Tarah Hobbs

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"I choose Minnesota because it has always been a dream since I was a little kid to be a Gopher and also for the amazing campus, the excellent academic program, and the opportunity to play Division I soccer. I love the big campus atmosphere and I know it will be the best place to spend the next four years."


2012 NSCAA High School All-American...2012 Girls High School All-Region V...2012 All-Metro First Team...2012 All-State selection...Three-time All-Conference...Helped teams to a Suburban East Conference Championship and a runner-up finish at the 2012 state tournament...One-time Star Tribune Athlete of the Week and Hardware Hank Nuts and Bolts Athlete of the Week in 2012...Member of the Wells Fargo All-Tournament team...Honored by the Minnesota Youth Soccer Association for accomplishments and ODP regional camp...Also earned letters for basketball (2) and weights (2)...2011-2012 Basketball State Tournament participant and conference champion...2011 All-Conference in basketball.


Played for Minnesota Thunder Academy under Mark Yueill...Member of the 2011 St. Croix Academy...2011 State Cup Champions.


Played for one year with the Olympic Development Program.


Daughter of Tracie and Brian Nemec...Has three sibling, Roy, Shawna, and Haley...Born June 20, 1995...Plans to major in Biomedical Engineering.


"It has been a pleasure to see Tarah grow as a player and person over these past three seasons. Tarah has become an excellent leader through her hard work and positive attitude. Tarah is very competitive and always comes ready to compete in practice and games. She is very athletic and has excellent technique for a goalkeeper and that combination allows her to make saves other goalies can't. We will miss Tarah next season but we are extremely excited to watch her help the Gopher program bring home a championship in the years to come." - John Dierkhising, White Bear Lake High School Coach

"I've only worked with Tarah for one season, but she has already shown the kind of potential that could lead to really great things in soccer. She has all the tools to be a big time keeper; great hands, good footwork, bravery and a very strong work ethic. She has shown that she could be very successful at both the High School and club levels, as she led her team to the State final, while also being named to the All-American team. I believe Tarah is very well prepared to make the next step to top level college soccer."  - Mark Yueill, Minnesota Thunder Academy Club Coach

"Tarah possesses a high degree of athleticism and over the past year she has really developed as a goalkeeper. Her height is complemented by her footwork, which enables her to cover a great deal of the goal.  We are excited for the growth she has already experienced and anticipate that she will be competing for playing time in the fall." - Minnesota Head Coach Stefanie Golan


Heslin, Peterson Named 2018 Captains

Heslin, Peterson Named 2018 Captains

12/8/2017 - W. Soccer

Head Coach Stefanie Golan announced that 2018 seniors Emily Heslin and Emily Peterson will lead the Maroon and Gold.

B1G Recognizes 95 Gophers For Academics

B1G Recognizes 95 Gophers For Academics

12/6/2017 - W. Soccer

Ninety-five University of Minnesota student-athletes have earned Academic All-Big Ten honors, announced Wednesday by the conference office.

Pair of Gophers Earn Regional Honors

Pair of Gophers Earn Regional Honors

11/29/2017 - W. Soccer

The United Soccer Coaches named a pair of University of Minnesota soccer players to the All-Midwest Region Teams yesterday.

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