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Tara Kerr

2020 | NY: New York
3.23 Thousand
Recruit Profile
Fast, with a great stick and powerful shot. Fierce defender with a nose for the ball. Coachable, team-first player.

Scholar-Athlete. That is how the Dean of students responded when asked to describe me. Besides the ocean and my family, lacrosse is my greatest love. When I was 12 my babysitter took to me the park and put a lacrosse stick in my hands, and I haven't looked back since. My strengths as a player include my athleticism, stick skills, and field awareness. I may not have a lacrosse program at my school (I’m changing that), but I do everything in my power to replicate the practice my teammates get in the spring. I play a lot of wall ball (NYC has a lot of walls!), I do lacrosse-specific strength and conditioning with my club and, individually, and I watch game film to improve my lax IQ and prepare for the summer club season. I also try and stay active. I’ve been a three-sport award-winning varsity athlete since freshman year. I take school as seriously as my game. I have taken/will take every advanced class offered at my school while maintaining an A average. This year my class schedule includes Advanced Mandarin (Literature and History), Advanced Math, and Advanced Chemistry. I like to be challenged. I participate in many clubs including debate and environmental awareness, and I am starting a tutoring center at my school. I helped establish a middle school lacrosse team last year where I was the student coach for the team and even designed the uniforms, and this year I will be the vice president of the athletic council. Additionally, I volunteer tutor with Harlem Lacrosse two days a week, with plans to connect my high school tutoring center with the Harlem lacrosse program.

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Athletics
Honors & Awards:
Selected for the 2017 Brine National Lacrosse Week 2020 Allstar Team.
Most improved (2017-18 season) on Varsity Basketball.
Girls MVP PSAA Championships Varsity Track and Field 2018, PSAA Conference Championship golds in 400m, 200m, 4x400m, silver in the 4x100m, Private School States Championship 4th place 400m, MVP of my high school varsity track team.
US Lacrosse School Girls Nationals participant 2018.
WPLL Futures New Jersey 2020 Team selection 2018.
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Other HS Sports Played:
Varsity Soccer since freshmen year (Second leading scorer) Varsity Basketball since freshmen year(2018 Division Champs, Leading the team in assists ) Varsity Track since freshmen year (PSAA Conference MVP, PSAA Conference Women's Champs)
Play 2 Sports In College?
No
Relevant Lacrosse Accolades:
Selected for the 2017 Brine National Lacrosse Week 2020 Allstar Team. US Lacrosse School Girls Nationals participant 2018. WPLL Futures New Jersey 2020 Team selection 2018.

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Coach Contacts
High School:
Avenues NYC
Coach:
Team Name:
No High school lacrosse team
Jersey Number:
Club Name:
Jersey Shore Select
Coach:
Kelly Knapp
Team Name:
Jersey Number:

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Academics
GPA (unweighted):
93-96; 4.0; A
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Recruit Calendar
Trackable Events
LAX For the Cure Summer Showcase (Jersey)
Jun 20 '19
NJ: New Egpyt
   
   
 
Live Love Lax Tournament
Jun 15-16 '19
MD: Bel Air
   
   
 
Summer Genesis
Jun 8-9 '19
PA: Palmyra
   
   
 
IWLCA Presidents Cup
Nov 16-18 '18
FL: Kissimmee
   
   
 
LAX For the Cure Fall (Jersey)
Nov 10-11 '18
NJ: New Egpyt
   
   
 
Fall Face Off by T3
Nov 10 '18
NJ: Flemington
   
   
 
The Opener by T3
Nov 4 '18
NJ: Flemington
   
   
 
Top Flight by T3
Jul 6-8 '18
NJ: Basking Ridge
   
   
 
Brine All American Lacrosse Classic
Jul 18-21 '17
VA: Midlothian
   
   
 
Best of the Beach
Jul 14-16 '17
NJ: Bayville
   
   
 
maybe attending; confirmed attending.
Recruit Relationships
Endorsements

Demetrius Murray

Sep 13, 2018

Tara is the true definition of an athlete excelling in multiple sports. As her track coach at Avenues I have seen her development over the past 2 years and it has been exponential. She is such a fast learner, hard worker and talented young lady. She has a bright future.

Megan Douty

Sep 4, 2018

Tara is an extremely hard working individual, always going the extra mile to bring her game to the next level. She has a fast first step and uses her speed all over the field. She is very coachable and has been a pleasure to work with.

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