"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.
WHAT THEY'RE SAYING ABOUT TARAH...
"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
Beal Named NSCAA All-American
Minnesota's Rashida Beal has been named a Second Team All-American by the NSCAA.
Kolander Named Senior CLASS Award All-American
Senior forward Simone Kolander has been named a First Team Senior CLASS Award All-American
Gophers Trio Named to All-Great Lakes Region Team
Beal, Kolander and Stiever have been named to the All-Great Lakes Region First Team by the NSCAA.