Tara Girardi, a 20 year old Center, has re-signed with Norwood for 2022.
Tara has come through the junior ranks at Norwood, starting in Under 14’s and coming right through now to NBL1.
Tara had a few words about the upcoming season:
“I’m really excited to get the season started with this great group of girls.”
Last year, Girardi found herself as a player, carving out a significant role with the team in the 2nd half of the season.
Her offensive game has developed well, scoring inside out of the post and also working pick and roll play with our guards.
In 2021, she averaged 8.2 ppg and 3.5 rpg, with a season high of 18 coming against Centrals.
Coach Terry McNamara had this to say about Tara:
“Tara is an exciting talent who made enormous progress in the back half of the 2021 season. She is a strong, athletic player with a great work ethic and commitment to the team. Tara is a player who has developed and ascended through our junior program, and we are looking forward to more great things to come.”
With Girardi and Alek Akuen signed, both players bring different elements to the center position and compliment each other well.
Pre-season fitness is well under way in preparation for the season opener in April.