Kat Tarr

Number: 20
Position: Defender
Height: 5-9
Born: April 10, 1987, in Whitefish, Mont.
Hometown: Vancouver, Wash.
College: University of Missouri
Last Club: SGS Essen (Germany)



A defender with experience abroad, Tarr joins Thorns FC for her first NWSL season in 2014, signing on April 9, 2014.

2014: Placed on the disabled list on July 24 ... Appeared in six regular-season matches (five starts) ... Made her NWSL and Thorns FC debut April 26 against FC Kansas City, entering the match in the 83rd minute.

2012-13: Appeared in 11 league matches and one DFB Women’s Pokal match for SGS Essen in Germany’s Frauen Bundesliga ... Tallied her only goal of the season in a 1-1 draw against USV Jena on Oct. 3, 2012.

2011-12: Made 11 appearances in all competitions for SGS Essen, including three appearances in the Bundesliga Cup.

2010-11: Appeared in a Bundesliga-career high 20 league matches for SGS Essen ... Registered three goals in her first season with the Frauen Bundesliga club ... Scored the game-winning goal in a 2-1 victory over FC Köln on Oct. 24, 2010 in the DFB Women’s Pokal tournament.

2010: Appeared in 10 matches during the second half of the season for Tennis Borussia Berlin.

2009: Played in 14 games for the Buffalo Flash of the USL W-League.

COLLEGE: All-Big 12 Second Team selection in 2007 ... Chosen to the Big 12 Championship All-Tournament Team in 2008 for her role in the Tigers first league title in program history ... Started all 23 games for Missouri as a senior, accumulating the most minutes of any field player, and anchored a defense that set school records in fewest goals allowed (19) and most shutouts in a season (12) ... Ranks seventh all-time in career games played (82) and ninth all-time in career games started (75) in the Missouri record books, and tallied five goals and two assists over her four years as a letter-winner.