We are excited about our 20th season of Colorado Soccer, the fifth season under head coach Danny Sanchez. In his four seasons in Boulder, he has led the Buffs to two NCAA Tournament appearances and a 43-32-10 record.
Here you will find all the information you need to get your season tickets for 2016 and all the excitement the matches this fall promise to bring.
The Buffs return five starters for coach Danny Sanchez's fifth season at CU. The Buffs boast a strong group of upperclassmen, including six seniors. They also signed one of their best recruiting classes in school history, including two four-star recruits and a captain of the U.S. U18 Women's National Team. Among the top returners, senior Kahlia Hogg returns after missing much of last season with an injury. Her leadership was missed on the back line a year ago. Sophomore Sarah Kinzner started every match last season as a freshman and led Canada to a runner-up finish at the U-20 CONCACAF Championship, starting all five matches in the tournament. Danica Evans, who was a transfer last season and led the team in goals, had a big spring and is looking to find the net even more frequently this fall. Sophomore Erin Greening, who started five matches last year and scored two times, led the Buffs in scoring this spring and could move into a major role this season.
CU has added seven recruits so far, including two transfers. Among the high school signees, two are four-star recruits and two are three-star recruits. Taylor Kornieck, who joins the Buffs from Henderson, Nev., is perhaps the most decorated recruit to ever sign at CU. She is a team captain of the U.S. U18 Women's National Team and was a high school All-American after scoring 54 goals and adding 12 assists as a senior. Kelsey Aaknes (Carlsbad, Calif.) is also a four-star recruit and is a proven winner both in high school and with her club teams. Kornieck and Aaknes both play in the midfield. Camilla Shymka is a striker who has played with Sarah Kinzner on Canada's youth national teams, and Kennedy Yost is also a striker, joining CU from Idaho. Juliana Guthner rounds out the high school signees and is coming off a couple years of injuries, but the coaches are excited about her potential. The Buffs also added two transfers with extensive international experience. Isobel Dalton (Australia) and Hannah Scheid (Germany) both have played high levels of international soccer and have also competed at a high level of NAIA soccer in the U.S.
Colorado is ready for its toughest schedule yet with several Power Five schools. Big Ten foes Michigan State and Iowa both come to Boulder in early September after a road trip to Kansas and Missouri, renewing some old Big 12 rivalries. In-state foe Colorado State will also play in Boulder prior to Pac-12 play, as will Drexel and Hawai'i.
Your continued support! Colorado averaged 800 fans per game last season. We need our fans back in 2016 to continue using our gorgeous home field and your energy and enthusiasm to help the Buffs to victory. So get your season tickets now for the 2016 season.