Men's Soccer


Karsten  Hanlin
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Karsten Hanlin

RS Senior

Centennial, Colo.

High School:
Cherry Creek High School

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 160


Colorado Rapids Academy

Honors and Awards:
2016 Summit League First Team…2016 Summit League All-Tournament Team…Summit League November, 2016 Male Athlete of the Month.

Earned 78 CAPS (third in Denver’s Division I history) and made 71 starts in his career, seeing 5,540 minutes of action. Finished with 43 career points (seventh) on 14 goals (seventh) and 15 assists (sixth), including seven game-winning goals (third) in his final two years with the Crimson and Gold…Converted four of five attempts from the penalty spot in his career.

Played in all 24 matches, starting 23 of them for Jamie Franks, seeing 1,830 minutes of action as an attacking mid and Denver’s primary set piece taker…Netted five goals and tallied eight assists on the season for 18 points…Scored the game-winner at UIC (9/4), against Western Illinois (10/15) and in the Summit League Semifinal against Western Illinois (11/10). NCAA RANKINGS: 109th in Points (18), 66th in assists per game (0.33) and 25th in total assists (8).

Started all 19 matches… Tied for the team leader in goals with five, led the team in points with 14 and led the team with four game winning goals… Scored game winning goals against South Florida (9/29), Gonzaga (10/5), Omaha (10/17), and Oral Roberts (11/14)…Tallied four assists...Netted free kicks against Utah Valley (9.20), South Florida (9/29) and Oral Roberts (11/14), and a penalty kick against Gonzaga (10/5). NCAA RANKINGS: 24th in the country in game-winning goals with four.

Started 13 of the 17 games he appeared in posting1,261 minutes...Scored the first goal of the Pioneers 2014 campaign against Cal State Northridge on August 29th...Goal versus Oral Roberts on September 27th put the finishing touches on a 4-0 victory...Collected assists against San Diego State, IPFW and UIC. The assist against UIC, on a goal by Kosta Kordistos, was the lone tally in a 1-0 win on October 10th.

Played 18 of Denver's 20 games, starting 16...Recorded four points off two goals...Put over half his shots on goal (6-of-11)...Scored goal against IUPUI in The Summit League semifinals (Nov. 15).


Sat out as a redshirt.

Before Denver:
Attended Cheery Creek High School...Named 2011 Preseason All-American and 2011 Colorado ESPN Rise All-State Starting XI...Won the Colorado 5A State Championship in 2010...Named 5A All-State First Team in 2010 and 2011, and honorable mention in 2009...Earned All-Centennial League First Team honors 2009-11...Named to High School Soccer All-American game in 2011...
Played for Colorado Rapids Development Academy...Also played for the Colorado Storm...Selected for the U17 MLS Cup in 2010...Listed on the Colorado Rapids Regional Watch List...Reached the State Cup Semifinal in 2008 and 2009, and won the State Cup in 2006 and 2007 with the Colorado Storm.


Born December 13, 1993, in Denver, Colo...Son of Joe and Karen Hanlin...Has two brothers, Jacob and Larson and one sister, Kaycie...Chose Denver because of the great soccer, great coaching staff, location and its great business school...Enjoys skiing, swimming, playing guitar and participating in his youth group...Hopes to one day play professional soccer...Undecided major...Also considered Cal Poly, Santa Clara, Point Loma, George Mason and San Diego University.

"Karsten is a very versatile player who will fit in quickly at the college level. His ability to play on the attacking side of the ball combined with his willingness to win it back when his team doesn't have it will help him find a consistent place in the lineup. We are excited to watch his progress over the next four years at DU."



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