6 Katie Thyken  
Katie Thyken

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Eden Prairie, Minn.

High School:
Eden Prairie HS

Height:
5-4

Position:
Midfielder

Experience:
High School


10/31/2014

Thyken Named Academic All-District Honree

Senior Katie Thyken earns Academic All-District VI

10/30/2014

Gophers to Close Regular Season

Minnesota travels to Northwestern to conclude the 2014 regular season

10/24/2014

Gophers Shutout Terps, 1-0

Senior Katie Thyken scores her first goal of the season to lift Gophers over Terps

10/23/2014

Gophers Gear Up for Final Homestand

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

10/18/2014

Gopher Spotlight: Tarah Hobbs

GopherSports.com caught up with sophomore goalkeeper Tarah Hobbs

10/30/2013

Gophers Beat Purdue 2-1

Katie Thyken scored twice as Minnesota beat Purdue in West Lafayette.

09/12/2013

Gophers Prevail in OT

The Golden Gophers improved to 6-0 with a 2-1 overtime win against Ole Miss.

09/08/2013

Gophers vs Ole Miss

Women's Soccer Action

11/29/2012

Katie Thyken

Katie Thyken

2014 SEASON:18gp, 1g, 1a, 3pts, 24sh, 7sog
CAREER:73gp, 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 eighteengames 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 thevictory over Illinois (10/12) • Scored first goal of the season in the shutout victory over Maryland (10/24).

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).

HIGH SCHOOL:
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.

PERSONAL:
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.