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Cristiana  Behnken
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Cristiana Behnken

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Ogden, Utah

High School:
St. Joseph Catholic H.S.

Height:
5-7

Position:
Defender

Birthdate:
10/26/1996

Club:
La Roca Premier


Honors and Awards:
2015 Summit League All-Freshman Team

2016:
Battled injuries throughout the season, playing in 11 games and starting four, seeing 497 minutes of action…Played in six Summit League regular season games as part of a Denver defense that allowed just four goals in league play, the lowest total in the league this season.

2015:
Made 17 appearances, starting 16 matches...Fourth on the team in minutes with 1488.

Before Denver:
Played 12 seasons of club soccer for La Roca Premier...State Cup champions in her last four seasons, while also winning the Santiago Cup (2015), Albion Cup (2010), Rush Pikers Peak National Cup (2009), Disney Showcase (2013) and the Presidentrs Cup (2013)...Played four seasons as a centerback for St. Joseph Catholic High School...Finished as the state runner up in 2011 and 2012...Earned All-State Honorable Mention as a freshman, scoring seven goals as a defender...Team MVP in 2013...All-Area State Team in 2013 and 2014...2013 Tennis Doubles State Champion.

Personal:
Born on Oct. 26, 1996 in Vancouver, Wash...Daughter of William and Alicia Behnken...Has two siblings, Natalia and Jacob...Enjoys tennis, pickle ball and skiing...Chose DU because it is a University that will challenge her both inside and outside the classroom, and allow her to grow academically and personally.

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