Tara  Ballay
Rider University
Tara Ballay
Assistant Coach

Rider University   (Broncs)


Rider University Women’s Soccer Head Coach Drayson Hounsome has announced the hiring of Tara Ballay as assistant coach for the 2017-2018 season. Ballay was a four-year member of the Broncs from 2012-15, earning MAAC Player of the Year and leading Rider to the NCAA Tournament in 2014.
As a senior, Ballay earned CoSIDA First Team Academic All-America honors a year after being named to the second team. She was the Preseason MAAC Player of the Year and graduated sixth all-time at Rider with 20 career goals and 45 career points in only 53 games due to injuries.
Rider was 31-15-7 in her 53 games played. She was a three-time MAAC All-Academic Team recipient and was named to the NSCAA Third Team All-East and All-ECAC Second Team as a junior. Despite missing five games, she still led the MAAC in goals (11) and points (24). As a freshman, Ballay was named MAAC Rookie of the Year.
Ballay graduated from Rider in 2016 with a degree in psychology.