17 David Tarsa
David Tarsa


Harker Heights, Texas

High School:
Harker Heights

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 182


2013: Played in all but two games on Army's third line midfield as a junior ... scored his fourth career goal in the Black Knights' 14-7 win at rival Navy (Apr. 13) ... added his first career assist the previous game versus 11th-ranked Bucknell (Apr. 6) ... totaled two points, three shots on goal and one ground ball on the year.

2012: Played in four games ... scored both goals on the year in a productive season debut against visiting Wagner (Feb. 15) ... scored two goals on three shots against the Seahawks ... went on to earn playing time against VMI (Feb. 18), Cornell (Mar. 3) and Holy Cross (Apr. 21) ... did not figure statistically in the remaining three games.

2011: Scored lone goal of the season in his collegiate debut ... played the fourth quarter in a14-1 win over Wagner (Mar. 13) ... netted the Black Knights' 12th goal of the game unassisted midway through the fourth quarter ... one game played as a rookie.

Prior to West Point: Two-time all-state performer at Harker Heights High School under coach John Gilliam ... four-year letterwinner ... captained the team as a junior and senior ... two-time all-district football standout at Harker Heights, playing safety and kicker ... earned two varsity letters on the gridiron ... named all-area at safety following his junior campaign ... twice earned all-district plaudits as a defender on the soccer pitch ... earned three letters in soccer ... captained team as a senior ... earned all-academic accolades in football and soccer.

Personal: David Michael Tarsa was born in Frankfurt, Germany on April 17, 1992 ... parents are Mike and Linda Tarsa ... has one sister, Jessica ... both parents are West Point graduates ... father, Mike, graduated in 1987, while his mother, Linda, graduated in 1989 ... father is an active duty colonel in the U.S. Army ... moved from Germany when he was six days old ... lived in Hawaii for three years before moving to Texas ... graduated high school in the top 10 percent of his class ... enjoys watching The Office ... cheers for the Boston professional sports teams ... major is Management.

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