CSU Women's Soccer Success On and Off Field
Coming off a record-setting 2017 on the filed, the he Colorado State women's soccer team has enjoyed success in fund-raising in 2018, turning a target goal of $5,000 in a RamFunder drive into raising $11,573 for the program's discretionary fund.
"Gaining support - both physically putting people on the sideline and establishing financial support for an Olympic sport like soccer - is a challenge," said coach Bill Hempen said. "What our program, specifically our student-athletes, has been able to accomplish through community involvement, while representing the university and program with integrity and sheer effort on and off the field, has shown brightly in the results of our RamFunder. We are grateful, humbled and honored to have such incredible supporters and we look forward to continuing our journey together."
The purpose of the RamFunder program was to provide aid in enhancing the new CSU Soccer Field or in funding general improvements. The Rams recently completed their first season at CSU Soccer Field, located adjacent to Moby Arena and CSU softball's Ram Field on Elizabeth and Shields Streets. CSU's inaugural match on that new pitch was on Aug. 18, 2017, a double-overtime draw against then-No. 25 Colorado.
In 2017, Colorado State recorded program bests in wins, ties, conference wins, conference ties, goals in a single season, goals in a single match, assists in a single season and assists in a single match. The Rams also had their first-ever all-conference selection in junior goalkeeper Hunter Peifer, and first CoSIDA Academic All-District selection in Janelle Stone. The Rams were also honored in 2017 with the United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award.
The Colorado State women's soccer team, which recently started its spring schedule, is set to return 21 letterwinners from last year's team.