Former Colorado soccer star Nikki Marshall, shown in 2007, is CU’s all-time leader in scoring and enjoyed a five-year professional playing career
Former Colorado soccer star Nikki Marshall, shown in 2007, is CU's all-time leader in scoring and enjoyed a five-year professional playing career after graduation. (Cliff Grassmick / Staff Photographer)

University of Colorado alumna Nikki Marshall will join the Buffaloes as a volunteer assistant coach for the 2016 season, CU soccer coach Danny Sanchez announced.

Marshall is CU's all-time leader in scoring and enjoyed a five-year professional playing career after graduation.

"We are very excited that Nikki has become a part of our staff," Sanchez said. "She is passionate about CU and our soccer program. As our most decorated soccer alum, Nikki will be able to give our student-athletes a unique insight on what it takes to compete for and win championships."

Marshall played four seasons at Colorado (2006-09), amassing 42 goals and nine assists for 93 points. She holds the career records for goals and points, as well as shot attempts (261), game-winning goals (18) and goals per game (0.49).

Marshall graduated from CU in 2010 with a bachelor's degree in sociology.

"I could not be more excited that Danny and his staff have invited me to be part of this program," Marshall said. "CU has been a colossal piece of my journey as a player and a human being. I am looking forward to giving back to a program that has given me so much."

Following her time at CU, she achieved a five-year professional playing career.

Marshall also saw action for the United States in international competition for the U-20 team in 2007 and 2008, and the U-23 team in 2009. She was one of two members of the 2008 squad to play every minute of the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Chile, leading the U.S. to a championship.



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