Phil Scherer
Tristan Semelsberger earned a scholarship from the Colorado School of Mines, where he will join the soccer team next fall.
LAHS soccer player signs with Colorado School of Mines

For four years, Tristan Semelsberger dazzled onlookers with his impressive ball-handling skills and highlight-reel goals on the soccer field for Los Alamos High School. Now he will get a chance to do it at the collegiate level, signing with the Colorado School of Mines to join the team in the fall.

Colorado School of Mines is an NCAA Division II school located in Golden, Colorado, that plays in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. In 2017, it dominated the RMAC, finishing 17-4-1 and advancing to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Mines has been to the NCAA Tournament in two of the past three seasons, and has finished with a winning record every season since 2009.

Semelsberger said he is excited to join such a talented team, and is happy to have the opportunity to continue playing the game he loves. He also said there is a certain amount of pressure joining such a talented team, but that he is ready for the challenge.

“It’s great, because I get to continue my journey as a soccer player and the way I see it, the sky’s the limit,” Semelsberger said. “So I just want to keep playing, keep working my hardest.”

When deciding on a school, Colorado School of Mines checked off all the boxes Semelsberger had in mind.



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