COACH ELLIOTT ON SOENKSEN: "Paige was one of the first players I had on campus, and she instantly made a strong impression with her positive attitude, competitive nature and love for the game. Paige has a strong presence and confidence in the cage. She has a great attitude and loves the challenge that being a goalie brings. We are excited to have Paige help anchor our defensive unit."
HIGH SCHOOL: A four-year letter-winner, Soenksen grabbed 132 saves and recorded a .512 save percentage in the net. In her final season, Soenksen and La Costa Canyon claimed C.I.F. Open Division and Avocado League Championships, their second consecutive year taking home the league title. Her team’s captain her senior year, she was named to the Western Girls Lacrosse All-American Team and was crowned the Union Tribune and C.I.F. Player of the Year. She was also named an AP Scholar with Distinction and was a first-team Avocado League and California Scholastic Federation selection as a senior. In her final two seasons, she was named her team’s MVP, first-team All-C.I.F. and an Academic All-American, while earning the title of Avocado League Player of the Year. In addition to the league title her junior season, La Costa Canyon posted an amazing 18-1 record and also won the CIF - San Diego Section D1 Championship. The team ended the season ranked No. 1 in the West and No. 24 in the nation, according to Lacrosse Magazine. That year, Soenksen was also named the North County Times Player of the Year, first-team CIF D1 and was a U.S. Lacrosse All-American honorable mention. She further excelled in the classroom with Union Tribune All-Academic and an AP Scholar honors. Soenksen was a two-time CIF Scholar Athlete and was named to the San Diego WDNT team as a junior. She was also a two-time team MVP of her Pacific Falcons club squad that claimed the 2011 Bay Area Bonanza Championship.
IN THE CLASSROOM: Soenksen is an open option major.
PERSONAL: Paige "Sunny" Soenksen was born on September 12, 1995 to Dirk and Kathleen Soenksen. Her older sister Amy plays lacrosse at Hamilton College. Her older brother Eric plays lacrosse at California. Soenksen plays the saxophone and likes the music of Luke Bryan. She enjoys reading the Harry Potter books and watching movies like The Dark Knight. She's a fan of the San Diego Chargers and the Los Angeles Kings. She felt CU was a good overall fit, and took the opportunity to help build a program over going to other recruiters Harvard, Brown and Cal.