Tindell breaks records and continues to push for success
Florida Gulf Coast University Women’s soccer sophomore Tabby Tindell has built a very impressive resume.
Since arriving on campus last year, Tindell has set the career-scoring record for women’s soccer with 25 goals, beating Amber MacCall’s record from 2009.
Tindell has also received A-Sun Conference Player of the Week honors three times this season. Tindell also holds single-season program records for goals (15) and points (34).
Despite these accomplishments, Tindell says there is always room for improvement.
“It’s definitely an honor to be able to do all of this with the team,” Tindell said. “But it just motivates me to want to do it more, so I can help my teammates and myself get further and further.”
Tindell said her most memorable game was last year’s opener against The University of Arizona. The Eagles won 2-1 with Tindell scoring both goals.
Tindell grew up in Ocala and started playing soccer at around age 7 after her mother introduced it to her. She has stuck with it ever since.
“All of my friends were playing it, but as I get older it turned into something more serious,” Tindell said.
Tindell said the team’s main goal is to win the conference championship and make a bid for the NCAA tournament.
Despite visits to the University of Florida and Florida State University, Tindell fell in love with FGCU during recruitment because of its small size and proximity to home.
“I wanted to go to a smaller school so I could be closer to home and my family,” Tindell said. “I visited here, and I fell in love with the campus and the coaches.”
Tindell also received interest from Stetson, St. Leo, and Nova Southeastern.
Despite the college success, Tindell is focused on her major in exercise science and would like to be a physical therapist.