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Natalie Beckman

School
Denver
Position
F
Major
Mathematics

Classroom

Beckmann boasts a 3.98 GPA as a mathematics major. In 2020-21, she was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America third team.

Character

“I think the best way to describe Beckman is a soccer junkie. Ever since she was little, she’s been the one juggling the ball on the side and putting in the extra work to take ownership of their own career and set themselves up for success. That’s one reason why Beckman has been able to elevate her game over the course of her time at Denver. She isn’t afraid to get ideas from both men’s and women’s professional games on ways to make herself better. Since being named a captain, Beckman has matured in that role and has been able to motivate others on and off the field. Her voice is a strong one in our team, and has made her a complete player. She’s one of the most unselfish players I’ve coached. Beckman is a winner and wants to win, but she doesn’t care how it gets done. She’d love to be a part of every goal and every assist, but she doesn’t need that to be successful.”

Community

While helping at the Lasey Elementary School, Beckman has run a club that works with kids.

She has also helped prepare food for homeless shelters in Denver, volunteered with local youth club practices, and tutored students in low-level Spanish.

In addition, Beckman has written cards to those in the military while also donating cans of food for a drive.

Competition

Last season, Beckman was named the Summit League Offensive Player of the Year. She was also named to the United Soccer Coaches All-West Region third team.

Beckman is a three-time Summit League selection, earning first team honors twice.

This summer, Beckman was named the WPSL Mountain Region Player of the Year. Heading into 2021, Beckman was named to the MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List.