Meg

Brandt

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Midfielder
Height: 5'7"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Ankeny, Iowa
High School: Centennial
Club: Iowa Rush
Major: Marketing

Bio

Honors & Awards

  • Big Ten All-Freshman Team (2016)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2016)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2017)

2016 (Freshman)
Meg Brandt played in all 22 games, earning 19 starts, en route to Big Ten All-Freshman Team honors in 2016. Brandt scored two goals and added three assists in 1,410 minutes of action. She took 18 shots, nine of which were on goal. Brandt was one of three true freshmen to start the season opener against Marquette, and proved her impact early with a goal in the fifth minute. She had game-winning assists in two of the next three contests at then-No. 16 BYU (Aug. 22) and at Oregon State (Aug. 28). Her third assist helped the Huskers defeat Illinois on Oct. 13. Brandt's second goal of the 2016 campaign came against then-No. 13 Clemson on Sept. 11. She scored in the sixth minute against the Tigers.

High School
Brandt was named 2015 Gatorade Iowa Girls Soccer Player of the Year as a standout for Ankeny Centennial. Brandt also earned a spot on the TopDrawerSoccer.com All-America second team in 2016 after collecting first-team all-state honors during her junior season in 2015. In 2013, she helped Centennial win the Class 4A state title under Coach Chris Allen and was named captain of the all-tournament team as a freshman. Brandt tallied 35 goals and 21 assists during her career, scoring 23 of her goals and nine of her assists as a senior. A CIML all-academic team member, Brandt also played point guard for the basketball team for four years.

Other Information
Brandt helped Iowa Rush to three State Cup crowns under Coach Daryl Brazeau. One of Brandt's teammates during the club season was Caroline Buelt, who is a sophomore for the Huskers in 2016.

Personal Information
Meg is the daughter of John and Lauri Brandt, and was born on April 19, 1998. She has two sisters, Sarah and Mary, and two brothers, Michael and Carter. Carter was a member of the Nebraska track and field team. Meg is majoring in marketing at Nebraska. She made the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll during the fall 2016 semester, and was named to the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team in 2017.

Brandt on Nebraska
“I chose Nebraska because it felt like home. I knew the coaches wanted to help me achieve my goals and improve my soccer abilities. Also, the team seemed like a family to me.”

Brandt's Career Statistics

Year

GP-GS

Shots

SOG

Goals

Assists

Points

2016

22-19

18

9

2

3

7

Totals

22-19

18

9

2

3

7

Brandt's Career Highs
Points
- 2 (2 times) last at Clemson (9/11/16)
Goals - 1 (2 times) last at Clemson (9/11/16)
Assists - 1 (2 times) last at Oregon State (8/28/16)

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