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Sam Harder

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Centennial, Colo.

High School:
Arapahoe H.S.

Height:
5-4

Position:
Defender

Experience:
High School

Club Team:
Colorado Rush


08/10/2014

DU Women's Soccer vs. Air Force

Denver topped Air Force 1-0 in the Colorado Cup opener on Sunday morning

AWARDS AND HONORS:

  • Four-time All-Conference selection

  • 2014 First Team All-Summit League

  • Summit League Player of the Week (10/27/14)

  • 2013 All-Great Lakes Region Second Team Selection.

  • 2013 First Team All-Summit League Selection.

  • 2013 Preseason First Team All-Summit League Selection.

  • 2012 First Team All- WAC Selection.

  • WAC Defensive Player of the Week (9/10/12).

  • 2011 All-South Region Second Team honoree.

  • 2011 First Team All-SBC.

  • 2011 DU's Most Valuable Freshman.

  • Two-time College Sports Madness Summit League Defensive Player of the Year

CAREER:

  • Earned a senior-class high 86 CAPS, making 85 starts, and playing in 7666 (most in DU's DI history) minutes for the Crimson and Gold

  • Inked 24 career points from her centerback position, scoring six goals and distributing 12 assists

  • Finished her career with three game-winning goals as a centerback

  • Part of a senior class that finished the regular season as the 11th-winningest senior class in the nation

2014:

  • Started in all 20 matches for Denver, logging 1881 minutes in her final campaign

  • Tallied six points on a pair of goals and two assists, including one game-winning goal

  • Scored the game-winner against Oral Roberts (10/03) in Denver's Summit League opener

  • Ledthe Denver backline to eight shutouts

2013:

  • Started 21-of-21 games, leading the team with 1903 minutes.

  • Scored two goals, including the game-winner against UC-Santa Barbara (09/29/13).

  • Totaled three points with two goals and one assist.

  • Recorded 7-of-21 shots on goal for a .333 shots-on-goal percentage.

  • Helped the Pioneers back line to allow only 10 goals.

2012:

  • Led the team in minutes played with 2,160.

  • Started all 24 games as center back.

  • Tallied 4 points on 1 goal and 2 assists.

  • Scored the opening goal on a 25-yard free kick in Denver's 4-1 win over Colorado (9/7/12).

  • Assisted DiGiacomo's goal in the NCAA Tournament Second Round, a match that sent Denver to its first Sweet 16 in team history.

2011:

  • Started 20-of-21 games played in.

  • Assisted in 7 goals, ranking third in the SBC.

  • Season-high with 2 assists in a 3-2 win over Nebraska (8/25/11).

  • 3-of-7 assists created game-winning goals.

  • Tallied 1 game-winning goal against Middle Tennessee (9/23/11).

  • Led the team in minutes with 1,722.

  • Named SBC Academic Honor Roll.

BEFORE DENVER:

  • Played elite club soccer for 10 years with the Colorado Rush, captaining her side for six.
  • Three-year starter on Colorado Rush W-League Team

  • Competed in the ENCL for four years

  • Won 1 Region IV Championship in 2011 booking the team's first trip to Nationals.

  • Played in the 2011 National Championship match with the Rush.

  • Won 3 Club Colorado State Championships in 2009, 2010, and 2011

  • 2010 Super League Champions.

  • Ranked No. 6 overall in Red Bull National League.

  • Led her high school side to the 5A state title game

  • Two-Time First Team All-Colorado and All-State (2010, 2011)

  • Named First Team All-Conference in 2010.

  • Named Second Team All-Conference in 2008.

  • Selected as 2010 5A defensive MVP at Arapahoe H.S.

  • Member of the National Honor Society.

  • Graduated with high honors from Arapahoe H.S.

  • Volunteers with the Rush Thunder Program, with assists mentally and physically handicapped children who want to play soccer.

PERSONAL:

  • Born November 14, 1992 in Englewood, Colo.

  • Daughter of Zachary and Christine.

  • Has one sister, Ashlie.

  • Chose the University of Denver because she and the school hold the same values of high academics and athletes.

  • Hopes to become a part of the exercise science field as an athletic trainer.

  • Psychology Major.

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