Carly

Peetz

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Defender
Height: 5'8"
Year: Senior
City/State: Lincoln, Neb.
High School: Pius X
Club: Sparta Velocity
Club Coach: Lindsay Ingram/Aly Scace
Experience: High School

Bio

Awards & Honors

  • All-Big 12 First Team (2009)
  • All-Big 12 Second Team (2008)
  • Big 12 All-Newcomer Team (2006)
  • Two-Time NSCAA All-Central Region Third Team (2008, 2009)
  • Nebraska Hero Award (2009)
  • Three-time First-Team Academic All-Big 12 (2007, 2008, 2009)
  • U.S. Under-20 and Under-21 National Team (2007)
  • Big 12 Commissioner's Fall Academic Honor Roll (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009)
  • Big 12 Commissioner's Spring Academic Honor Roll (2007, 2008, 2009)

2009 (Senior)
Peetz finished a storied Husker career on top, garnering All-Big 12 First Team honors as one of the best players in the conference. In the lineup every match for the fourth consecutive season, Peetz' 79 career starts tie her for the eighth-most in NU history.

Peetz' outstanding defensive success remained strong in her senior season, while also becoming a force on the offensive end. The Lincoln, Neb., native produced a career-high 11 points in 2009 on four goals and three assists. Against Oklahoma State on Oct. 4, Peetz' header off an Anna Caniglia free kick in the 78th minute secured a 2-0 win. She tied her single-game career high with three points on Sept. 13 vs. Akron, scoring a goal and adding an assist in the 7-1 victory. 

Peetz' defensive talent often haulted opposition scoring threats, as she led NU to three shutouts and held nine other opponents to only one goal. For the second consecutive year, Peetz was named to the NSCAA All-Central Region Third Team.

A standout in the classroom as well, Peetz was named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team for the third straight year, while also earning a spot on the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll for the seventh consecutive semester.

2008 (Junior)
Peetz continued her stellar play in Nebraska's defense in 2008, starting all 20 contests to earn the starting nod in every Husker contest the last three seasons. She earned second-team All-Big 12 honors for her excellent play on the NU backline. From her central position, she helped the Huskers post five shutouts during the season, including back-to-back shutouts twice.

Offensively, she posted a career-high six points on two goals and two assists, and collected her first game-winning goal against Oklahoma on Oct. 24. She earned a career-high three points with a goal and assist in Nebraska's 3-2 victory over Missouri on Sept. 28, after posting an assist in a 2-1 NU win against Stephen F. Austin on Sept. 21.

2007 (Sophomore)
After splitting time between the offense and defense in 2006, Peetz established herself as a critical part of the Husker defensive lineup in 2007. Peetz started all 19 of NU's contests on defense, but also lent her hand in the offense at times.

Peetz led a Nebraska defense that notched two shutouts in the first four games of the season, while allowing just two goals in the other two contests. Peetz and NU blanked Northwestern to start the season on Sept. 2, and followed with a shutout of San Diego State on Sept. 9.

Peetz continued to improve as the season progressed, helping Nebraska hold No. 12 Florida to one goal in a 1-1 tie on Sept. 23, before notching one of her best performances five days later against Oklahoma. Nebraska defeated the Sooners in a 1-0 NU win, as Peetz scored the game-winning goal and helped her defensive counterparts notch another shutout. The win moved NU to 12-0 all-time in Big 12 openers.

Peetz followed with a repeat performance against Lamar on Oct. 12. Against the Cardinals, Peetz notched her second game-winning goal of the season and once again was a large part of the Huskers' shutout performance. Both of her scores in 2007 were game-winning goals.

2006 (Freshman)
As a defender, Peetz started in every game and played every minute of Nebraska's first six contests. Peetz was also one of only a few Huskers to play both sides of the pitch and was the only NU player to earn a start as both a defender and a forward.

Peetz's first career goal put the Huskers on the board against Iowa State on a pass from Brittany Timko off a set play. Peetz gathered another point with a pivotal play against Baylor, as she notched her first assist by heading a ball into Aysha Jamani for the game-winner just 51 seconds into overtime. Peetz tallied another assist in Nebraska's regular-season finale against Loyola-Chicago.

High School
Peetz earned four letters at Pius X in Lincoln.  Along with her twin sister Anne, Peetz led the Thunderbolts to state titles in 2004 and 2005, and runner-up finishes in 2003 and 2006. A captain in her senior season, Peetz netted five goals and a team-high 11 assists en route to being named team captain for both the Omaha World-Herald All-Nebraska and the Lincoln Journal Star Super-State teams. Peetz was also selected as the Nebraska Girls Soccer Gatorade Player of the Year and competed at the Nebraska Shrine Game in 2006.

Other Information
Peetz played club ball for the five-time state champion Lincoln Sparta Velocity under the leadership of former Huskers Lindsay Ingram and Aly Scace.

During the offseason in 2007, Peetz split time between the U.S. Under-20 and Under-21 National Teams and the W-League's Vancouver Whitecaps. Peetz returned to the league to play with the Fort Collins Force in 2008.

Personal Information
Carly is the daughter of Jeff and Sarah Peetz and has three sisters, twins Ally and Katy, and a twin sister, Anne. Carly comes from a long line of Huskers, including her great-grandfather Herald L. Gerhart, who was a track and field letterwinner from 1918 to 1920, and a men's basketball letterwinner in 1918. While Carly continues her family's Husker tradition, Annie, Ally and Katy all played for the Creighton Bluejays. Carly is an advertising major at Nebraska and will graduate in December of 2011.

Worth Noting
Peetz was selected by the Boston Breakers in the sixth round of the 2010 Women's Professional Soccer Draft.

Peetz's Career Statistics

Year

GP-GS

Shots

SOG

Goals

Assists

Points

2006

20-20

12

3

1

2

4

2007 19-19 7 4 2 0 4
2008 20-20 14 2 2 2 6
2009 20-20 23 11 4 3 11

Totals

79-79

56

20

9

7

25


Peetz's Career Highs
Points-
3 twice, last vs. Akron (9/13/09)
Goals-1 nine times, last at Kansas (10/23/09)
Assists-1 seven times, last at Texas (10/16/09)

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