Josee Stiever scores two goals to lift the Gophers over Rutgers
Taylor Wodnick scores the Gophers lone goal in 4-1 loss to Wisconsin
Senior Taylor Wodnick scored the golden goal to lift the Gophers over Illinois
One-year veterans and fresh faces steal the Minnesota soccer spotlight
An own goal decides the game for the Gophers who fall to No. 7 Penn State
CAREER: 46gp, 4g, 7a, 13pts, 29sh, 16sog
2015 • JUNIOR YEAR
Earned a goal unassisted in Minnesota’s win vs. Omaha (09/13/2015) • Assisted Burnett's game-winning goal against Stephen F. Austin (08/28/2015).
Played in the W-League with the Dayton Dutch Lions.
2014 • SOPHOMORE YEAR
2014 SEASON: 20gp, 2g, 4a, 8pts, 12sh, 6sog
Started all twenty-one of the Gophers' games this season as a defender • Scored lone goal in the Gophers 4-1 loss to Florida State (8/24) • Twelve shots on the season, six on target • Assist to Josee Stiever in the overtime victory against Michigan State (9/14) • Scored equilizer, her second of the season in comeback victory over Indiana (9/28) • Named Big Ten Conference Defensive Player of the Week (9/29) • Credited with both assists to Josee Stiever's goals in the shutout victory over Rutgers (10/26).
2013 • FRESHMAN YEAR
2013 SEASON: 20gp, 1g, 2a, 4pts, 14sh, 9sog
1 goal • 2 assists • 4 points • 14 shots with 9 shots on goal • Scored game winner against LSU on September 6, 2013 • Played in all 20 games during the 2013 season.
Part of a team that claimed section championships in 2011 and 2012 • Took fourth place at the 2012 state tournament • All-Conference and All-State in 2012 • Most Valuable Defender • Most Valuable Player • All-Region • All-Tournament Team • All-American nominee • Four-time letterwinner in soccer • Also a four-time letterwinner in track and field • Honor roll student.
Played for Minnesota Thunder Academy • Helped team take second place in the B Flight at the 2012 National Tournament • Member of the state championship team in 2010 • Participated in the Minnesota Olympic Development Program in 2009 as part of the regional and state teams.
Daughter of Debora and Jay Pafko • Has four siblings: Andrew, Jessica, Alexandra, and Jason • Born March 16, 1995 • Plans to major in Communications.
Freshman Spotlight: Nikki Albrecht
Incoming freshman Nikki Albrecht joins the Gophers from Cedarburg, Wisconsin.
BTN Soccer Schedule Released
Gopher soccer will have three conference games broadcast on the Big Ten Network this season.
Alum Parkhill Signs with FC Kansas City
Former Gophers goalkeeper Cat Parkhill has signed a contract with FC Kansas City of the National Women’s Soccer League.