Blake  Elder
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Blake Elder

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Fort Worth, Texas

High School:
Central High School

Last College:
Air Force

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 163

Position:
Forward

Club:
Solar Red '94


Honors and Awards:
2016 Summit League Second Team…College Soccer News National Team of the Week (9/19/16)…2016 Summit League Newcomer Team.

2016:
Played 24 matches, starting 13 of them, seeing action in 1,449 minutes…Scored seven goals and tallied two assists in the campaign…Scored a goal in each of Denver’s matches during its four-match homestand, the first player in Denver’s Division I history to score in four-consecutive matches…Netted game-winners against North Florida (9/17) and at Butler (10/10)…Distributed an assist to Shinyashiki in the Summit League Final against Omaha (11/12).

2015
Redshirted 

2014 (Air Force)
Played and started in all 18 matches, scoring a goal and tallying two assists for the Falcons…All four of his points came in the Falcons’ Western Athletic Conference games. 

2013 (Air Force)
Appeared in 18 games, started 16 ... Led team with four assists and tied for team lead with eight points ... Scored both of his goals and three of four assists in eight WAC games ... Led team with seven points in WAC games only ... Named WAC Offensive Player of the Week...Fourth on the team and led all freshmen with 1521 minutes played. 

Before Air Force
U.S. Soccer Academy:  Member of the USSF Solar Chelsea for two seasons ... helped team to fourth-place finish in the playoffs in 2012 ... played for coaches Adrian Solca and Kevin Smith.

Club: Played for Solar Red '94 team ... helped team to regional championship and fifth-place nationally in U-16 league ... team also captured CCSAI (Chamber Classic Soccer Alliance Inc.) grand championship and North Texas state championship.

High School: Three-year letterwinner in soccer ... also team MVP and district defensive player of the year as a junior ... second-team all-district as a sophomore ... team newcomer of the year as a freshman ... high school soccer coach was Dave Maher. 

Personal
Parents are Rick and Stephanie Elder ... has two siblings, Chandler and Madison ... Chose the University of Denver because he has friends that go here, and he aims to play professional soccer.