Brittany

Goosen

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Defender
Other Position F/MF/D
Height: 5'7"
Year: Freshman
City/State: Olathe, Kan.
High School: Olathe South
Club: KCFC Futura
Club Coach: Richard Davies
Experience: High School

Bio

Awards & Honors

  • Big 12 Commissioner's Fall Academic Honor Roll (2007)

2010 (Senior)
Brittany Goosen was one of the most consistent players in school history, starting all 78 career matches to rank 11th on the all-time chart. Goosen was a key part of Nebraska’s 13-7-1 season in 2010, leading the Huskers to five shutouts as NU finished third in the Big 12 race.

A talented defender, Goosen was a team leader and the most experienced player on the roster. She helped NU to 12 shutouts over her last three seasons and scored a goal as a freshman in 2007. In 2010, she tallied a shot each against Baylor and Kansas.

2009 (Junior)
For the third consecutive season, Goosen started and played in 19 matches. One of the most reliable and consistent defenders on the team, Goosen helped lead the Huskers to three shutouts during the 2009 season while holding eight other opponents to only one goal. On Oct. 4, she was key in Nebraska's 2-0 victory over eventual Big 12 Tournament champion Oklahoma State.

Offensively, Goosen had one assist that came on a Molly Thomas goal in Nebraska's 7-1 victory over Akron on Sept. 13. She took two shots in 2009, including one on goal against Green Bay.

2008 (Sophomore)
Goosen missed the Huskers' first game of the season after undergoing offseason knee surgery, but rebounded to start the Huskers' remaining 19 contests. She was part of a backline that allowed 24 goals in her 19 appearances. She assisted the Huskers' shutouts of UAB, Drake, North Dakota State, Texas Tech and Oklahoma.

She also earned her first career assist in Nebraska's 3-2 victory over Oakland on Sept. 14. Goosen ended the season with a career-high two shots against Colorado in the first round of the Big 12 Championship on Nov. 5.

2007 (Freshman)
After playing on offense in high school, Goosen had a solid freshman season at NU on defense. Impressing the coaches enough to earn the starting bid as a central defender, Goosen was one of two NU freshmen to start all 19 contests, joining goalkeeper Jessica Mills.

Goosen's defensive prowess showed early, as she helped the Huskers to two shutouts in their first four games, including wins over Northwestern (Sept. 2) and San Diego State (Sept. 9). Goosen and the Nebraska defense allowed just two goals in their first four games.

Goosen took her one shot of the season against Georgia on Sept. 16, and made the most of her attempt by scoring her first career goal. Goosen capitalized on a free kick from 30 yards out to put her shot past Bulldog goalkeeper Michelle Betos.

Goosen and the Husker defense held No. 12 Florida to one goal in a 1-1 tie on Sept. 23, before Nebraska held Oklahoma scoreless in a 1-0 NU win on Sept. 28. The win moved the Huskers to 12-0 all-time in Big 12 openers. Goosen also aided Nebraska to a 4-0 shutout of Lamar on Oct. 12.

High School
As a forward and midfielder for Olathe South, Goosen helped her team to a Kansas 6A state championship in 2006, where she scored the first goal and provided the game-winning assist in a 2-1 overtime victory. Her performance made Goosen a two-time selection to the NSCAA high school all-region team (2006, 2007), a two-time Kansas City Metro first-team member, a three-time Northeast Kansas Soccer Coaches Association 6A team member and the 2006 Sunflower League Offensive Player of the Year. A four-year letterwinner in soccer, Goosen also lettered in track and field.

Other Information
Goosen played her club soccer with the KCFC Futura and Coach Richard Davies. She was a three-time state champion, and helped KCFC Futura to the 2007 state title. Goosen is also a former Region II team member and was a member of the 2004 U.S. U-15 National Team pool.

Personal Information
Brittany is the daughter of Jerry and Misty Goosen and was born Jan. 30, 1989. Brittany has two sisters, Chelsea and Durell Goosen Cope. Brittany is majoring in pre-speech language pathology at Nebraska.

Worth Noting
Goosen's 57 career starts are the most of any player on the 2010 roster. A native of Olathe, Kan., Goosen is one of five current Huskers from the Kansas City metro area. 

Goosen's Career Statistics

 

Year

GP-GS

Shots

SOG

Goals

Assists

Points

2007 19-19 1
2008 19-19 4 1 0 1 1
2009 19-19 2 1 0 1 1
2010 21-21 2 0 0 0 0

Totals

78-78

9

3

1

2

4

Goosen's Career Highs
Points-
2 vs. Georgia (9/16/07)
Goals-1 vs. Georgia (9/16/07)
Assists-1 two times, last vs. Akron (9/13/09)

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