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Taryn Tkachuk

St. Louis, Mo.
Villa Duchesne
High School
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2023 – NCAA Semifinals

  • All-ACC Second Team
  • Appeared in all 21 games with 17 starts, scoring eight goals with three assists, ranking second on the team with 19 points
  • Named the ACC Co-Offensive Player of the Week after contributing seven points in the two games at Wake Forest (2g/1a) and Duke (1g) (10/17)
  • Scored the game-winning goal in the 3-2 victory against No. 2 UNC also assisting on UVA’s first goal (10/20)
  • Named the ACC Co-Offensive Player of the Week for the second straight week for her performance in the win against the Tar Heels (10/24). Was also named the Synapse Sports National Player of the Week
  • Scored the game-winning goal at Temple (9/1)
  • Scored her second goal of the year at William & Mary, giving her goals in back-to-back game (9/8)
  • Scored the Cavaliers’ lone goal against Boston College (9/15)
  • Had the first multi-goal game of her career at Wake Forest, also adding an assist (10/13)
  • Had a goal and an assist in the 3-2 road win at James Madison (10/24)
  • Her goal against JMU gave her five goals in a four-game span to close out the regular season
  • All-ACC Academic Team


  • All-ACC Tournament Team
  • Appeared in 20 games with four starts, scoring four goals (two game-winners) with three assists for 11 points
  • 1-of-1 in penalty strokes
  • Scored the game-winning goal in the ACC Quarterfinal against Louisville (Nov. 1)
  • Scored the game-tying goal with 1:35 remaining in the ACC Semifinal against Wake Forest (Nov. 2)
  • Scored the game-winning goal at Delaware (8/28)
  • Converted a penalty stroke against William & Mary (10/02)
  • All-ACC Academic Team
  • ACC Academic Honor Roll


  • Limited to appearing in nine games with two starts due to injury. Finished the season with three goals and an assist
  • Made her collegiate debut at William & Mary (9/3)
  • Scored her first collegiate goal against Towson, converting a penalty stroke attempt (9/5)
  • Converted another penalty stroke against Miami (Ohio), also adding an assist (9/10)
  • Made her first career start at Louisville (9/17)
  • Scored her first field goal at Ohio State (9/19)
  • ACC Academic Honor Roll


  • Led all high school players in the state of Missouri in total points and goals all four years with a career tally of 135 goals and 361 points
  • Also led the state in assists in 2017 and 2019, tallying 91 career assists
  • Three-time Missouri State Champion with Villa Duchesne along with a runner-up finish in 2019
  • 2018 MAX Field Hockey State Player of the Year
  • 2019 NFHCA All American 2018 (3rd team) and 2019 (1st team)
  • 2019 MAX field hockey All American 2019 (2nd team)
  • Metro player of the year 2018, 2019, 2020
  • All Metro first team 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • Conference player of the year 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • All Conference first team 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • Louis Post Dispatch All Decade Team (2010-2019)
  • 2019 US RISE Junior National Team


  • Daughter of Keith and Chantal Tkachuk
  • Father Keith, played in the National Hockey League from 1992 – 2010 for the Winnipeg Jets, Phoenix Coyotes, Atlanta Thrashers and St. Louis Blues and was a four-time Olympian
  • Brother Matthew plays in the NHL for the Florida Panthers (2022-present) after starting his career with the Calgary Flames from 2016 to 2021. He was a finalist for the Hart Memorial Trophy, (NHL MVP award). He was the 2023 All-Star Game MVP
  • Brother Brady plays in the NHL for the Ottawa Senators from 2018 to present
  • Media Studies major