Music blasted from the speakers of Kelly Meek Gymnasium at Steamboat Springs High School as students wearing their college shirts piled in Friday morning to munch on free donuts and honor one of the biggest signing classes in Steamboat’s history. The class of seniors includes two Western Slope League Players of the Year and multiple all-state selections along with internationally competitive skiers.
While Steamboat awaits the conclusion of the girls soccer, girls and boys lacrosse and track seasons, it commemorates a highly successful year for all sports.
Sailor soccer teams saw four players sign to continue their collegiate athletic careers.
Men’s soccer, Laramie County Community College
Bohlmann broke the single-season scoring record of 23 goals at Steamboat Springs High School during his junior year, scoring 24 goals. He added 21 goals to the tally his senior year. Bohlmann received second-team all-state honors during his senior year and first-team all-state honors during his junior year. As primarily a forward in high school, Bohlmann scored 52 goals throughout his career on varsity. Bohlmann also took reps as a goalkeeper during his freshman year.
Men’s soccer, Midland University
Moore played one year at Steamboat Springs High School as a senior, moving from Sedalia Smith Cotton High School in Sedalia, Missouri, where he was a three-year varsity veteran. Moore came in after racking up a single-season assist record at Smith Cotton with 36 assists and earning all-state honors. As a Sailor, Moore joined Bohlmann on the Colorado High School Activities Association second-team all-state list, leading the Sailors with 30 assists.
Alpine skiing, University of Denver
Puckett, a Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Alpine skier, received the Spencer Nelson All-Star Athlete of the Year award by Colorado Ski Country USA in 2016 as a top athlete in his age group while also maintaining a 4.0 GPA. Puckett also played varsity soccer for Steamboat through his junior year. During his senior year, Puckett placed 10th in slalom at the Junior National Championships in Waterville Valley, New Hampshire.
Women’s soccer, California Lutheran University
Salyer has been on the varsity soccer team all four years, playing both offense and defense. Salyer was one of two freshmen on the Steamboat soccer team when it traveled through the third round of the playoffs in 2016. Salyer tore her ACL at the beginning of her junior year and came back as one of the key pieces of the Sailors’ offense.