Women's Soccer


Makenzie  Bothner
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Makenzie Bothner


Park City, Utah

High School:
Park City H.S.



Club Team:
Black Diamond Soccer Club


Denver Clinches Spot in Summit League Tournament

Pioneers get five goals from five different goal scorers on Senior Day

Honors and Awards:
Summit League Defensive Player of the Year (2016)…First Team All-Summit League (2016 and 2017)...Summit League Defensive Player of the Week (9/15/14)...2014 Summit League All-Newcomer Team.

Played in 77 matches in her career, starting 74 of them…Scored in her freshman season against Iowa State…Finished with seven career assists, including four in her junior year.

Co-captain with Mary DeWalt…Played and started in all 21 matches for the Crimson and Gold, seeing 1901 minutes of action at outside back… Played on a back line that allowed just 106 shots on goal in 2017, the fewest shots on goal per game allowed in the Summit League…Played on a back-four that allowed the third-fewest goals in league play this season.

Played and started in all 19 matches for Denver, tallying four assists for the Crimson and Gold…Played every minute this season except for 11 in Denver’s win at Western Illinois and 25 in Denver’s draw at North Dakota State…Assisted Dancy’s game-winner in the Pioneers’ win over Northern Colorado (Sept. 8)…Took four shots, putting two on goal…Played outside back for a Denver defense that allowed just four goals in Summit League play, the lowest total in the league this season.

Started in all 17 matches accumulating 1530 min, the second highest on the team...Tallied an assist in Denver's 2-1 win over Western Illinois (Oct. 23).

Summit League All-Newcomer Team selection...Played in all 20 matches, starting 17 of them at outside back, logging 1810 minutes...Scored a goal and tallied two assists for four points in her rookie campaign, including scoring the game-winning goal in Denver's 2-1 come-from-behind win over Iowa State (9/14).

Before Denver:
2013 Park City High School women's soccer MVP...2013 All-Tribune Team...2012 First Team All-State honoree...Member of her high school cross country team...

Born on Nov. 8, 1995 in Salt Lake City, Utah...Daughter of Kurt and Lori Bothner...Has one brother, Lucas, and one sister, Kelsey...Enjoys running...Chose DU because of the small school atmosphere, the academics and the location as well as the team chemistry, coaching staff and style of play...



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