Seniors Danica Evans and Morgan Stanton earned Offensive and Defensive Most Valuable Player awards, respectively, and freshman Taylor Kornieck was the Newcomer Award recipient at the Colorado women's soccer team's 2016 awards banquet Saturday night in the Bryon R. White Club at Folsom Field.
Other winners were senior Kenzie Tillitt, who took home the Herbst Academic honor, and junior Courtney Fedor, who was the Sports Performance Award recipient.
A complete list of the award winners is included below.
Colorado celebrated its 20th season as a Division I program this school year and made it count, finishing 15-6-1 overall and 8-2-1 in the Pac-12. The Buffs reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
"We talked about how this was a bounce back season," said Colorado head coach Danny Sanchez. "This year for me personally was awesome and I want to thank the team for their commitment to the team this season. Early in the season we dropped three straight and we could have packed up shop, but we didn't and myself and the coaching staff couldn't be more proud of this group."
2016 Award Recipients
Herbst Academic Award: Senior Kenzie Tillitt
Sports Performance Award: Junior Courtney Fedor
Newcomer Award: Freshman Taylor Kornieck
Defensive Most Valuable Player: Senior Morgan Stanton
Offensive Most Valuable Player: Senior Danica Evans
First-Year Letterwinners: Freshman Kelsey Aaknes; Sophomore Megan Massey; Sophomore Isobel Dalton; Freshman Jalen Tompkins; Kornieck; Freshman Camilla Shymka
Second-Year Letterwinners: Sophomore Alex Vidger; Sophomore Erin Greening; Sophomore Scout Watson; Sophomore Sarah Kinzner; Sophomore Stephanie Zuniga; Sophomore Nancy Best; Evans
Third-Year Letterwinners: Junior Joss Orejel; Stanton; Fedor
Fourth-Year Letterwinners: Senior Mikaela Kraus; Tillitt