CU women’s soccer garners more individual honors with Kornieck’s USC All-America nod

After finishing second on the Colorado women’s soccer team with 28 points in 2018, Buffs junior Taylor Kornieck was named second-team All-America by the United Soccer Coaches (USC) on Thursday, making her the school’s second student-athlete to receive the honor from the organization and the first All-American for the Buffaloes since 2006.

Kornieck joins Fran Munnelly as the only other Colorado student-athlete to earn All-America honors from the USC. Munnelly earned second and third-team selections in her tenure as a Buff in 2004 and 2005. Nikki Marshall was a 2006 fourth-team Soccer Buzz Online All-American.

“Taylor came to Colorado to make an impact and she has done just that,” head coach Danny Sanchez said. “This recognition is a reflection of our team’s success and her personal drive to be the best. We are excited for her, but more excited to see what she can do as she leads us in her senior year.”

Kornieck, a Henderson, Nev., native, missed four matches to injury but still managed to finish with .63 assists per game, currently seventh in the NCAA. She set the CU record for assists in 2018 and became the first Buffalo to reach double-digits with 10 overall.

The 6-1 forward scored nine goals in her 16 starts, tallying two multi-goal games. Kornieck was also among the top offensive players in the nation this season, totaling school record 1.75 points per game (11th NCAA).

Kornieck jumped up the record lists at Colorado this season. She leads the Buffs with 1.20 points per game in her three seasons. Kornieck moved into second, averaging .45 goals per game and is fourth in points (72), fourth in goals (27) and third in assists (18).

This is just the latest postseason honor for Kornieck. She was also a first-team All-Pac-12 selection and a first-team All-Pacific Region honoree.