Award: Lacrosse, D-II College
Location/Affiliation: Regis University
- First Team All-American
- RMAC Attacker of the Year
- NCAA National Champion
Once upon a time in Castle Rock, a basketball friend introduced another local girl to a random sport called lacrosse. That new Spring activity was a rewarding choice as Kyleigh Peoples became a dominant leader of a college team that has grown into a Division 2 power program.
As a graduate in the 2022 NCAA lacrosse season, Peoples again ruled attack areas with entertaining stick skills, decisive dodges, sharp feeds, and fierce finishes. She scored 55 goals and recorded 80 points for the Regis Rangers who were ranked as high as number-3 in the nation and finished their regular season & conference tournament play with a perfect 17-0 record. Peoples scored six goals in the ‘22 RMAC (r-mack) tournament championship game as Regis earned a fourth trip to the NCAA tournament in four full seasons with Kyleigh as one of its offensive leaders.
In 2022, Peoples was named IWLCA First Team All-American for a second consecutive season. She was awarded RMAC Attacker of the Year for a third straight year. She also won 1st Team All-Academic honors in her conference. And tonight, Kyleigh Peoples from Regis University also scores a nod from us as a Sportwomen of Colorado honoree.
by Marty Cesario, freelance broadcast talent & content director, Colorado State Sports Network, Stream It Sports Productions, ESPN Radio, Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association, National Lacrosse League