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Amy Barczuk
Player Profile:
Amy Barczuk 679549
Position: Midfielder
Height: 5'10"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Centennial, Colo.
High School: Arapahoe
Experience: 3 Letters

2009 Big 12 All-Newcomer Team

2009 Second Team All-Big 12

Gonzaga University All-Tournament Team

CS360 Primetime Performer of the Week (Nov. 1)

2010 Big 12 All-Academic First Team

2011 Pac-12 Honorable Mention

2011 Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention

2011 Under-23 National Training Camp Selection

Under-23 USWNT Pool

DU Invitational All-Tournament Team

2012 All-Pac-12 Second Team

2012 Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention

2012 NSCAA All-Pacific Region Third Team

NWSL Second Round Draft Pick

SENIOR (2012): Barczuk rounded out her career as a Buff with a stellar senior campaign. In her final season, the team-elected captain broke numerous records. She became one of only eight players in CU soccer history to have started at least 76 of 78 games played. She joined Fran and Laura Munnelly and Melissa Cartmell as the only Buffs to have played in every one of the team's games during their four year tenure at CU. Her 76 starts and 78 games played rank her ninth and 12th on CU's all-time list. She also ranks sixth with 6,849 minutes played. Barczuk netted four goals and contributed one assist as a senior, ranking second on the team in goals, points and shots on goal (17 off 32 shots). She also improved to 11th all-time with 124 shots attempted in her career. Barczuk scored her first goal of the season in the Buffs' first true road test, heading the ball off a corner kick to put CU on the board in its 2-2 tie against Northwestern. Her assist helped even the score in the Buffs' Pac-12 home-opener against Washington, though the Buffs fell 2-1 in an overtime heartbreaker. Barczuk connected off another corner set piece for her second goal, in another close overtime defeat against California (3-2). She showed her true strength as a leader, scoring two more goals in her final road trips. The Buffs faced another overtime opportunity, tied at zero at Southern California, and this time they capitalized as Barczuk slipped past the defense in the final five minutes of double overtime to score her first game-winner, give the Buffs their first ever Pac-12 road victory and earn CU Athlete of the Week honors. Just two games later, she scored again. After several touches, Barczuk found the back of the net against Arizona State in a hard-fought 2-1 double overtime defeat.

JUNIOR (2011): Barczuk started all 19 games, totaling 1,553 minutes, ranking just behind Kate Russell for most minutes played. She ranked third on CU's season list of shots and shots on goal, with 34 and 13 respectively. She had a career-high three goals and seven points during the season. Two of her goals came in back-to-back games against Auburn (2-2) and California State University Bakersfield (2-1, off a penalty kick). That week's performance earned her CU Athlete of the Week honors. Her one assist of the season came in the team's first game, a 5-0 win against Colorado College.

SOPHOMORE (2010): She found her role as one of CU's leaders on the field during her second season in Boulder. She played in all 20 of Colorado's matches logging 18 starts playing a whopping 1,822 minutes, Kate Russell was the only other Buff to see more minutes in 2010. Barczuk finished the season with five points off two goals and an assist while tying Russell with the most shots attempted (41). Her two goals of the season came in consecutive home wins against Kansas (2-1) and Nebraska (2-1). Barczuk's assist was on CU's lone goal in the 2-1 loss at Oklahoma, a Russell score 2:44 into the contest. Her 41 shots ranks 10th on CU's offensive class list for sophomores.

FRESHMAN (2009): Barczuk was the only freshman to start all 19 of CU's games. She logged the second most minutes played with 1,607, and she scored one goal while attempting 16 shots on the season. She contributed one of the eight CU goals against St. Mary's when she was on the receiving end of a corner kick for the seventh goal in the 8-1 win over the Gaels. Barczuk's stellar freshman season performance was rewarded with spots on the 2009 All-Big 12 Conference second team and the Big 12 All-Newcomer Team.

HIGH SCHOOL:  Barczuk lettered three years in soccer at Arapahoe High School.  She led her team to the state semifinals as a sophomore and senior, and to the quarterfinals as a junior.  Barczuk was named second-team All-League as a sophomore, and earned first-team All-league, 5A All-State and All-Colorado selections as a senior.  On the club side, Barczuk played for the Riverside Renegades and helped them to three State Cup Championships in 2003, '04 and '08, and they went on to the regional semifinals in 2004 and quarterfinals in 2009.  Despite her team dropping the State Cup final match in 2009, Barczuk was still crowned the State Cup MVP for the tournament.  From 2001-08, Barczuk and the Renegades compiled an impressive 210-45-41 record and were league champions (Premier I, Elite) nine out of 12 seasons.  Barczuk was also a member of the 2007 Colorado Olympic Development team, and she was selected for the 2007 Region IV pool and eventually landed a spot on the regional team.  Her Region IV team competed against three other regions at the 2008 Inter-Regional Camp, where she saw action on both the U-17 and U-19 teams.  A dual-sport athlete, Barczuk also excelled on the basketball court, lettering four years and wrapped up her prep career as a McDonald's All-American Finalist.  She was a three-time all-state honorable mention and first-team all-league selection, and was all-league second team as a freshman.  A heavily recruited athlete in both sports, Barczuk was recognized with the 2008 Sportswomen of Colorado "All-Around" Award. She was a member of the National Honor Society and was a first-team Academic All-State selection at AHS.

IN THE CLASSROOM: Barczuk is a business major at Colorado.

PERSONAL:  Amy Barczuk was born on October 28, 1990 and is the daughter of Mark and Lynn Barczuk of Centennial, Colo. She has one sister, Sarah. Her grandfather played basketball for the University of Detroit and her great uncle was a member of the Brooklyn Dodgers baseball team.  When she's not playing soccer, Barczuk enjoys traveling and playing basketball.