2 Simone Kolander  
Simone Kolander

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Lakeville, Minn.

High School:
Lakeville North HS

Height:
5-11

Position:
Forward/Midfielder


10/23/2014

Gophers Gear Up for Final Homestand

Minnesota to host Big Ten newcomers Maryland and No. 16 Rutgers

10/17/2014

Gophers to Face Off in Border Battle

Minnesota will host No. 15 Wisconsin on Saturday evening

10/12/2014

Wodnick Scores Golden Goal in 2OT

Senior Taylor Wodnick scored the golden goal to lift the Gophers over Illinois

10/11/2014

Minnesota to Face Illinois

The Gophers will battle Illinois live on the Big Ten Network

10/09/2014

Stainbrook Leads Gophers to 3-1 Victory

Taylor Stainbrook scores two goals to help lift Minnesota over Nebraska

09/08/2013

Gophers vs Ole Miss

Women's Soccer Action

2014 SEASON:16gp, 5g, 9a, 19pts, 47sh, 16sog
CAREER:
35gp, 5g, 14a, 24pts, 79sh, 26sog

2014 • SOPHOMORE YEAR:
Started each of the Gophers sixteengames • Scored two goals and tallied four assists (Set a Minnesota record for assists in a single match) during the Gophers 10-0 victory over Stetson • Assisted Ashley Pafko in Gophers lone goal during the Florida State Match (8/24) • Named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week (8/26) after 4 goal, 5 assist weekend for the Maroon and Gold • Scored third goal of the season during the Gophers 2-0 victory over SDSU • Scored fourth goal of the season during the Gophers double-overtime battle with Ole Miss (9/5) • Scored fifth goal of the season during the Purdue match (9/26) Leading the team in points, goals and assists this season • Tallied one assist during the Michigan match (9/12)
• Assisted Josee Stiever and Taylor Stainbrook for two of the three goals during the Nebraska match (10/9)• Assist to Taylor Wodnick during the Illinois match (10/12) to mark her 9th of the season• Joins Gopher soccer alumni - Taylor Uhl (2012), Nicole Lee (1998), Alison Rackley (1998) and Jennifer Walek (1993) in the Gopher record book for 9 assists within a single season.

2013 • FRESHMAN YEAR:
2 goals • Lead the team with 5 assists • 9 points • 30 shots with 10 shots on goalPlayed in all 20 games during the 2013 season.

HIGH SCHOOL:
Two-time Gatorade State Soccer Player of the Year finalist (2011, 2012) • Four-time All-Conference first team selection • Two-time Minnesota All-State First Team • Two-time Star Tribune All-Metro First Team • Two-time Pioneer Press All-Metro First Team • 2012 NSCAA High School All-Region Team • 2012 Eastbay Senior All-Star Classic MVP • 2012 Class AA Ms. Soccer Minnesota finalist • 2011 ESPNHS Girls Soccer State All-Star team • 2011 Star Tribune Metro Soccer Player of the Year • Two-time South Suburban Conference #1 ranked player (2012, 2011) • Two-time Class AA Minnesota State Tournament All-Tournament Team (2012, 2011) • 2012 Team MVP award • Three-time Team Offensive MVP (2011, 2010, 2009) • 2009 Team Rookie of the Year • 2012 KARE 11 Athlete of the Week • Two-time StarTribune Athlete of the Week (2012, 2011) • Helped her team to three state tournament appearances, three section championships (2009, 2011, 2012), and two conference championships (2011, 2012) • In 2012, guided Lakeville North HS to an 18-2-2 record and a third place finish at the Class AA State Tournament • Took fourth place in 2011 after being ranked the No. 1 team in Class AA • Was part of the only undefeated team in the 2011 regular season • Stands as Lakeville North's school record holder in career goals (66), career assists (52), single season goals (23) and single season assists (29) • Served as team captain in 2011 and 2012 • Four-time letterwinner in soccer and basketball • With basketball team, made three state tournament appearances and captures three section championships and two conference titles • 2010 Class AAAA State Champions • 2011 All-Conference First Team and Pioneer Press All-East Metro Team • 2010 All-Conference Honorable Mention • Also participated on the Lakeville North's track team, competing in the 200m, 4x200m, 400m, 4x400m, and triple jump events, helping the squad to a 2010 True Team Sectional Championship • Participated in multiple extracurricular activities, earning additional letters in track (1), DECA (3), and Choir (4) • AP and Honors student • Took three years of Advanced Marketing & DECA courses • Has competed and placed in District and State competitions for public speaking and sports marketing.

CLUB/ODP:
Played for Minnesota Thunder Academy • Played in Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) since its inception - (U15 through U18) • Took second place in Challenge B at the 2012 U17 ECNL National Championships • Two-time Minnesota State Cup Champions (2011, 2010) • 2010 ECNL Las Vegas Showcase Champions • Two-time Minnesota State Cup Finalists (2009, 2008) • Two-time participant at the Region II Championships • Member of the Minnesota Olympic Development Program from 2006 to 2010 • Member of the 2010 Minnesota '94 ODP team that was a semifinalist at ODP Region II Tournament.

PERSONAL:
Daughter of Natalie and Chad Kolander • Has two siblings, Austin and Drew • Born Dec. 29, 1994 • Plans to major in Business/Marketing/Management.