It likely failed to quell the disappointment of being left out of the NCAA Tournament following a record-setting regular season, but three Colorado soccer players earned All-Pac-12 Conference honors on Wednesday.
That group was led by junior midfielder Taylor Kornieck, the Buffs’ lone representative on the All-Pac-12 first team. Kornieck finished with 28 points, which ties the third-most in program history, on nine goals and 10 assists. Those 10 assists topped Kathryn Grandinetti’s previous CU record of nine set in 2003.
It was the second first-team All-Pac-12 honor for Kornieck, who also earned the feat as a freshman. She was a second team all-league selection a year ago, and Kornieck finished her junior season with 72 points, the fourth-best total in CU history. She is set to begin her senior season within reach of Nikki Marshall’s career record of 93 points.
Senior forward Jorian Baucom was named to the All-Pac-12 second team, while junior goalkeeper JJ Tompkins earned a spot on the third team.
Baucom played a key role in the Buffs’ record-setting 47-goal season, leading the team with 12 goals and 30 points. Baucom, who played just one season with the Buffs after transferring from LSU, is one of just three CU players to score 12 goals in a season and one of only two to post 30 points.
Baucom was a first team All-SEC selection as a sophomore at LSU in 2015.
Tompkins’ final numbers fell just short of the record-setting pace she put together in 2017, yet it nonetheless was another stellar season in net for the fourth-year junior. Tompkins shared the Pac-12 lead with a save percentage of .851, and she now is the owner of three of the top four single season save percentage totals in team history (a record .882 last year and .855 in 2016).
Tompkins also was a third team All-Pac-12 selection in 2017.