Sports preview 2013


The Pioneers will look for their 22nd national title in 2014 after finishing fourth at last year’s championships under alpine head coach Andy LeRoy and Nordic head coach Dave Stewart.

Denver’s alpine team returns sophomore Kristine Haugen, who became just the sixth skier in NCAA history and the first Pioneer to sweep both the slalom and the giant slalom at the NCAA Championships. Haugen also completed the season undefeated in the giant slalom.

Fellow sophomore Silje Benum earned All-American First Team honors in freestyle and All-American Second Team honors in the classical, while classmate Tianda Carrol earned First Team All-American honors in the slalom.

The Pioneers also welcome back redshirt senior Makayla Cappel, juniors Max Marno, Devin Delaney and Trevor Philp and 2012 NCAA slalom champion Espen Lysdahl, all of whom raced to All-American Second Team honors in 2013.

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