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3 - Taren Brown
Taren Brown
Height: 5-6
Year: Junior
Hometown: Hendersonville, Tenn.
High School: Hendersonville
Previous College: Tennessee Tech
Position: D
Major: Nursing

IN 2008 (Sophomore): Earned OVC post-season honors for the second consecutive year, being named to the all-OVC second team. Taren scored one goal in the 2008 season, which came off a penalty kick in a 2-1 win over OVC foe Eastern Kentucky. She played in all 20 games, starting the first 19 before missing the first half of Tech’s OVC tournament game with an injury. Brown tallied eight total shots on the season, including six on goal.

IN 2007 (Freshman):  Taren started all 18 games for the Golden Eagles as a freshman, and was named team Rookie of the Year, and earned a spot on the OVC all-newcomer team. Taren scored a goal in a win against Jacksonville State.

HIGH SCHOOL: Taren was a versatile soccer player at Hendersonville High School, lettering all four years while playing for coach Russ Plummer…She and her high school squad were the district champs in 2003, 2004, and 2006; the region champs in the same years; made the state tournament in 2004, the final four in 2006, and were state finalists in 2003…was named 2003 Most Improved Player, part of the 2004 Katie Hunter All-Tournament team, 2005 Most Valuable Player, four-year All-County, 2004-06 All-District, 2005-06 All-County Defensive Player of the Year, 2005-06 All-District Defensive MVP, 2005-06 All-Region Defensive MVP, 2006 First-team All-Midstate, and 2005-06 All-State player.

CLUB EXPERIENCE: Played 3 years with the TNFC 89 Blue.

PERSONAL: The daughter of Tyler and Kathy Brown…majoring in Nursing…born August 2, 1988 in Nashville, TN…full name is Taren Ashley Brown.