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Colin Rolfe

Human Health and Performance


Rolfe combines his love for athletics and his passion for teaching as he works towards completing his degree in Health and Human Performance with goals of becoming a soccer coach.


Rolfe is one of Louisville’s most decorated soccer players. His hard work and dedication has earned him numerous awards including Herman Trophy Finalist, First Team All Big East, Big East Tournament MVP, and All American.  Rolfe strives to raise the bar for both himself and his teammates. He is a highly respected leader and is constantly motivating others to achieve success.


Rolfe has participated in a lot of community service in his time here at Louisville.  Most recently he and his teammates trained at the Edge Outreach Center here in Louisville, learning to install water filtration systems for countries without clean water.  They traveled to Brazil to teach a town how to install a water filtration unit.  They also trained another team how to install one and take it on a hospital boat that moves through the Amazon River.  Also during their time in Brazil they held a free soccer clinic for the kids and adults in San Paulo.  Most recently Rolfe and some teammate participated in a soccer clinic for kids with disabilities.  They showed the kids basic soccer skills and provided them with a lot of encouragement.


Rolfe is a two time All-American and a 2010 Hermann Trophy Finalist. He is one of the most explosive offensive players in the nation. As a junior he started in all 24 games for the Cardinals. He is the first player in Louisville history to be named a Hermann Trophy Finalist. He was named a First Team NSCAA/Performance Subaru All-American for the second consecutive season in addition to being named a Soccer American First Team MVP and College Soccer News First Team All-American. He was also named first team All-BIG EAST, the BIG EAST Tournament’s Most Outstanding Offensive Player and to the BIG EAST All-Tournament Team. Rolfe was named to the College Cup All-Tournament team as a senior. Rolfe led the team in scoring with nine goals and was tied for first on the team in assists with seven. He has been named preseason BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year and a first team preseason All-American by College Soccer News.