Kuhlmann, Hayward Receive Postseason Recognition
SAN FRANCISCO – Colorado's Civana Kuhlmann and Juliauna Hayward both earned postseason recognition from the Pac-12 Conference on Tuesday.
Kuhlmann was CU's lone All-Conference representative, earning First Team honors, while Hayward was an All-Freshman selection.
Kuhlmann wrapped up her only season in Boulder with career numbers. The Centennial, Colo., native, and Stanford transfer, put a bow on her season with her 12th goal of the season in CU's season-finale against Utah. Her 12 goals tied for the second-most in a season by a Buff, alongside Taylor Kornieck (2019), Jorian Baucom (2018 and Katie Griffin (2005). Kuhlmann also handed out a career-high six assists this season to finish with a career-best 30 points. The 30 points currently rank 15th in the NCAA and tie her with Kornieck (2019) and Baucom (2018) for the second most in a season in program history.
"We're obviously very pleased that Civana decided to join us for her senior year," head coach Danny Sanchez commented. "She immediately impacted us on and off the field and had a fantastic year. She had a lot to prove, battling back from her injuries and she proved it to the soccer world with her performance this year. We're excited about her professional soccer future."
Hayward played in 14 matches this season, missing the final six due to injury. The Broomfield, Colo., native started all 14 matches in her first season and finished sixth on the team with eight points (2 G, 4 A). Hayward picked up her first goal in CU's first match of the season, helping the Buffs to a 5-0 win over Weber State. She had a streak of three straight matches with an assist and blasted a rocket of a goal against Arizona State.
"Juliauna had a fantastic freshman year," Sanchez expressed. "She established herself as a starter and a key part of our attack from day one. We're disappointed that she missed the end of the season, but we're really excited about her future and what she can do for our program going forward."
Kuhlmann will shift her focus toward a professional career in the coming months, while Hayward will return for her sophomore season in 2023.