Brittney

Lanier

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Midfielder
Height: 5'7"
Year: Senior
City/State: Carrollton, Texas
High School: Trinity Christian Academy
Club: Dallas Texans
Club Coach: Hassan Nazari
Experience: High School

Bio

Awards & Honors

  • Three-Time First-Team Academic All-Big 12 (2007, 2008, 2009)
  • Seven-Time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (Fall 2006, 2007, 2009; Spring 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010)

2009 (Senior)
Despite a torn PCL, Lanier made a remarkable comeback to see playing time in her senior season. She appeared in two games in 2009, logging minutes in a 3-1 win over Green Bay on Oct. 2 and in a 5-2 victory against Oklahoma on Oct. 11. Lanier played in 58 career games, including at least 18 matches per year (2006-08) before her knee injury.

In the classroom, she earned First Team Academic All-Big 12 honors for the third straight season and was named to the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll for the sixth time.

2008 (Junior)
Lanier was a trustworthy option off the bench for the Huskers in 2008. She appeared in all 20 contests, and started NU's season-opener against Northwestern on Aug. 22. Her year was highlighted by an assist in NU's 3-1 win over Iowa State in the final game of the regular season.

She also helped the Huskers to an eight-game undefeated streak in the middle of the season, and upsets of No. 25 Kansas on Sept. 26 and No. 8 Texas on Oct. 3.

2007 (Sophomore)
Lanier played in 18 games with seven starts, as she established herself as a solid contributor at the forward position in 2007. She finished with one point on one assist, collecting 13 shots while putting six on goal.

Lanier's assist came at a critical time, as she played one of her best games of the year against No. 3 Texas on Oct. 7 in Austin. The Huskers were down early in the second half until Lanier found Shay Powell on a cross, and Powell scored to tie a hard-fought game.

Lanier also started in Husker wins over Missouri State and Lamar on Sept. 7 and Oct. 12, respectively.    

2006 (Freshman)
Lanier started eight games with the Nebraska offensive lineup in 2006 and in that time proved her ability to perform under pressure. Both of Lanier's goals were game-winners for the Huskers, including a goal against Loyola-Chicago to lift Nebraska to its 10th win of the season on Oct. 25.

Lanier's first goal of the year came against Drake on Sept. 10, just four minutes into the second half as she took a pass from Aysha Jamani inside the box. Lanier's second goal gave the Huskers the go-ahead score in their final regular-season contest.  With several Huskers and Ramblers fighting for the ball in front of Loyola-Chicago's net, Lanier was able to get a foot on it and notch the game-winner.

Overall, Lanier took seven shots in 18 games, putting four on goal in 2006.

High School
A 2005-06 NSCAA All-American, Lanier earned first-team all-district, TAPPS all-tournament and second-team all-state honors while playing for Coach Jon Paul Findley at Trinity Christian Academy in Dallas, Texas.  In her senior season, Lanier helped Trinity Christian to the Texas state semifinals.

Lanier graduated from Trinity Christian as a member of the Cum Laude Honor Roll and was named a Rotary Student of the Month.

Other Information
Lanier played club soccer with the state and regional champion Dallas Texans 88 under Coach Hassan Nazari.  Lanier also trained with the Olympic Development Program and boosted her team to the semifinals of the Olympic Development Program National Championships in 2005.

Personal Information
Brittney is the daughter of Paul and DeeAnn Lanier and has two sisters, Meagan and Katie.  Brittney was born Feb. 11, 1988, and is a religious studies and pre-nursing major at Nebraska. She will graduate in December 2010. 

Worth Noting
Lanier earned First-Team Academic All-Big 12 honors for three straight seasons.

Lanier's Career Statistics

Year

GP-GS

Shots

SOG

Goals

Assists

Points

2006 18-8 7 4 2 0 4
2007 18-7 13 6 0 1 1
2008 20-1 7 2 0 1 1
2009 2-0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals

58-16

27

12

2

2

6


Lanier's Career Highs
Points-
2 twice, last vs. Loyola-Chicago (10/25/06)
Goals-1 twice, last vs. Loyola-Chicago (10/25/06)
Assists-1 twice, last vs. Iowa State (10/31/08)

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