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CHHS Soccer Star Tamera Taylor-Moore Signs With Division One American University

Student Athlete Signs with American University - Celebrating with Family and Croton-Harmon UFSD Staff and Admin

CHHS Soccer Star Tamera Taylor-Moore Signs With Division One American University 

The Croton-Harmon Union Free School District is proud to announce that CHHS senior Tamera Taylor-Moore has signed with American University to play Division 1 soccer. This is an incredible achievement that shows the fruits of Tamera’s hard work and dedication, as only about two percent of high school athletes go on to play at Division One schools.

Tamera has been playing soccer since preschool, when she started out on a local AYSO team. She has been a member of the CHHS Varsity soccer team for the past two years, and she also plays outside of school in the ten-month New York Soccer Club league. While she has primarily played goalkeeper throughout the years, she played as a midfielder this past Varsity season to work on cleaning up her ‘first touch’ in live play.

In addition to soccer, Tamera is also a member of the CHHS Varsity track and basketball teams, although she is stepping away from the latter this season in order to ensure her health for spring and summer workouts. She is looking forward to attempting to break her own school pentathlon record in the spring.

Before she was recruited by American University, Tamera actually had a close relationship with the soccer coaches at UMass Amherst. But after the UMass Assistant Coach took the Head Coach job at American, the school reached out to her to express their interest. According to Tamera, all it took to fall in love with the program’s culture was one visit to the school.

“American has a high-level soccer program that will challenge Tamera and give her a chance to demonstrate her passion and skill,” said CHHS Athletic Director DJ Goldman. “I have no doubt that she will represent herself and Croton with pride as she competes against some of the best college soccer players in the country.”

As Tamera prepares for college and for D1 competition, she wanted to thank all of her coaches and teammates, past and present, who pushed her to succeed.

“Thank you all for pushing me and helping me become the athlete I aspired to be growing up,” she said. “Thank you for teaching me that mediocrity is something I will never be comfortable settling for. And lastly, thank you for showing me the beauty in the struggle.”

 Everyone in the district is thrilled that Tamera will have this amazing opportunity. We will all be cheering for her as she competes against other top soccer programs at American, and we wish her the best in college and beyond!