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  Anthea Tjuanakis
Anthea Tjuanakis

Player Profile

Portland, OR

High School:
Thacher School (CA)




As a Sophomore in 2003: An important member of the Cardinal defense, playing and starting in all 18 games ... Registered 38 ground balls on the season ... Ranked fourth on the team in caused turnovers with 18 ... Caused three turnovers in a game twice, the first coming versus New Hampshire (2/22) and the second coming versus Cal (4/23) ... Recorded four or more ground balls in a game five times ... Posted a season-high six ground balls in the Cardinal's 10-6 win over Harvard (3/25).

As a Freshman in 2002: Started all 18 games as a freshman in 2002 ... One of the keys to the Cardinal defense ... She had 19 ground balls, 12 caused turnovers and nine draw controls.

High School: A three-sport athlete at the Thacher School, she lettered in lacrosse, soccer and cross country... She was captain of her soccer team during the `00-`01 season ... In the Western States Tournament she scored two goals as a defender to lead the team to a 6-5 victory ... Helped her high school team to the California Lacrosse State Championship in 1999 and 2000.

Personal: Parents are Manolis and Bonnie Tjuanakis ... Majoring in American Studies with a double minor in studio art and art history ...Hobbies are art, writing and travel ... Places great importance on teamwork and leaving everything you bring into the game out on the field.