CU soccer adds transfer goalkeeper

Monarch High grad Dani Hansen joins Buffs from Washington

Colorado head women’s soccer coach Danny Sanchez announced on Monday the addition of goalkeeper Dani Hansen to the Buffaloes, giving the team a fourth competitor for the starting position as CU looks to replace the graduated Jalen Tompkins in 2021.

Hansen joins CU as a transfer player from Washington.

The addition of Hansen means Colorado will have four goalkeepers on its roster, heading into the start of fall training that is set to begin on Saturday. Hansen joins redshirt freshmen Megan Short and Emma Miller and fellow newcomer freshman Rachael Black.

“Dani is a player we recruited heavily coming out of high school and we are very happy she has made her way back to Boulder, Sanchez commented. “She has some solid college experience in the Pac-12 and will fit in nicely with our goalkeeper competition this year.”

Hansen, a 2017 Monarch High School graduate, made her collegiate debut for Washington in the second half of UW’s 5-0 win over Seattle in 2018. She started six matches for the Huskies in 2019, posting a 2-2-2 record. Hansen did not allow a goal for the first 256 minutes of the 2019 season and totaled shutouts against Portland, Seattle and Denver. She made 17 saves in seven games and posted a .739 save percentage.

Hansen returns to her home state, having played with the Colorado ODP travel team before headed to the Pacific Northwest. She was named to the Region IV ODP All-Tournament Team and took part in the National id2 Training Camp and ECNL National Training Camp. Hansen helped backstop her Real Colorado club team to the ECNL finals in 2015 and 2016 and won the NPL championship in 2013.