Mitch Fenton

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Mitch Fenton is in his first season as an assistant coach for the Colorado lacrosse team.

One of the goalkeepers he worked with the last few years was Paige Soenksen, who earned numerous all-conference and all-region honors as a four-year starter. A 2017 Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association All-American third team selection, Soenksen led the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) in goals against average (8.45) and save percentage (0.491) as a senior.

Defensively, the Buffs saw improvement every season with Fenton there to guide them. In 2015, CU finished the year ranked 29th in the NCAA in scoring defense (9.22) and in 2016, the Buffs improved to seventh (7.00). Colorado had its best season yet in 2017, finishing third (8.10).

Fenton was also an assistant coach for the CU men’s club team, serving as the co-defensive coordinator and goalie instructor from 2016-17.

He earned four letters as a goalkeeper on the Colorado men’s club team, helping the Buffs to the 2014 Rocky Mountain Lacrosse Conference (RMLC) and the 2014 Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA) Championships. Fenton was also a member of the 2013 team which was the runner-up in the MCLA title game.

In his senior season, he was named to the All-RMLC second team and was a MCLA All-America honorable mention selection. That year, Fenton led the MCLA in saves (264), which was also a CU single-season record. In 20 games played that season, Fenton allowed 8.00 goals per game and averaged 13.2 saves per game.

Fenton earned bachelor’s degrees in psychology and political science from CU in 2014. A native of Brookfield, Conn., he earned four letters on the lacrosse team at Brookfield High School, graduating in 2010. Fenton enjoys playing tennis, hiking and trap and skeet shooting in his free time.