Men's Soccer


Blake  Elder
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Blake Elder

RS Senior

Fort Worth, Texas

High School:
Central High School

Last College:
Air Force

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 163


Solar Red '94

Honors and Awards:
2017 Summit League All-Tournament Team...2016 and 2017 Summit League Second Team…College Soccer News National Team of the Week (9/19/16)…2016 Summit League Newcomer Team.

Denver Career:
Made 43 appearances and 31 starts in his two-year Pioneer career following his transfer from Air Force…Scored nine goals and tallied two assists in his 2768 minutes of action…Finished his DU career with four game-winning goals, two in each season.  

Played in 19 matches, starting 18 of them and seeing 1319 minutes of action in Denver’s attack…Scored the game-winning goal in Denver’s 1-0 win in the Summit League Semifinals against Eastern Illinois…Scored the game-winner in the season opener against Florida Gulf Coast.

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).


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. 

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.



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