HUNTINGTON, Ind. - It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for Huntington University sophomore soccer player Kaitlyn Dreman (Centennial, Colo.) as earlier this month she along with her Colorado Rapids Women teammates were crowned the U-20 North American Champions.
The Colorado Rapids Ladies Under 20’s team competed last week in the USL North American Championships in Bradenton Florida at the world renowned IMG Soccer Facilities where they came in as the underdogs and left as champions.
After knocking off Reading United, the top seed in the Mid Atlantic division, in the opening game, the Rapids went on to dominate Force Football Academy and defending champions Triangle FC in pool play to land a spot in the championship game where they outlasted heavy favorites DC United 1-0 to bring home gold.
For more information about their championship run, click here.
The Colorado Rapids Women compete in the Western Division of the United Soccer League’s National Women’s League. The 30-team competition features teams from the United States and Canada and attracts players from across the world.
As a freshman for the Foresters' this past fall, Dreman quickly transitioned to the collegiate ranks to help guide HU to a program best record of 10-6-3. She worked her way into the starting line-up for 12 of HU's 19 contests and scored two goals while assisting another.