3 - Tara Welch
Tara Welch
Height: 5-1
Year: Senior
Hometown: New Boston, N.H.
High School: Goffstown
Position: F/M
Enters the 2006 season tied for eighth on the all-time Patriot League goals list ... Needs nine goals to set a new Holy Cross program record for most career goals ... Needs 20 points to set a new Holy Cross program record for most career points. As a Junior in 2005: National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division l-Northeast Region Second Team ... First Team All-Patriot League ... National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division I Academic Team ... Patriot League Academic Honor Roll ... Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 31) ... Set a new program record for most points in a single season (46 points) ... Tied the program record for most goals in a single season (19 goals) ... Finished the season ranked seventh in the nation in points per game (2.30 points per game) ... Finished the season tied for fifth in the nation in goals per game (0.95 goals per game) ... Finished the season tied for eighth in the nation in goals ... Led the Patriot League in total points ... Led the Patriot League in goals ... Led the Patriot League in goals per game ... Finished the season ranked second in the Patriot League in points per game ... Tied for second in the Patriot League in game-winning goals (four game-winning goals) ... Tied for seventh in the Patriot League in assists (eight assists) ... Finished the season ranked eighth in the Patriot League in assists per game (0.40 assists per game) ... Started all 20 games ... Led the team in points, goals and game-winning goals ... Finished the season ranked third on the team in assists ...Recorded 55 interceptions ... Recorded 44 tackles ... As a Sophomore in 2004: Second Team All-Patriot League ... National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division I Academic Team ... Patriot League Academic Honor Roll ... Led the team in goals (14 goals), including four game-winners ... Finished the season ranked second on the team in total points (31 total points) ... Patriot League Player of the Week (Oct. 13) ... Finished the season ranked second in the Patriot League in goals and goals per game (0.82) ... Finished the season ranked fourth in the Patriot League in points and fifth in points per game. As a Freshman in 2003: Played in 20 games ... Made seven starts ... Finished the season third on the team in scoring with seven goals and three assists ... Patriot League Rookie of the Week (Sept. 8 & Sept. 26) ... Scored first collegiate goal in first collegiate game against Siena (Sept. 3) ... Her seven goals are the most by any Holy Cross freshman since Jes Gulino ('01) scored 11 goals as a freshman in 1997. HIGH SCHOOL: Team Captain (2002) ... Started for the 2001 state championship team ... All-League and All-State selection (2002) ... All-Metro selection (2001, 2002).