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Rylan Childers - Women's Soccer - Kansas Jayhawks

Rylan Childers

Position Midfielder
Height 5-7
Class Super-Senior
Hometown Grain Valley, Mo.
High School Grain Valley HS / Kansas City



  • Second-Team Academic All-American by College Sport Communicators
  • Academic All-Big 12 First Team
  • Started all 20 matches.
  • Led the team in assists (6) and tied for the team lead in points (20).
  • Second on the team in goals (7) and minutes played (1,532).
  • Recorded 43 shots on the season.

SENIOR (2021)

  • Academic All-Big 12 First Team
  • Started all 19 matches.
  • Finished the season with three goals and four assists.
  • Tied for fourth in assists in Big 12 games during the regular season (3).
  • Converted the only penalty kick of the season for KU vs. Baylor (Oct. 7).
  • Team rankings: 2nd – assists (4), 2nd – shots (32), T-2nd – shots on goal (14), T-3rd – goals (3)
  • Logged 1,505 minutes.
  • Played a season-high 99 minutes vs. Drake (Aug. 19).

JUNIOR (2020)

  • Started all 13 games for the Jayhawks at midfield.
  • Led the Jayhawks with nine points, including a team-high four goals.
  • Assisted on Mandi Duggan’s goal against K-State on Oct. 2 for her first point as a Jayhawk.
  • Recorded a team-high 24 shots with a season-high four against TCU and three at Texas.
  • Scored the game-winning goal at Kansas State on March 6.
  • Finished the season averaging 1.85 shots per game.

AT KANSAS CITY (2018-19)

  • Her team’s top goal scorer in each of her two seasons with the Roos.
  • As a freshman in 2018, she was named the WAC Freshman of the Year and earned a spot on the All-WAC First Team after netting a league-leading 11 goals to go along with 14 assists, which were a single-season program record.
  • Also earned a spot on the United Soccer Coaches All-Region Second Team.
  • In her sophomore season, Childers earned an All-WAC First Team nod again after leading the league in assists (10) and points (30) and ranking second in goals (10).
  • Her time with the Roos came to an end with her sitting atop the school record books in career assists (24) and sixth in goals (21). She also claimed a spot on the All-Region squad, getting slotted on the Third Team.


  • Daughter of Brad and Kenda Childers.
  • Has six siblings, Coleman, Reighan, Cooper, Raena, Campbell and Radleigh.