Shyra James

Year: 2023
Award: Soccer, College
Location/Affiliation: University of Colorado

  • First Team All-Pac-12
  • Career high with 15 goals and 32 points
  • Ranked 8th in the NCAA in Goals in 2023

One of the most dominant strikers in all of college soccer roamed the fields of Boulder, Colorado in 2023. It was a no-brainer for University of Colorado senior Shyra James to be named First-Team All-Pac 12. James had a career year in 2023, scoring 15 goals and tallying 32 points. Those 15 goals ranked 8th in the entire nation, while her points were inside the top 20. She scored four game-winning goals and led the Buffs back to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2020. James was named Third Team All-America and became only the third Buff in history to earn that honor. The other most recent player is a member of the US Women’s National Team. That’s why Shyra James is our College Soccer Player of the Year.

By Arielle Orsuto, 9NEWS, Sports Anchor

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