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#1 Kelly Schatz
Position: Goalkeeper
Height: 5'10"
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Naperville, Ill.
High School: Central
Club: Strikers Fox Valley

Honors & Awards

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

*-denotes perfect 4.0 grade-point average

2014 (Sophomore)
Kelly Schatz (pronounced Shots) started all 19 games at goalkeeper and compiled 55 saves. She earned three shutouts and helped with two others during the season. Her first shutout came in the season opener against SMU on Aug. 22, when she collected five saves.

On Aug. 29, she preserved a 1-0 win with two saves against Butler. Her third shutout was on Oct. 17 against Purdue. The following game, Schatz earned one save during the first 75 minutes against Indiana, a shutout that was completed by Erika Johnson.

Schatz garnered Big Ten Defender-of-the-Week accolades for her performances against the Boilermakers and Hoosiers. Schatz also contributed 48 minutes to Nebraska's shutout of North Dakota on Sept. 7.

Schatz set a career high for single-game saves with seven against Rutgers on Sept. 25. She matched that total at Minnesota on Oct. 9. 

2013 (Freshman)
Schatz competed in four matches for the Huskers. She compiled four saves over 52 minutes of scoreless goalkeeping.

Schatz was called upon after starting goalkeeper Emma Stevens was injured in the second half against Ohio State on Oct. 25. She remained poised against a solid Buckeye attack and made a pair of big saves in a pressure-packed 1-0 victory to keep the Huskers on track for the first of a pair of Big Ten championships.

Schatz was one of two new goalkeepers on the Husker roster in 2013, joining Brazilian native Helena Ferraz.

High School
Schatz joined the Huskers from Naperville Central High School in Illinois. A two-time member of the National Honor Society, Schatz graduated with a 4.1 GPA (4.0 scale).

Other Information
During the club season, Schatz played for the Strikers Fox Valley under Pat Fuller and Dave King.

Personal Information
Schatz is the daughter of Mike and Lori Schatz. She was born on Feb. 2, 1995. She has one sister, Molly, and two brothers, Michael and Jeff. Kelly is majoring in finance at Nebraska, and is a two-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. In 2014, she achieved Academic All-Big Ten status.

Schatz's Career Statistics

Year

GP-GS

Mins

SV

GA

GAA

SHO

W-L-T

2013 4-0 52:44 4 0 0.00 0/3 0-0-0
2014 19-19 1714:08 55 33 1.73 3/2 8-9-2

Totals

23-19

1766:52

59

33

1.43

3/5

8-9-2

Schatz's Career Highs
Saves
- 7 (2x) last at Minnesota (10/9/14)
Shutouts - 
3/2, last vs. Purdue (10/17/14)
Consecutive Scoreless Minutes - 
168:27 (10/17/14 - 10/24/14)