Friday Flashback: Campbell sets Denver wins record in 2012

September 25, 2020

Lara Campbell

Even though Anchorage’s Lara Campbell left the University of Denver women’s soccer program almost a decade ago, she still ranks among the greatest goalkeepers in school history.

She holds the all-time record for wins (64) and appearances (84) while ranking third in shutouts (30) and goals against average (0.80).

Campbell, of South High fame, was a four-year starter for NCAA D1 Pioneers from 2009 to 2012.

The 5-foot-8 Alaskan ended her career with a 62-14-6 record and helped Denver earn a trip to the Sweet 16 of the 2012 NCAA Tournament.

In that tournament, she keyed a 3-2 win over No. 9 Maryland in the round of 32.

Nearly half of Campbell’s wins came by shutout.

Her best season came as a sophomore in 2010 when she posted career highs in wins (19), shutouts (9) and goals against average (0.69).

Campbell today is an Orthopedic Surgery Physician Assistant in Washington, D.C.

Friday Flashback is an ongoing series created by Alaska Sports Hall of Fame blog editor Van Williams that looks back on great Alaska athletes from the past. To read about other Alaskans featured in this series, click here.