2009 (Junior): Led the Greyhounds in minutes played as a solid line defense player... Played in all 17 contests, starting all but the senior game... Finished the year with 22 ground balls, 12 caused turnovers and six draw controls... Flourished from the beginning, picking up four ground balls in the season-opener at Stony Brook (2/18)... Controlled a pair of draws against Cornell (3/18)... Caused two turnovers and grabbed two ground balls against James Madison (3/21)... Scooped up three ground balls in wins over Connecticut (4/3) and Georgetown (4/15).
2008 (Sophomore): Saw action in all 16 games and made two starts for Loyola on defense... Made her first collegiate start at Davidson (2/17) and had a caused turnover and a ground ball against the Wildcats... Caused two turnovers and had four ground balls, both career-highs, at Georgetown (2/23)... Made her second start at Penn State (3/30)... Picked up two ground balls against Louisville (4/6)... Had two caused turnovers and three ground balls versus Syracuse (4/19).
2007 (Freshman): Played in eight games during her first season at Loyola... Made her collegiate debut against Boston University (3/14)... Picked up a ground ball at James Madison (4/3)... Had two ground balls and a caused turnover at Delaware (4/24).
High School: Played lacrosse and field hockey all four years at Severna Park (Md.) High School... Captain of both teams... Helped the squads win county, region and state titles... Earned Academic All-America honors and was tabbed a `Player to Watch' in 2006... Received the lacrosse team's Pride Award... Named All-Anne Arundel County Second Team honors and All-Metro Honorable Mention as a senior from The Baltimore Sun... As a member of the field hockey team, she earned All-County and All-Metro honors... Active in Student Government.
Personal: Tara Gardner... Daughter of William and Crispina Gardner... Born in Baltimore... Has two younger sisters, Julie and Kendyl... Jule is currently a sophomore at Virginia, where she also plays Lacrosse... Majoring in communications with an advertising/public relations concentration.
Gardner's Career Statistics