Tara (Cushman) Amato is among the top goalkeepers in the history of the women's lacrosse program. She posted a 38-19 record as starting goalie from 2003-06, serving as team captain her junior and senior seasons. Cushman ranks in the top-five in program history in saves (461), save percentage (.567), goals against average (7.96) and wins (38).
Cushman, a native of Scituate, Massachusetts, was a two-time All-New England Women’s Lacrosse Alliance honoree. She helped lead the Golden Bears to three consecutive NEWLA championships and NCAA Tournament appearances from 2004-06. Following her playing career, Cushman served as an assistant coach on Aimee Klepacki's staff for five seasons from 2007-11.