Needham High School graduate Victoria Tarabelli played for the Keene State Owls, the team that she now helps coach.
Once the freshman goalie at Keene State College, Tarabelli is now a junior, and is tackling their assistant coach's duties. She was described in a release from the school as "A take-charge keeper during her brief Owl career."
“It’s a real honor to be working as a student assistant coach with the team,” said Tarabelli, a junior at KSC, in a press release. “I would have liked to continue playing, but the concussions I suffered didn’t allow me to do that. So I’m really pleased that Coach (Denise) Lyons game me this opportunity. I’m an exercise science major and want to follow in my father’s footsteps and become a coach, so I’m really excited to begin working toward that goal.”
While here in Needham, she posted a league-best 0.47 GAA with eight shutouts which brought the Rockets to a Baystate League title. According to the press release, Tarabelli was also a starting goalie for the Rockets’ lacrosse team in her Junior year.
If the name is familiar, it may be because her father, Carl Tarabelli coaches the varsity girls soccer team here in Needham High, and is a former Boston University team captain himself. Or, perhaps you know her older sisters Kate and Angela, the latter of whom also went on to play at NYU, according to the release.