Feb. 4, 2015 Tara Fisher
Eagle River, Alaska | Eagle River HS | AK Rush 97
Tara Fisher will be joining the Boise State women's soccer team next season head coach Jim Thomas announced Wednesday. Fisher is a native of Eagle River, Alaska, where she attends Eagle River High School and plays for AK Rush 97. She is a goalkeeper and just the third Alaskan in Boise State soccer history.
"I feel blessed to have found her," said Thomas. "The legwork was definitely done by Tara. She beat down our door, came to our camps and did all of the things correctly when it comes to communicating with us, working well in front of us. It turns out we have a hidden gem. She can strike the ball with so many different inflections and textures to it. She is an incredible shot stopper. It's ridiculous the amount of balls that she gets to."
Fisher represented Alaska Olympic Development Program on the state level in 2011 and 2012 at the ODP regional camps. She also competed at the 2014 Arctic Winter Games in indoor soccer, helping Alaska to a bronze-medal finish in the junior female division. At the club level, Fisher plays for AK Rush 97 under coach Mike Montgomery.
High school soccer is yet to start in Alaska for this academic year, but Fisher is ready to build on an already successful career. She was named All-Cook Inlet Conference First Team each of the last two seasons.
Fisher owns a 3.92 grade-point average intends to major in physical therapy at Boise State. Away from soccer, she enjoys hiking, skiing and flag football. Fisher lettered in flag football at Eagle River and was named the CIC Punter and Kicker of the Year as a senior to go with first-team all-conference accolades.