Kerri Tanksley enters her fourth and final season at LMU?a strong player in the air?has a knack for finding the net?an aggressive player who is very good around the box?a crafty player in different situations? will compete at the forward position.
Played in 13 games on the season, earning a start against Kent State?had the lone goal against Harvard (Sept. 29)?finished the season with 11 shots.
Scored two goals and two assists on the season?played in 13 games for the Lions, starting in two of them?with 18 shots on the season, Tanksley had six go on net.
Played in 19 games and made three starts on the season?finished tied for the team lead with five goals, and ranked first with three game-winning goals?in her best game ever at LMU, she scored two goals on two shots in a 2-2 tie against UC Irvine on Sept. 18?collected 16 shots in the season, nine of which were on-goal?scored the game-winning goals against Long Beach State (Sept. 1), Cal State Northridge (Sept. 25) and Sacramento State (Oct. 4).
Tanksley is a 1998 graduate of Centennial High School in Corona, CA?a four-year letterwinner in both soccer and softball?served as team captain for both teams as a senior?earned All-Mountain View League soccer accolades as a sophomore, junior and senior?earned All-CIF Division IV third-team honors as a sophomore, and second-team honors as a senior?led the team in goals scored for three seasons?1998 squad reached the CIF Semifinals?prep coach was Kelli Brew.
Kerri Janelle Tanksley (Tanks) was born on April 30, 1980 in Helena, AR?the daughter of Johnny and Deenna Tanksley?has one sister, Kelli?also considered San Francisco and Cal State Fullerton?names the Anaheim Angels as her favorite professional team, and Mia Hamm as her favorite professional athlete?an accounting major who aspires to become a financial advisor.