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    Tara Schuling
    12 Tara Schuling
    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    W. Babylon, N.Y.

    High School:
    W. Babylon

    Height:
    5-5

    Position:
    Midfielder

    Birthdate:
    12/25/1980

    2002:
    Captain...scored the game winning goal from twenty five yards out to beat Butler University.

    2001:
    Earned team MVP honors ? Started all 21 contests ? Tied for fourth on the squad with 10 points ? Recorded three goals and four assists while taking 36 shots, 12 on goal ? Scored first goal of the season against Michigan State ? Scored the game-winning goal at Wisconsin ? Assisted both Illinois goals that sent the Illini to the Big Ten Tournament championship game with a 2-1 overtime win over Michigan.

    2000:
    Finished 15th on the Big Ten scoring list with 18 points ... Scored seven goals while adding four assists ... Scored the game-winning goal to defeat Michigan State in the Big Ten Tournament ... Fired 17 of 34 shots on goal ... Scored three game-winning goals, one of which allowed the Illini to edge the Evansville Aces by a 3-2 margin ... Recorded the winning assist in the 1-0 victory over Northwestern.

    1999:
    Scored her first career goal as an Illini in opening night win against Marquette ... Played in 21 of 22 games with seven starts ... Assisted game-tying goal against Minnesota with 20 minutes to play.

    HIGH SCHOOL...
    Named West Babylon Most Valuable and All-Around player in 1996 and '97 ... All-Long Island Section II Conference performer in 1996 ... All-county and all-state nominee in 1997 ... Totaled 64 points on 23 goals and 18 assists in 1997 for a team that went 12-2-2 ... Had 12 goals and 10 assists in 1996 for a team which was 10-2 ... Named the school's top all-around athlete in 1999 ... Coached by John Ethlers ... Played point guard on high school basketball team and outside hitter on Eagles' volleyball squad ... Received all-league honors in 1996 and was the team's Rookie of the Year in 1995 ... Played for Huntington Boys Club Nasty Girls team from 1986-96, the Cold Spring Harbor Muppets from 1996-99 and ODP in 1992, 93, and 1998 ... Club coaches were Joe Lee (Nasty Girls and ODP) and Frank Schur (Muppets).

    PERSONAL...
    Daughter of Jeff Schuling and Kathleen Larson ... Enrolled in the college of Liberal Arts and Sciences ... Participated in Varsity Club and DECA ... Major is education ... Favorite TV Show: Dawson's Creek; Favorite Athlete: Shannon MacMillan; Favorite Quote: "Stay strong and put your heart and soul into it"; Book I've read recently that I most enjoyed: The Champion Within by Lauren Greg; Favorite Restaurant: Applebees.

    Schuling?s Career Statistics:

    Year	   GP/GS	  S	    G	   A	   Pts.	GWG
    1999	   21/7	   13	   1	   1	   3	    1
    2000	   22/18	  34	   7	   4	   18	   3	
    2001	   21/21	  36	   3	   4	   10	   2	
    2002  14/14     24    3    3    9     1
    Total	78/60	  	107   14	  12	   40	   7
    

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