Hannah Brandt, Jessica Flakne, Mathieu Froment, Michael Kroells, Lindsay Mable and Jessica Plant were named to this year's Capital One Academic All-District At-Large Team.
Senior Katie Thyken earns Academic All-District VI honors
Senior Katie Thyken scores her first goal of the season to lift Gophers over Terps
GopherSports.com caught up with sophomore goalkeeper Tarah Hobbs
Senior Taylor Wodnick scored the golden goal to lift the Gophers over Illinois
2014 SEASON: 21gp, 1g, 1a, 3pts, 24sh, 7sog
CAREER: 76gp, 16g, 13a, 45pts, 88sh, 47sog
2014 SENIOR SEASON:
Named to the Big Ten Preseason Players to Watch list One of four captains for the Gophers Started all twenty-one games for the Maroon and Gold this season Twenty-four shots with seven on target this season Three shots on the day, two on target during the OSU game (10/5) Tallied assist to Josee Stiever in the victory over Illinois (10/12) Scored first goal of the season in the shutout victory over Maryland (10/24) Named to the Capital One Academic All-District team for the third year in a row (10/31).
2013 JUNIOR SEASON:
Lead the team with 7 goals 3 assists Ending the season with a team best of 17 points 34 shots with 16 shots on goal NSCAA Scholar-Athlete Third Team Named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week during (10/28/13) Co-Captain during the 2013 season Named to the NCAA Division I Women's All-Great Lakes Region Second Team by the NSCAA Named to the Minnesota Gold Classic All-Tournament Team
2012 SOPHOMORE SEASON:
Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District Academic All-Big Ten Earned starting assignments in all 20 games for the Gophers Scored seven goals and had six assists on the season Scored two game-winning goals Finished second on the team with a total of 20 points and second on team with a .226 shot percentage Scored one unassisted goal in 2-3 loss to Florida State (8/17) Scored the lone goal against Western Kentucky in 1-0 win (9/3) Tallied one goal for the Gophers in the 1-2 loss to Ohio State (9/16) Had two assists in 3-2 win over Wisconsin (9/27).
2011 FRESHMAN SEASON:
Appeared in 15 games with seven starts in 2011 but missed six games throughout the season, due to an ongoing ankle injury Recorded five points (one goal, three assists) during the season Missed the Maryland (8/19) and South Dakota State (8/21) matches, due to an ankle injury Made collegiate debut at San Diego State (8/26) in a 2-1 loss Notched first career shot at UC Santa Barbara (8/28) in a 1-0 victory Did not play in four of the next five matches due to an ankle injury Tallied a career-high four shots in a 2-2 draw at Wisconsin (9/29) Made first career start at Illinois (10/14) in a 1-0 loss Notched first career goal, assist and point in a 3-1 home victory over Indiana (10/21) Had two assists in the 6-3 Senior Night win against Nebraska (10/28).
2010 ESPN Rise All-American Rounded out her high school career with an unbeaten senior season (20-0-1) as Eden Prairie earned the state title and finished the year ranked No. 1 in the nation Eden Prairie also captured the 2010 Lake Conference Championship and the section title Earned all-state and all-conference honors as a senior and was named to the 2010 All-Metro team and the 2010 all-tournament team Also named all-state honorable mention and all-conference as a junior and all-conference honorable mention as a sophomore High school team also captured the conference title in 2009 and was section champion and state finalist in 2008 Four-year letter winner for Eden Prairie's soccer team An AP Scholar with honor National Honor Society member also participated in Destination Imagination at Eden Prairie Also played club soccer for EPSC United 2010 Minnesota State Cup Champions Team also finished fourth in Premier MRL and was ranked No. 14 in the country A member of Minnesota ODP teams from 2004 through 2010 Competed in the Region 2 pool in 2008 and 2009 Played for coach Sean McKuras.
Daughter of Mike and Becky Thyken Father played hockey at St. Thomas Has an older brother, Steve Born Aug. 9, 1993 Chose Minnesota over Iowa, South Dakota State and M.I.T.
Beal Drafted By FC Kansas City
Golden Gopher Rashida Beal was selected by FC Kansas City in the 2017 NWSL Draft.
Four Gophers Entered in NWSL Draft
Minnesota's Rashida Beal, Tarah Hobbs, Simone Kolander and Josee Stiever are eligible for 2017 NWSA Draft.
Four Gophers Listed in Top 100 Rankings
Gophers Simone Kolander, Rashida Beal, Josee Stiever and Nikki Albrecht have been ranked in the 2016 Women's Division I Top 100 by TopDrawerSoccer.com.