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17 Tara Meier
Tara  Meier

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
San Diego, CA

High School:
Rancho Bernardo

Height:
5-6

Position:
Defender

Experience:
3V


10/21/2017

Senior Night Spoiled

Toreros have winning-streak snapped by No. 13 Pepperdine

10/19/2017

Toreros Win Fifth Consecutive Match

Dantu scores twice on penalty kicks

10/18/2017

Final Home Weekend

Pink Game on Thursday, Senior Night on Saturday

10/11/2017

Saturday's Game Postponed

Match canceled due to the air quality in the Bay Area

10/05/2017

Barrow Provides Late Heroics

Toreros win third straight match, defeat Saint Mary’s 2-1

SENIOR (2017) 

  • 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)

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 

SOPHOMORE (2015) 

  • 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)

HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB 

  • 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

PERSONAL 

  • 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
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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