Big 12 Newcomer of the Week (Sept. 21)
Big 12 Newcomer of the Week (Sept. 28)
2011 Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention
2012 Collegesportsmadness.com All-Pac-12 Second Team
2012 Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention
(2012): Herzl found her stride at both ends of the pitch in her junior season. She
played in all 20 games, starting all but one, totaling 1,843 minutes. She
helped the Buffs defense to eight shutouts, including a record-setting three to
start the season. She took three shots, all on goal, and found the back of the
net with the game-winner in CU's defense-driven 3-0 victory over Arizona.
started nine of her 15 games played in 2011. She took four shots, two on goal,
in 943 minutes. Two of her shots came against the University of California. The
1-0 win over the Golden Bears on October 21 was the Buffaloes' first conference
victory in the Pac-12. Herzl allowed zero goals in her 7:09 spent as the
goalkeeper against the University of Utah on November 4.
FRESHMAN (2010): After making the spur-of-the-moment switch from defense, where
she's played all of her soccer career, to offense, Herzl's freshman campaign
got a lot more interesting. She switched positions during the game against
UCLA, and soon after Herzl became a hero when she scored the game-winner to
lift the Buffs over No. 10 UCLA 1-0 in double overtime. For a fitting encore,
Herzl did the exact same thing in the following game against No. 6 Texas
A&M when she scored the game-winner in overtime giving the Buffs their
first ever win (2-1) in College Station, Texas.
HIGH SCHOOL: She earned seven total letters at Heritage High School, three in
soccer and four in track & field. Heritage won its league championship all
three years and finished second in state in 2008. Her junior season she earned
first-team All-Continental League honors and as a freshman and senior was
Heritage's defensive MVP. She has been a member of the Colorado Storm Soccer
Academy since 2005 and won the Colorado State Cup four straight years from
2007-10 and were runners-up in 2005 and '06.
She was named the MVP of the State Cup in 2010. In track & field,
she ran the 800-meter relay with a personal best time of 2:24.
IN THE CLASSROOM: She is a communication major.
PERSONAL: Her full name is Elizabeth
Kristen Herzl. She was born on April 19, 1992 to Alfred and Cynthia Herzl of Littleton,
Colo. Her father played soccer and ran track & field at Lafayette College.
Her older sister, Carolina played soccer for Lenoir-Rhyne College, and her
older brother, Matthew, ran cross country and track & field at Colorado.
She also has a younger brother, William. Her uncle, Tom Clement, ran track
& field at Washington College (Md.), while another uncle, Sam Clement,
played football at Lafayette College. She was a partner for the Special
Olympics Unified Eagles basketball and she was a member of the women's select
jazz choir in 2009. Her hobbies include tennis, skiing, piano, scrap-booking