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Decorated CU seniors Kornieck, Tompkins receive regional soccer honors

Cliff Grassmick/Staff Photographer
BOULDER, CO – August 3, 2019: Jalen Tompkins, of CU, soccer, during Fall sports media day. (photo by Cliff Grassmick/Staff Photographer)

After helping the Colorado soccer team back to the NCAA Tournament in 2019, seniors Taylor Kornieck and Jalen Tompkins were rewarded with regional player honors from the United Soccer Coaches association on Monday.

Kornieck was selected as an All-Pacific Region first team forward, while Tompkins was honored as a second-team goalkeeper

Kornieck earned her third first-team selection after finishing the year with a career-high 30 points. She scored a career-high 12 goals and currently ranks seventh in the NCAA with five shots per game. She was tied for the nation’s lead with a perfect showing from the penalty spot, going 4-for-4 this season. Kornieck had four game-winning goals in 2019 and five multi-point matches. Kornieck averaged 1.36 points per game, ranking fourth in CU history.

Kornieck became the first player in school history to surpass 100 career points, finishing with 102.

Tompkins, from Phoenix, posted 12 wins in net this season for the Buffs. She made a career-high 101 saves and totaled eight solo shutouts. Tompkins, playing her first season as the full-time starter, ranks fifth in the NCAA with more than 2,046 minutes played. She finished the season with 1.19 goals-against average and a.789 save percentage.

Her career includes being the all-time program leader in wins (49), saves (369) and save percentage (.841). She also played the most games as a goalie (85) and started the most games in net (82). Her career .90 goals-against average ranks second and her 4.34 saves per game ranks third.