|High School:||St. Lucy's Priory HS|
Concluded playing career in 2008 by starting all 19 CSUN matches ... finished season with two goals and three assists ... named to All-Big West Second Team for play in the midfield ... wrapped up career tied for second in school history with 12 career assists and eighth with 28 career points ... picked up an assist against San Diego State on Aug. 22 and scored first goal of the season against Southern Utan on Aug. 29 ... found the back of the net in CSUN's 2-1 victory against UNLV on Sept. 5 ... picked up second assist of the season at Saint Mary's on Sept. 14 ... ended career with an assist in season finale against Cal State Fullerton on Nov. 2 ... finished season with 28 shots, 11 of which were on goal.
Appeared in 11 matches for Northridge, making eight starts ... registered an assist, the ninth of her career, in season finale against Cal Poly on Nov. 4 ...the nine assists ties for sixth all-time in school history for career assists ... blasted a goal from 40 yards out against Cal State Bakersfield on Oct. 26 ... three season points giveher 17 points for her career, four shy of 10th all-time in school history ... finished with eight shots on the season, three of which came on goal ... fired two shots against UC Riverside (10/19) and UC Irvine (10/28).
Tafoya missed the 2006 season with a knee injury and used her redshirt year.
Tafoya was one of four Matadors to start all 19 matches ... placed sixth on the team with eight points and tied for second with four assists ... also added two goals ... scored at Pacific on Oct. 14 and in a victory over Cal Poly on Oct. 21 ... also had an assist in the match against Cal Poly ... tallied helpers in wins against Navy (Sept. 2), Loyola-Chicago (Sept. 11) and San Diego State (Sept. 19) ... was third on the team with 29 shots, with 14 coming on goal ... earned All-Big West Academic honors.
Played in all 19 matches in her freshman season, making 17 starts ... placed third on the team with four assists, also scoring a goal to total six points ... recorded her first collegiate goal in game-winning fashion against UC Irvine on Oct. 8 ... picked up her first collegiate assist against San Diego State on Sept. 24 ... had a pair of helpers against Idaho (Oct. 3) and one against Utah State (Oct. 1).
ST. LUCY'S PRIORY HIGH SCHOOL:
Tafoya was a four-year starter for coach Wes Naughtin at St. Lucy's Priory High School ... earned first-team All-Sierra League and All-CIF as a freshman ... honored as team MVP and All-League after her junior season ... helped lead her team to a CIF championship game in 2001 ... also a member of the league champion track team in 2002 ... graduated in 2004.
Born on July 1, 1986 in Whittier, Calif. ... parents are Laurie and Larry Tafoya ... is an only child ... also recruited by UC Riverside, UC Santa Barbara and UC San Diego ... roots for Manchester United ... lists movies "Zoolander", "Old School", "Wedding Crashers" and "Pineapple Express" among favorites ... greatest sporting moment was scoring game-winning goal in CIF playoff game... majoring in sociology and political science.