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Raena Childers - Women's Soccer - Kansas Jayhawks

Raena Childers

Position Midfielder
Height 5-6
Class Junior
Hometown Grain Valley, Mo.
High School Grain Valley HS
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JUNIOR – 2023

  • Saw action in all 18 matches, while starting in three
  • Recorded a career-high two goals against Colorado College (Aug. 27)
  • Was second on the team in goals with three
  • Attempted 14 shots, with 7 being on goal


  • Academic All-Big 12 First Team
  • Appeared in 20 matches (11 starts)
  • Scored the game-winning goal in a 3-0 win against Kansas City (Sept. 8)
  • Finished the year with one goal and two assists
  • Recorded 12 shots, including four shots on goal
  • Logged 803 minutes
  • Played a season-high 62 minutes on Aug. 21 against Northwestern


  • Big 12 All-Freshman Team
  • Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team
  • Appeared in 19 matches (18 starts)
  • Named Big 12 Freshman of the Week on Oct. 12 after a goal and assist in the double overtime victory against No. 9 West Virginia
  • Finished the season with three goals and one assist
  • Tallied 23 shots on the season
  • Team rankings: 3rd – shots (23), T-3rd – goals (3), 4th – points (7)
  • Played a season-high 80 minutes against Kansas State (Sept. 30)


  • Was a two-time All-District First Team selection
  • Named to the Cap Conference All-Conference First-Team twice
  • Selected as a two-time All-Region honoree, Second Team All-State her freshman year and First Team All-State as a sophomore
  • Was Grain Valley’s Varsity Newcomer of the Year as a freshman and team captain and the school’s Offensive Player of the Year as a sophomore
  • Helped the Eagles to becoming District and Conference Champions from 2018-21
  • Helped lead Grain Valley to becoming State Championship Runner-Ups in 2021
  • Once scored six goals in a game to help finish the season with over 100 goals


  • Daughter of Brad and Kenda Childers
  • Has six siblings: Coleman, Reighan, Cooper, Rylan, Campbell and Radleigh
  • Her older sister, Rylan, played on KU’s soccer team from 2020-22 and is currently playing for the NWSL’s KC Current
  • Her older brother, Coleman, played college soccer at MCC Blue River and at Greenville College
  • Her older sister, Reighan, played college soccer at Kansas City
  • Her older brother, Cooper, played college soccer at Westminster
  • Majoring in liberal arts & sciences