3 - Tara Rooke
Tara Rooke
Height: 5-6
Year: Senior
Hometown: Wilbraham, MA
High School: Minnechaug Regional
Position: M

2012: Played in all 14 games, starting three … Finished the year with eight points (7g, 1a) … Was 2-5 on free position shots … Also had seven ground balls, five caused turnovers and five draw controls … Scored two goals, matching a career-high, against Cornell … 2011: Missed the majority of the first half of the season due to injury … Played in nine games, scoring four goals, including two against both Cornell and St. Mary’s … Also had five ground balls, three caused turnovers, and four draw controls … 2010: Made an immediate impact as a rookie, playing in all 15 games and starting six … Scored seven goals on the year, including a career-high two against Manhattan … Tallied game-winning goals against both Harvard and Manhattan … Also earned 10 ground balls, including three against Columbia, four draw controls, and two caused turnovers … Before Brown: A three-sport athlete at Minnechaug Regional, Rooke excelled in lacrosse, swimming and soccer ... Lacrosse and swimming team captain ... Three-time All-League and All-Scholastic honoree ... Named a US Lacrosse Academic All-American as a senior ... Twice-named to the Republican Super 7 ... Won the Seneca Division at 2008 National Tournament with LNE ... Played club lacrosse for CTLF ... Named PVAIC Career High Point/Most Outstanding Swimmer in 2009 ... Member of the National Honor Society and the honor roll ... Recipient of the Outstanding Effort Award ... Personal: The daughter of Leonard and Mary Rooke ... Concentrating in Business, Entrepreneurship and Organizations.

Rooke’s Career Highs
Goals:
2, 4x, last vs. Cornell (4/28/12)
Assists:
1, vs. Sacred Heart (4/14/12)
Points:
2, 4x, last vs. Cornell (4/28/12)
Free Position Goals:
1, 3x, last vs. Stanford (3/25/12)
Shots:
4, at Yale (4/18/12)
Ground Balls:
3, 2x, last vs. St. Mary's (4/19/11)
Caused Turnovers:
2, vs. St. Mary's (4/19/11)
Draw Controls:
2, 2x, last vs. Dartmouth (3/31/12)

Rooke's Career Stats
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Off the field with Tara
Why I chose Brown…Because of the overall vibe of the campus. Everyone here always has an upbeat attitude and is genuinely happy about what they are doing. The attitude on Brown’s campus is contagious. Obviously the school has an outstanding academic reputation, and the team was a huge factor also. The girls on the team are very outgoing and just as upbeat and
friendly as the rest of the campus. I could tell they were truly driven and respected and cared about each other.
Favorite class at Brown…CS2
Favorite Brown tradition…Walking in and out of the Gates
People who have had the greatest influence on my athletic career…My parents and cousins
Favorite Food...Cheese or bread or both
What I wouldn’t do for a million dollars…A lot of things
TV show I want to be on...Million Dollar Money Drop, I’m positive I’d win money - but Family Feud always looks fun
Favorite character in literature…Holden Caulfield
My first job was…Cashier at Big Y Supermarket
Teammate who has a future in stand up comedy…Kaela
What three things I would take with me on a deserted island…Speakers with endless tunes, sunscreen, carpenter
Place I want to travel...Australia
Favorite sport other than lacrosse...Football
Favorite Olympic sport…Swimming
If I could be a professional athlete, I would compete in…Swimming or Tennis
Favorite Coach McDonald quote…“Train with a purpose”
Pet Peeve...When people leave voicemails on my phone just to say “they called” or when people put their blinker on too early or leave it on long after the turn has been made
Where I would spend $1,000...Thayer Street
My dream car...Black range rover
My ideal day...Just hanging out on a really nice sunny day, doing whatever the heart desires
Item that best describes me…All purpose Nike jacket
Favorite pair of shoes...Nike Dunks
Top five most-played songs on my iPod…Changes weekly
Coolest thing in my bedroom growing up…Really high bed
Person in history (past or present) I would most like to meet…Vince Vaughn
Where I see myself in 10 years…Have a serious job, starting a family
My post-school ambition…Find a job I love in a place I love