Blair

Slapper

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Defender
Other Position MF/D
Height: 5'8"
Year: Sophomore
City/State: Prairie Village, Kan.
High School: Shawnee Mission East
Club: KCFC Heat
Club Coach: Doug McLagan
Experience: High School

Bio

Awards & Honors

  • Academic All-Big Ten (2011)
  • First-Team Academic All-Big 12 (2008)
  • Second-Team Academic All-Big 12 (2009)
  • Four-Time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (Fall 2007, 2009; Spring 2008, 2010)

2011 (Senior)
Blair Slapper started every game for the Huskers in 2011 and added two assists, while helping lead the Huskers' defense. Slapper was part of three shutouts in 2011, including a 1-0 win over Iowa during Big Ten play.

Slapper hit double-digit assists for her career at Penn State on Oct. 14, when she assisted on a goal by Jordan Jackson.

Slapper excelled in the classroom while at Nebraska, as she was a three-time all-conference selection. She graduated in May of 2012 with her degree in marketing.

2010 (Junior)
Slapper played in every game for the Huskers for the second straight year, including five starts. She produced two points on the season with one assist each in wins over Iowa and Missouri, while she also took three shots on goal in five total shots.

After the Hawkeyes scored in the 62nd minute to tie the game, Slapper found sophomore Jordan Jackson for Jackson's second goal of the game to give Nebraska a 2-1 advantage that would eventually lead to a 3-1 win.

Slapper helped the Huskers win their opening match of the Big 12 Tournament against Missouri when she assisted on senior Jaclyn White's fourth goal of the season in a 4-1 win over the Tigers.

2009 (Sophomore)
After gaining experience as a redshirt freshman, Slapper had a breakout season in 2009. The sophomore started all 20 games for NU and finished with six assists, the eighth-highest total in the Big 12 Conference and fourth-best on the team.

Slapper was one of six Huskers to start every match, adding to a talented line that held three opponents scoreless throughout the season. Slapper's six assists came in a five-week, 11-game span from Sept. 4-Oct. 11, including assists in each of teammate Morgan Marlborough's two hat tricks. Against Oklahoma on Oct. 11, Slapper nearly had her first career goal when her free kick from 35 yards out was deflected by the goalkeeper and bounced off the cross bar to Marlborough for her third goal of the match. Slapper took four shots on goal throughout the season and 13 shots overall.

In the classroom, she earned second-team academic All-Big 12 honors.

2008 (Redshirt Freshman)
Slapper played in 14 contests for the Huskers during the regular season, notching four shots. NU was 9-5 with Slapper in the rotation, as her defensive skills helped Nebraska shut out UAB, North Dakota State, Texas Tech and Oklahoma.

Slapper tallied shots against Northwestern, North Dakota State, Oklahoma and Iowa State.

She was one of 14 Huskers who earned first-team  academic All-Big 12 honors, while also being named to the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll both semesters of the 2007-08 academic year.

2007 (Redshirt)
Slapper was one of five freshmen to redshirt during their first seasons in the program, after the Huskers welcomed 14 first-year players to the squad in 2007.

High School
Slapper was a four-year letterwinner as a midfielder at Shawnee Mission East, where she led her team in assists in both 2005 and 2006, before being named an honorable-mention All-Sunflower League selection. She helped the Lancers to the 2006 regional championship.

Slapper also lettered in track as a sophomore, qualifying for both the Kansas Relays and the State Qualifier that season.

Also an academic standout at Shawnee Mission East, Slapper was a four-year member of the honor roll, a Presidential Scholar Award winner, a DECA state finalist and a selection to Who's Who Among High School Students.

Other Information
Slapper moved into a defensive role in the club circuit, boosting the KCFC Alliance Heat to the 2006 Kansas State Championship and earning a final No. 18 national ranking. A six-year member of the Kansas Olympic Development Program, Slapper was named a Kansas Player to Watch by Rivals.com.

Personal Information
Blair is the daughter of Michael and Robin Slapper and has one brother, Scott. Blair was born May 22, 1989, in St. Louis and is a marketing major at Nebraska.

Worth Noting
Slapper spent the summer of 2009 playing with the W-League's Seattle Sounders in Seattle, Wash.


Slapper's Career Statistics

Year

GP-GS

Shots

SOG

Goals

Assists

Points

2007 Redshirt          
2008 14-0 4 0 0 0 0
2009 20-20 13 4 0 6 6
2010 21-5 5 3 0 2 2
2011 18-18 5 1 0 2 2

Totals

73-43

27

8

0

10

10


Slapper's Career Highs
Points -
1 10 times, last at Penn State (10/14/11)
Goals - None
Assists - 1 10 times, last at Penn State (10/14/11)

 

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