Outstanding Utah women’s soccer star Taliana Kaufusi, is the daughter of Jason Kaufusi, a former University of Utah Football standout and current Outside Linebackers Coach at UCLA. Taliana said in an interview recently that her legacy at the U was “special” to her and that it influenced her decision to become a Ute.

Taliana is off to a strong start at the U, making the “2020 Pac-12 All FreshmanTeam”. 

She started in all 16 games last season and was tied for fifth on the team in points with three points, and was sixth in minutes played.

Taliana lettered at Highland High School and was a member of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy.

So far in the 2021 season, Taliana has 1 goal against Portland and is proving to be an integral part of the Utah Women’s Soccer team in her sophomore campaign. Keep your eye on Kaufusi!