Olivia

Brown

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Defender
Height: 5'8"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Ankeny, Iowa
High School: Centennial
Club: Iowa Rush
Major: Biological Sciences

Bio

Honors & Awards

  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2018)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2019)

2018 (Freshman)
Olivia Brown started four of her nine appearances for the Husker defense during her first year at Nebraska. Brown compiled 497 minutes and took two shots (one shot on goal). Brown played the full time in each of the last four games of the season after making four appearances for a total of 48 minutes in the first 16 games of the season. Brown also compiled 69 minutes at Wisconsin on Oct. 18. She helped the NU defense record two shutouts in the final four games of the season. The Huskers went 9-7-5 overall and tied for fifth in the Big Ten with a 5-3-3 record in conference play.

High School
Brown played high school soccer at Centennial in Ankeny, Iowa under Coach Chris Allen. Brown earned first-team all-state accolades as a defender in both 2017 and 2018. The team made the State Cup semifinals in 2017, finishing the season with a 16-4-0 record. In 2018, she scored goals in both of the semifinal games, while also scoring the game-winning goal in the finals to help her team earn the 2018 State Cup championship, finishing the season with a 20-2-0 record. As a result of this win, she was named captain of the all-tournament team, named to the Des Moines Register's Elite All-State team and awarded the Des Moines Register's Girls' Soccer Player of the Year. Brown also garnered first-team all-tournament in 2017, first-team all-district in 2017 and 2018, first-team all-conference in 2017 and 2018, and a spot on the academic all-state team in 2018. She also earned the Varsity Athletic Award in 2017 and 2018. Brown achieved success academically as well, claiming multiple awards, including the Des Moines Area Community College Silver Certificate and Dean’s Award for High Scholastic Achievement in 2017.

Other Information
Brown played club soccer for Iowa Rush, which also produced current Huskers Meg Brandt and Caroline Buelt, under Coach Daryl Brazeau. Brown, who served as a team captain from 2015 to 2018, helped Iowa Rush capture the 19U MRL Premier 1 Division title in 2017. She was also a part of three State Cup winning teams, which claimed the 16U title in 2014, the 18U title in 2016 and the 19U crown in 2017. Brown also played for the 2000 Girls Iowa State ODP Team from 2014 to 2016, and was selected to the 2000 Girls ODP Region II Interregional Player Pool in 2016 and 2017 in Boca Raton, Fla.

Personal Information
Olivia is the daughter of Kate and Thomas Brown, and was born on May 11, 2000. Olivia has one younger sister, Kallie. Olivia is majoring in biological sciences and earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall of 2018. She was also a member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team in 2019.

Brown on Nebraska
“I chose Nebraska not only because of its academic excellence, but because of the passion shown by the athletes. There is also a common goal among the coaches, training staff and academic advisers to help an athlete grow into a successful player and person. I want my journey at Nebraska to be filled with gratitude, learning, volunteerism and the chance to play soccer with some of the best collegiate athletes.”

Brown's Career Statistics

Year

GP-GS

Shots

SOG

Goals

Assists

Points

2018

9-4

2

1

0

0

0

Totals

9-4

2

1

0

0

0

Brown's Career Highs
Points
- None
Goals - None
Assists - None

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