BOULDER – Danny Sanchez has added four transfer student-athletes to the University of Colorado soccer roster, bringing the additions to the 2014 roster to 10 total.
“We are very excited to add these four student-athletes to our university and soccer program,” coach Sanchez said. “They all come from very good programs that participated in the 2013 NCAA tournament. They have vast experience, not only at the highest levels of NCAA soccer, but also internationally. Three of them are already enrolled and participating in spring workouts, which is great for them and the team. Although we lost four very good impact senior starters from last year’s Sweet 16 team, we feel these players, along with our six incoming freshmen, will continue to move the program forward.”
The group includes two midfielders, one defender and one goalkeeper. Two players will begin their sophomore season in 2014, while two will enter their junior years.
Madi Hall and Morgan Stanton both hail from Lakewood, Colo. and played their club ball with the prestigious Colorado Rush. Hall, a defender, spent her freshman season at Portland, and Stanton, a midfielder, played at Santa Clara as a freshman.
Kahlia Hogg becomes just the second Buff to come out of Australia. The Campbell, ACT, Australia native played two seasons as a midfielder at Florida State. Seattle native Kate Scheele played with Crossfire Premier before coming to the Centennial State to play for Colorado College. By her sophomore season, Scheele had become CC’s primary goalkeeper.
Madi Hall, Defender
5-7, Lakewood, Colo. (D’Evelyn)
Club: Colorado Rush
Previous School: Portland
COACH SANCHEZ ON HALL: “Madi is transferring in from the University of Portland. She is a back that can play centrally or wide and has experience in a U.S. U-17 National Team Camp. Madi played her youth soccer with the Colorado Rush and has been a teammate with Morgan Stanton for years. She is enrolled and is working out with the team now. We are very excited that Madi decided to come back home and be a Buff.”
FRESHMAN (2013 at PORTLAND): Hall played nine games and got two starts, playing 255 minutes as a freshman at Portland. She netted one goal off three shots. Her goal helped the Pilots get the early lead over Wyoming, a game the Pilots would win 4-2.
HIGH SCHOOL: Hall was a three-year letter-winner at D’Evelyn. As a freshman, she was an All-Jefferson County honorable mention. As the team captain her senior year, Hall received first-team All-State honors and was named the JeffCo MVP. She earned All-American status in 2012. A longtime captain of the Colorado Rush, Hall helped the club to state championships in 2009 and ’11, a ninth place finish at the 2012 ECNL Nationals and a runner-up finish at nationals in 2013. Hall was a member of the state ODP team every year she was eligible, and was a member of the Region IV team in 2010 and ’11. Hall was invited to the id2 Regional and National Camp three times from 2009-11 and to the U.S. National Camp in 2011.
IN THE CLASSROOM: Hall majors in business.
PERSONAL: Madison Nicole Hall was born on February 5, 1995 to parents Dave and Diana Hall. Hall has three older siblings: Jake and Rachelle Harmon and Whitney Hall. Hall’s father Dave played baseball at CU, and her cousin, Taylor, played soccer at Gonzaga. Hall was a member of the National Honor Society and the Interact club at D’Evelyn. After graduation, she hopes to become an athletic director. She loves dogs. Hall says she chose CU because it’s a beautiful school in a great location and the team is excellent.
Kahlia Hogg, Midfielder
5-6, Campbell, Australian Capital Territory, Australia (Merici College)
Club: Canberra United
Previous School: Florida State
COACH SANCHEZ ON HOGG: “Kahlia has joined us from Florida State and is currently enrolled at CU. Kahlia has vast experiences with the Australian Young Matildas (youth national teams) and played for the National Championship this past fall with FSU. She can play anywhere in the midfield or as a wide back. Kahlia is a tremendous student that was really drawn to our nationally ranked engineering department.”
SOPHOMORE (2013 at FLORIDA STATE): Hogg appeared in eight games, playing double digits in five. She saw action in three of FSU’s six NCAA Tournament games, playing against South Alabama, Colorado and Boston College.
FRESHMAN (2012 at FLORIDA STATE): Hogg saw minutes in 10 games and made two starts. She made her collegiate debut in FSU’s 1-0 victory over then-No. 22 Florida. She made her first start in the next game, taking three shots against the College of Charleston. Hogg played a season-high 66 minutes against Jackson State, hitting a shot on goal as FSU won 5-0. Against Clemson, Hogg added an assist in the 86th minute, helping the Seminoles to a 7-0 victory. Hogg made her second start in the semifinals of the ACC Tournament, and saw action in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Hogg earned a spot on the ACC Academic Honor Roll, the fall 2012 Dean’s List and the Spring 2013 President’s List.
HIGH SCHOOL: Hogg garnered national attention as a standout in her homeland of Australia. She played three seasons with Canberra United in the Westfield W-League, earning the Rising Star award following the 2009-10 season. She also was a member of the Chelsea U-14 Centre of Excellence team in England from 2006-08 and participated in the ACT Academy of Sport from 2008-11. Hogg was a member of the U-17 and U-20 Australian National Teams and was presented with the Pierre de Coubertin Award by the Australian Olympic Committee.
IN THE CLASSROOM: Hogg majors in mechanical engineering.
PERSONAL: Kahlia Hogg was born on December 9, 1993 to parents Steve and Andrea Hogg. She has a younger brother, Lachlan, and a younger sister, Teaghan. Her father Steve played soccer for the Australian Men’s National Team, the Socceroos. Hogg enjoys mountain biking, skiing, running, reading and listening to music. She has lived in five different countries: Australia, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea and the United States. Hogg chose Colorado because of the great coaching staff and world-class university.
Kate Scheele, Goalkeeper
5-8, Seattle, Wash. (Roosevelt)
Club: Crossfire Premier ECNL
Previous School: Colorado College
COACH SANCHEZ ON SCHEELE: “Kate will add great experience and depth to our goalkeeper competition next fall. She was first-team All-Conference USA and the Conference USA Tournament Defensive MVP as Colorado College won both the regular season and tournament championships in 2013. Kate played her club ball with Crossfire Premier out of Seattle. She is a great addition for the Buffs.”
SOPHOMORE (2013 at COLORADO COLLLEGE): Scheele had a standout season as a sophomore at CC. She helped the squad to Conference USA regular season and tournament championships. She was named to the CUSA First Team and earned conference defensive player of the week and CUSA Tournament Most Valuable Defensive Player honors. Scheele started all 22 of CC’s games, spending just under 2000 minutes in the net and posting a 15-4-3 record. The Tigers dropped three of their first five games (two of which were against ranked opponents), but didn’t lose again until the end of conference play, helping them advance to the NCAA Tournament, where they fell in the first round to Duke in a shootout. Scheele improved in every area of play in her second year, allowing just 17 goals, for a goals-against average of 0.77, while grabbing 74 saves (and posting an .813 save percentage) and helping shut out a total of 13 opponents.
FRESHMAN (2012 at COLORADO COLLEGE): As a freshman, Scheele started 10 of her 12 games played, including the first five games of the season. She recorded four shutouts in 2012 and became the first CC freshman since 2005 to record back-to-back shutouts (against in-state rivals Denver and Colorado) to begin her career. She posted a 4-2-4 record, including a 2-2-1 mark in Conference USA play, helping the Tigers to the regular season title. Scheele made a season-high 10 saves at No. 5 BYU. At season’s end, she ranked in CUSA’s top 10 with four shutouts, a .333 shutouts per game average, a .790 save percentage and a 4.08 saves per game average.
HIGH SCHOOL: During her prep career, Scheele stood out both athletically and academically. At Roosevelt, Scheele was on honor roll for three years and earned an AP Scholar Award in 2012. With Crossfire Premier ECNL, Scheele helped her club to the regional finals in 2009 and semifinals in 2010. In 2011, she led Crossfire to the Washington State Championship and the ECNL finals, helping her to a spot on the ECNL National Showcase Event Series All-Event Team in San Antonio. The following year, she earned a spot on the All-Event Team in San Diego. Scheele also shined as a member of the Washington State ODP team from 2007-10. During each of those four years, she also attended the Region IV camp. She was invited to the U.S. U-18 National Team training camp in 2012. Scheele was also a member of the W-League player pools for both the Seattle Sounders in 2012 and the Colorado Rapids in 2013.
IN THE CLASSROOM: Scheele is a history major.
PERSONAL: Kathryn Scheele was born on August 6, 1994 in Walla Walla, Washington. Her parents Leonard and Suzanne Scheele are both retired doctors of medicine. Her mother, who played water polo at Harvard, also works as a biomedical researcher. Scheele’s father was a professional cyclist. Her brother Steve wrestled for Stanford and currently attends the University of Michigan Law School. When not playing soccer, she enjoys baking, reading, drawing and hiking. After graduation, she hopes to become a history teacher or pursue a career in foreign affairs. Scheele is bilingual, fluently speaking English and Spanish, and volunteered as an ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher’s assistant. Scheele chose Colorado because she loves the atmosphere and support for student-athletes. She calls it an honor to be part of the legacy the dedicated players and coaches at Colorado are creating.
Morgan Stanton, Midfielder
5-1, Lakewood, Colo. (Bear Creek)
Club: Colorado Rush
Previous School: Santa Clara
COACH SANCHEZ ON STANTON: “Morgan is a very technical midfielder who played her club soccer with Madi Hall and the Colorado Rush. She is transferring in from Santa Clara. Morgan played with the USA at the 2012 U-17 World Cup in Azerbaijan where she scored one goal in two appearances. It is great to get Morgan back to Colorado.”
FRESHMAN (2013 at SANTA CLARA): Stanton saw action in seven of the Broncos’ games. Her one shot, taken in Santa Clara’s 1-0 overtime victory over Fresno State, was on goal.
HIGH SCHOOL: Stanton played one year of soccer at Bear Creek, earning first-team All-Conference honors as a sophomore, but chose to focus her attention primarily on her club team, Colorado Rush. The captain of her U-11 to U-18 teams, Stanton helped the club to a U-18 ECNL finalist spot. She was also a W-League member from U-14 through U-18. She was named an NSCAA Youth All-American in 2012 and ’13. Stanton was a member of the U-13-U-15 State and Regional ODP teams. In the U.S. National Team Pool from U-14 to U-20, Stanton was a member of the U-17 World Cup team, scoring a goal against Gambia. Stanton ranked 23rd in the Top Drawer Soccer IMG Academy 150, also ranking fifth in the Rocky Mountain and Southwest Region and eighth amongst midfielders.
IN THE CLASSROOM: Stanton is currently an open option major.
PERSONAL: Morgan Danielle Stanton was born on February 4, 1995. Her parents are Dan and Renee Stanton, a business owner and a customer service manager, respectively. She has a younger sister, Julia. She enjoys playing with her dogs and hanging out with family and friends. She volunteered with the Rush REACH program. Though she has lived in Colorado her whole life, and traveled to many other countries around the world, she has never skied or snowboarded. Stanton chose Colorado to be closer to home and to attend a beautiful school.