8 Taryn Kurcz
8 - Taryn Kurcz
Year: Senior
Hometown: Agoura Hills, Calif.
High School: Agoura
Position: Defender
Major: Economics
House Affiliation: Currier

Senior (2012):
Named recipient of Meg Berte Owen '94 Memorial Award ... Played in all 17 games ... Ranked third on the team with four goals ... Scored a career-high two goals in a 2-2 tie against Boston University (Sept. 3) ... Named COOP Athlete of the Week Sept. 4 ... Added a goal against Dayton (Sept. 7) ... Notched a goal in win at Brown (Oct. 13).

Junior (2011):
Played in 16 games, mustering six shots, including three on net.

Sophomore (2010):
Appeared in nine contests, starting five ... Finished the year with six shots.  

Freshman (2009):
Started all 17 games during rookie season ... Scored the game-winning goal at Cornell (Oct. 10) ... Named Ivy League Rookie of the Week Oct. 12.

High School:
Team captain senior year ... Club soccer team captain from 2004-09 ... Named to All-Marmonte League and the All-California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) twice … Named Marmonte League Offensive MVP and earned first-team All-County senior year ... Member of the Super Y League All-Star team in club soccer ... Led team to Coast Soccer Premier League, Super Y League and Winter Surf Cup titles in 2006 ... Member of the squad that won the National Cup championship and the Summer Surf Cup championship in 2008, as well as the Spring Far West Regional League championship in 2009 ... Two-year letterwinner in basketball freshman and sophomore years ... Named second-team All-Marmonte League sophomore year ... Ran track first three years, competing in the 100 and 300 hurdles and the 4x100 and 4x400 relays ... Tabbed first-team All-Marmonte League all three years ... Lead runner for the school-record-setting 4x400 relay squad ... Scholar-Athlete Award winner ... California Scholarship Federation member ... Volunteered with the Special Olympics.

Mother, Kelly, won four Division III NCAA Championships at UMass Boston, was on the national record-setting mile relay team and was named All-New England and All-America ... Father, Robert, was a member of the Holy Cross football team ... Enjoys ultimate frisbee, reading and going to the beach.