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Former CU soccer standouts JJ Tompkins, Sarah Kinzner to begin pro careers overseas

Tompkins headed to Norway, Kinzner to Hungary

Paul Aiken / Staff Photographer
Former CU Buffs goalie JJ Tompkins, the program’s all-time leader in save percentage and wins, will begin her pro career in Norway.

Two former standouts from the University of Colorado women’s soccer team are set to begin their professional careers in Europe.

Record-setting goalie JJ Tompkins and former teammate and 2019 graduate Sarah Kinzner both agreed to terms with foreign clubs this past week, with Tompkins joining Valerenga Fotball Damer in Norway and Kinzner signing with FTC Budapest in Hungary.

By the end of her senior season this past fall, Tompkins was the owner of several CU career records, including total saves (369), save percentage (.841), wins (49), starts (82), and games played by a goalie (85). Tompkins’ career goals-against average of .90 ranks second all-time.

Tompkins played on three NCAA Tournament teams with the Buffs and earned All-Pac-12 honors in all four of her seasons as a starter, earning a spot on the All-Freshman team as a rookie before landing consecutive All-Pac-12 third team honors. Tompkins was a second team All-Pac-12 selection as a senior last fall.

Kinzner, a native of Calgary who played in 82 games (80 starts) as a midfielder with the Buffs, has been training with Calgary Foothills FC over the past year since her CU career ended.