Middlebury

#21 Elise Tarbi
Graduation Year: 2008
Position: B
Height: 5-2
Previous School: Nashoba Regional
Hometown: Stow, Mass.
Major: Neuroscience
Describe your initial reaction upon seeing the campus and athletic facilities for the first time.

I’m pretty sure my heart smiled. Not only was Dragone the best-groomed field I had ever set foot on, but it’s situated right smack-dab in the middle of the mountains. Now, that view looking up from Dragone in the fall, when the trees are in peak foliage, will forever embody Vermont for me.

What is the one thing that makes Middlebury College a special place for you?

Middlebury College is a special place for me because of the special people that make it so. It’s easy to say that the people I’ve met at Middlebury are some of the most interesting people I’ve ever encountered. What’s more than that, however, is that these people are passionately interested. It’s that highly motivated attitude that charges the student body that I really love. The people here don’t challenge you to excel, they demand it.

What is your best memory as a player at Middlebury College?

I’m not sure I have any single best memory. I love just getting the opportunity to hang out and play soccer with 20+ amazing and talented girls everyday… and winning the NESCAC Championship at Amherst against Amherst wasn’t bad either.

What have you learned from your sport that you will use in your everyday life?

I’ve learned that there are certain things beyond my control. It’s a difficult lesson to truly internalize, but within the supportive environment of the Middlebury Women’s Soccer team I have begun to work on it.

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