TOP 50: Villa Duchesne & Oak Hill School junior Taryn Tkachuk commits to University of Virginia !
Player Name: Taryn Tkachuk
Player Ranking: Top 50
Grad Year: 2021
College Choice: University of Virginia (D1)
Date Committed: November 18, 2019
High School: Villa Duchesne & Oak Hill School
What will you major in/study?: Undecided
Honors and Accomplishments: 2019 MAX Field Hockey Second Team All-American, Missouri State Player of the Year, First Team All-West/Mid-West Region, St. Louis Today Player of the Year, MWAA Conference Co-Player of the Year & First Team All-Star, 43 goals and 29 assists (led state in both), O-16 Junior National Camp, U19 Stars & Stripes Game, U19 National Futures Championship.
Why did you choose this school?: Incredible field hockey program and an amazing school.
Other Colleges Considered: Northwestern University, Boston University, University of Louisville and University of Michigan
Who would you like to thank?: I would like to thank all my coaches and teammates of Gateway Field Hockey club and Villa Duchesne high school. In particular, I would like to thank Kate Graft for convincing me to try field hockey in middle school. She has been a great mentor to me on and off the field. I am super grateful to the coaches at UVA and am excited to be a part of such a great school and field hockey program. Finally I would like to thank my parents and my brothers for all their support.