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Caroline Castans - Women's Soccer - Kansas Jayhawks

Caroline Castans

Position Defender/Midfielder
Height 5-9
Class Freshman
Hometown Flower Mound, Texas
High School Marcus HS


  • Played and started in all 18 matches for Kansas
  • Logged 1,483 of playing time, the third most of any Jayhawk
  • Scored her first career goal against Texas (Oct. 1)
  • Set a career-high in shots with three at Iowa State (Oct. 12)


  • Texas all-conference first team in 2023
  • Helped her team make the final four in the ECNL national playoffs in 2021 and 2022; team finished third in 2021
  • Member of the team that was ECNL Texas conference champions in 2021 and 2023
  • Dallas Cup champions in 2021


  • ECNL Texas All-Conference Second Team in 2022


  • Played four years of soccer at Marcus High School in Flower Mound, Texas
  • Helped her team become Texas 6A state champions in 2023, regional champions in 2021, 2022, 2023 and district champions in 2022 and 2023
  • Texas 6A UIL State Soccer All-Tournament Team selection in 2023
  • Dallas Morning News Defensive Player of the Year in 2023
  • TASCO All-State First Team Defense in 2023
  • District 6-6A Defensive Player of the Year in 2023
  • Star Local Media Defensive Player of the Year in 2023
  • All-District First Team in 2020 and 2022
  • All-Area DFW Award in 2022
  • District Freshman of the Year in 2020
  • Newcomer of the Year in 2020


  • Daughter of John and Shannon Castans
  • Has two older brothers, Connor and Jack
  • Committed to Kansas in October 2021
  • Chose Kansas because, “I love the style of soccer they play, the culture of the team, the coaching staff, and the positive environment I felt when I visited the school.”
  • Majoring in marketing