AURORA | A second Burton sister is set to play college soccer, as Cherokee Trail junior midfielder Taylor Burton has verbally committed to the University of Wyoming.
The two-time All-Centennial League first team selection is set to play at the next level, following in the footsteps of older sister Emily, who graduated last year and played as a freshman at Western State Colorado University in the fall.
Taylor Burton scored five goals and was voted to the All-Centennial League first team last year, along with her sister, and both made the Aurora Sentinel’s All-City First Team as well. She registered two goals and four assists as a freshman in 2012, when she primarily played defense and also made first team all-conference.
After taking a look at a variety of Division I schools in Texas and Florida, Burton decided she wanted to play in the Mountain West Conference to stay closer to home and chose Wyoming from five schools that showed interest in her.
The Cowgirls finished 7-11-4 in the 2013 season with just one Colorado player on the roster, Legacy High School graduate Mara Cosgrove.
Another Burton sister, freshman striker Raye, has joined the Cherokee Trail team this season and currently leads the Cougars (3-2) in goals with four.
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