Position
Defender
Height
5'7
Class
Senior
Hometown
Lilburn, Ga.
High School
Shiloh HS

Updated 11/14/05

  • 2003 Soccer Buzz All-Central Region Third Team
  • 2002 Soccer Buzz All-Central Region Freshman Team

SENIOR SEASON (2005):
Started in all 18 games she played in for the Tigers and finished her eligibility with 70 career starts in 74 games … Recorded one assist on the season against Arkansas on Oct. 28 in the Tigers’ 4-3 win to help lead LSU to its first SEC Tournament appearance since 2002 … Attempted one shot and one shot on goal … Served as one of three team captains along with defender Holly Davis and forward Kate Ripple … Finished her career with one goal, five assists and seven points … Earned her fourth varsity letter.

JUNIOR SEASON (2004):
Played in 17 games for the Tigers, starting 15 … Had one assist as she hooked up with Stacy Bishop against Colorado … Took 10 shots on the season as a defender … Earned her third varsity letter.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2003):
Played in 19 games, starting 17 … Scored her first-career goal in the Tigers’ 9-0 season-ending victory over Southern … Named to the Soccer Buzz All-Central Region third team … Earned her second varsity letter.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2002):
Had one of the most productive freshman seasons in school history as she started all 20 games for the Tigers at defender … Had three assists for a season total of three points … Joined older sister and teammate Ashley on the Soccer Buzz All-Central Region Team, as she made the All-Freshman squad … Named the team’s Co-Freshman of the Year … Only freshman on the team to start all 20 games during the season … Earned her first varsity letter.

PRIOR TO LSU:
OLYMPIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
1998 Region III team
1996-99 Georgia State team member
CLUB
Tophat Soccer Club
1999 Georgia State championship team
HIGH SCHOOL:
Shiloh High School
1999-2002 All-County team
2000-02 Team Most Valuable Player Award
2002 Georgia State All-Star
Finished her outstanding prep career with more than 100 goals scored.

PERSONAL:
Full name is Tara Elizabeth Mitnick … Born on June 3, 1983 … Parents are Tom and Dorine Mitnick … Has two brothers, Brett and Justin, as well as one sister, Ashley, who also played soccer at LSU … Majoring in general studies.

CAREER STATS:

YEAR
G/GS
SH
G
A
PTS
GWG

2002
20/20
2
0
3
3
0

2003
19/17
2
1
0
2
0

2004
17/15
10
0
1
1
0

2005
18/18
1
0
1
1
0

TOTAL
74/70
15
1
5
7
0

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