11 Steamboat Springs High School senior athletes sign on college day
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Music blasted from the speakers of Kelly Meek Gymnasium at Steamboat Springs High School as students wearing their college shirts piled in Friday morning to munch on free donuts and honor one of the biggest signing classes in Steamboat’s history. The class of seniors includes two Western Slope League Players of the Year and multiple all-state selections along with internationally competitive skiers.
While Steamboat awaits the conclusion of the girls soccer, girls and boys lacrosse and track seasons, it commemorates a highly successful year for all sports.
Women’s volleyball, Regis University
Allsberry was the 2018 Western Slope League Co-Player of the Year alongside Palisade’s Alexandra MacAskill and earned second-team all-state honors during her senior year. Her accolades continued beyond Class 4A when she became one of 18 girls invited to play in the Colorado Coaches Girls Sports Association All-State Game. As a four-year varsity veteran, Allsberry tallied 838 kills, 359 digs, 98 blocks and 50 aces.
Men’s soccer, Laramie County Community College
Bohlmann broke the single-season scoring record of 23 goals at Steamboat Springs High School during his junior year, scoring 24 goals. He added 21 goals to the tally his senior year. Bohlmann received second-team all-state honors during his senior year and first-team all-state honors during his junior year. As primarily a forward in high school, Bohlmann scored 52 goals throughout his career on varsity. Bohlmann also took reps as a goalkeeper during his freshman year.
Men’s soccer, Midland University
Moore played one year at Steamboat Springs High School as a senior, moving from Sedalia Smith Cotton High School in Sedalia, Missouri, where he was a three-year varsity veteran. Moore came in after racking up a single-season assist record at Smith Cotton with 36 assists and earning all-state honors. As a Sailor, Moore joined Bohlmann on the Colorado High School Activities Association second-team all-state list, leading the Sailors with 30 assists.
Men’s basketball, Colorado Mesa University
Riniker concluded his four-year varsity career as a Sailor scoring 1,129 points, leading the team to its first Sweet 16 berth since 2008. He was the 2019 Western Slope League Player of the Year and was the first Steamboat boys basketball player to earn first-team all-state honors since 2008. During his senior year, Riniker averaged 18.1 points per game shooting 73% from the field.
Cross-country, U.S. Naval Academy
Boese is a multi-sport athlete competing in cross-country, Nordic and Alpine skiing, and track and field in high school. Boese placed ninth at the Class 3A state cross-country meet as a junior, then 18th as a senior at the Class 4A state meet. Boese is a well-decorated athlete, receiving all-state honors in three of her past four years on the varsity cross-country team. She’s also a two-time first-team all-state Nordic skier.
Alpine skiing, University of Denver
Puckett, a Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Alpine skier, received the Spencer Nelson All-Star Athlete of the Year award by Colorado Ski Country USA in 2016 as a top athlete in his age group while also maintaining a 4.0 GPA. Puckett also played varsity soccer for Steamboat through his junior year. During his senior year, Puckett placed 10th in slalom at the Junior National Championships in Waterville Valley, New Hampshire.
Nordic skiing, University of Vermont
Gebhardt, a Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Nordic skier, finished sixth in the 7.5-kilometer freestyle mass start race at Junior Nationals in Craftsbury, Vermont, aiding in her berth to her first Junior World Championships in Lahti, Finland this year. Gebhardt finished in the top 20 in three of her four races on the U.S. Super Tour, including an eighth-place showing in the 15-kilometer classic mass start race.
Nordic skiing, University of New Hampshire
As a Nordic skier and lacrosse player, Hahn is a versatile athlete competing for Steamboat Springs High School and the Winter Sports Club. Hahn started competing competitively as a cross-country skier in high school, excelling to compete at the national and international level. He’s received all-conference honors in lacrosse the past three years.
Women’s lacrosse, Liberty University
Shimek has played varsity lacrosse all four years of high school, earning all-conference honors in the Mountain League for the past three years. She received all-state honorable mention her freshman year and second-team all-state honors during her sophomore and junior years. Shimek currently leads the team in assists with 23 and is the second top scorer on the team with 43 goals so far this season. She currently has 235 career goals and holds a 55% faceoff winning percentage.
Men’s lacrosse, Hendrix College
As a senior captain on Steamboat’s lacrosse team, Lynch is currently the third top-scorer with 13 goals and six assists so far this season. Lynch received second-team all conference honors during his junior year when he scored 18 goals and added 6 assists.
Women’s soccer, California Lutheran University
Salyer has been on the varsity soccer team all four years, playing both offense and defense. Salyer was one of two freshmen on the Steamboat soccer team when it traveled through the third round of the playoffs in 2016. Salyer tore her ACL at the beginning of her junior year and came back as one of the key pieces of the Sailors’ offense.
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