
Video Thumbnail USD Invite: Take a Lap
Men's and women's cross country host the USD Invite: the only home race for the Toreros
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Two
Football hard at work for their first away game at UC Davis
Video Thumbnail Three Games - One Day
Ole Weekend was one to remember for USD Athletics
Video Thumbnail Football: Week One
Toreros preps for their home opener against Western New Mexico
Video Thumbnail 2017 Football Season Preview
Head Coach Dale Lindsey and Senior Ray Clark discuss upcoming season
Video Thumbnail USD Athletics Highlight Video 2016-17
Don't miss the best highlights from this past year in USD Athletics


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