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Surprise Team?

Discussion in 'University of Colorado News and Olympic Sports' started by cmgoods, Aug 19, 2013.

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Which one of our teams this year do you think will outperform expectations?

Poll closed Sep 18, 2013.
  1. Men's Basketball

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. Women's Basketball

    4.3%
  3. Cross Country

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Football

    8.7%
  5. Men's Golf

    4.3%
  6. Women's Golf

    4.3%
  7. Women's Lacrosse

    21.7%
  8. Skiing

    4.3%
  9. Women's Soccer

    26.1%
  10. Women's Tennis

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. Track and Field

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. Women's Volleyball

    26.1%
  1. cmgoods

    cmgoods Olympic Sports Mod Club Member

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    Which one of our teams this year do you think will outperform expectations?
     
  2. cmgoods

    cmgoods Olympic Sports Mod Club Member

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    I went with women's soccer. We're picked to finish 10th in conference, but we had a much better year last year than expected and I think coach Sanchez will have us even better in his second year. Here's a review from the Pac-12 from last year:

    Colorado (8-8-4) finished with a 6-1-2 record in non-conference play and was very competitive against Pac-12 competition in Danny Sanchez's first year at the helm. The Buffaloes lost just one league match by multiple goals and saw six extend into overtime. They lost to each of the Conference's top three teams by one-goal margins and carried late leads over California and Stanford. Midfielder Amy Barczuk was a second team All-Pac-12 selection, while midfielder Madison Krauser was named to the Freshman All-Pac-12 team.
     
  3. Fight CU

    Fight CU Club Member Club Member

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    I picked WoLAX....no expectations to any expectations = exceeding expectations.
     
  4. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I went with Volleyball.

    Kritza is in a make-or-break season and she's got everyone back from a squad that showed a lot of improvement last year. This is the year they have been building toward and they need to break through. I believe they will.
     
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    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    I went with soccer which immediately popped into my mind. Anyways, I thought it was interesting that Dirty Sanchez' last recruiting class had zero CO preps. Wasn't that the knock on the former coach and that Sanchez had all the CO connections? Carry on
     
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    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    That is strange that he didn't sign any CO preps. His whole career has been on the front range. That's really surprising to me. Hopefully it means that he found some great talent from out-of-state that filled up his class. I'm glad that our AD isn't forcing the non-revenue sports to recruit the state no matter what due to the budget savings on scholarship costs and the PR boost, since that tells me that the focus is on winning.
     
  7. cmgoods

    cmgoods Olympic Sports Mod Club Member

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    I'm surprised someone picked skiing considering we just won the national championship.
     

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