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#21 Caroline Flynn
Position: Midfielder
Height: 5'5"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
High School: Southwest
Club: Toro
Experience: High School

Honors & Awards

  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2014)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2013)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2012, 2013; Spring 2012, 2013, 2014*) 
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014)

*-denotes perfect 4.0 grade-point average

2013 (Redshirt Sophomore)
Caroline Flynn participated in only four matches before suffering a season-ending knee injury at practice. She averaged 65 minutes per contest prior to her injury and added a pair of assists.


Flynn assisted freshman Jaycie Johnson's first-career goal as a Husker on a give-and-go pass in the season-opening 4-0 victory over Southeast Missouri on Aug. 23 at the Nebraska Soccer Field.

In the second match of the year against Cincinnati on Aug. 25, Flynn made a through ball pass for her second helper of the year in the 54th minute as Stacy Bartels scored from 12 yards out as the Huskers earned a 4-1 win. 

2012 (Freshman)
Flynn stepped right into the Husker lineup as a true freshman, as she started all 18 games she played. She missed two of Nebraska's 20 games on the year with injury.

Flynn made her debut in the season opener at Oklahoma, where she fired three shots, all on goal, but was unable to find the back of the net. She produced four shots in Nebraska's home opener against Drake, the first of four times on the year she notched four shots in a game.

Flynn scored her first career goal in a 1-1 double-overtime tie with Northern Colorado on Sept. 16. The Huskers outshot the Bears, 30-13, on the day, but were unable to break the 1-1 tie.

Flynn notched her first career assist in the regular-season finale against Minnesota at the Nebraska Soccer Field on Oct. 26. She helped Mayme Conroy score her 13th goal of the season at 76:18. Conroy tied the game, 2-2, less than 10 minutes later.

High School

Flynn chose to forego her senior season at Lincoln Southwest High School and instead joined the Huskers before the start of the spring semester.

Flynn was the Huskers' lone signee in the 2012 class from Lincoln and played at Southwest with former Husker Bri Badje.

Flynn played at Southwest during her freshman and sophomore seasons before playing her junior year at Normal Community High School in Normal, Ill. She then returned to Southwest for her senior year.

While in Lincoln, Flynn was a team captain as a sophomore in 2010 and led the team in assists. She was an instant contributor as a freshman in 2009 with nine goals and five assists for the Silverhawks to rank second on the team in scoring.

During her only season at Normal, Flynn was a team captain and earned the Ironman Award for being the team's hardest worker. She also earned all-state honors from the Illinois High School Soccer Coaches Association.

Flynn chose Nebraska over Minnesota, Virginia, Kansas and Creighton.

Other Information
Flynn played club soccer for the Toro Soccer Club under Coach Marcus Kelcher. She was teammates with fellow Husker signees Jaylyn Odermann, Alex Massey, Chelsi Rohloff and Alyssa Flannery. Flynn has been part of four State Cup championship teams and was on the 2008 squad that won the Region II championship.
          
Personal Information
Caroline is the daughter of the Danny Flynn and Eileen Flynn. She was born on Feb. 28, 1994, and has one brother, Daniel. Caroline is majoring in communication studies at Nebraska. She earned academic All-Big Ten honors in 2013, and was a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar in 2014. She is a five-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll.

Flynn's Career Statistics

Year

GP-GS

Shots

SOG

Goals

Assists

Points

2012 18-18 34 15 1 1 3
2013 4-4 2 0 0 2 2

Totals

22-22

36

15

1

3

5

Flynn's Career Highs
Points -
2, vs. Northern Colorado (9/16/12)
Goals - 1, vs. Northern Colorado (9/16/12)
Assists -
1, (3x) last vs. Cincinnati (8/25/13)

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