Height: 5'4"
Year: Sophomore
City/State: Lincoln, Neb.
High School: Lincoln Southwest
Club: Arsenal Primo
Club Coach: Andy Benkis, Alex Vasquez
Experience: High School


Awards & Honors

  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2013)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2011)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2011, 2012; Spring 2012, 2013)

2011 (Sophomore)
Bri Badje (pronounced Badge) saw action in 18 games for the Huskers in 2011 as one of the team's top defenders off the bench. Badje helped NU post three shutouts on the season, including a pair of Big Ten shutouts on the road at Purdue (3-0) and at home against Iowa (1-0).

Badje scored her first career goal in an 8-1 over Northern Arizona on Sept. 4. The goal came on a penalty kick. She added her first career assist in the same game when she aided freshman Samantha Areman in scoring her first career goal.

2010 (Redshirt Freshman)
Following a redshirt season in 2009, Badje played in eight games in 2010. Early in the season she helped the Huskers notch a pair of non-conference shutouts over IUPUI (4-0) and Arizona (3-0).

During the conference season, Badje saw action in NU's shutout of Oklahoma in Norman and played in Nebraska's Big 12 Tournament opening-round win over Missouri.

2009 (Freshman)
Badje was one of three Husker freshmen to redshirt in 2009.

High School
Badje started her career as a forward under Coach Alyssa Watson at Lincoln Southwest High School, before moving to the defensive side of the field for her final two seasons.

Badje guided Southwest to new heights her last two seasons. The Silverhawks won back-to-back district, conference and city titles during her junior and senior campaigns, while also making two state tournament appearances.

In 2009, Badje helped Southwest earn a 14-3 mark, as she posted four goals and five assists. During her junior year, the team posted a 12-2 record, thanks in part to her one goal and five assists.

For her efforts, Badje was named to the all-city and all-conference teams as a junior and senior, while claiming first-team all-state honors from the Lincoln Journal Star in 2008 and second-team accolades in 2009.

In her first two seasons with Southwest, Badje notched 14 goals and 13 assists as a forward, helping the Silverhawks post 11-4 and 10-5 records in 2006 and 2007, respectively, while qualifying for the state tournament each season. She also helped guide her team to city, conference and district championships in 2007 and a district runner-up finish in 2006.

In the classroom, Badje produced a 4.1 grade-point average and was a member of the National Honor Society. She was a four-time Scholar Athlete award winner and was named to the Nebraska School Activities Association’s (NSAA) academic all-state team in 2008 and 2009.

Other Information
Badje played her club ball under coaches Andy Benkis and Alex Vasquez with the Arsenal Primo for three years, capturing state titles three times. Badje previously spent time with the Capital Soccer Association Intensity.

Personal Information
Bri is the daughter of Alice Dominiani and Doug Badje, and was born Nov. 21, 1990. Bri has one brother, Tyler, and is majoring in international business at Nebraska. A Big Ten Distinguished Scholar in 2013, Bri was an academic All-Big Ten selection in 2011 and was named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall and spring semesters of 2011-12 and 2012-13.

Badje's Career Statistics








2009 Redshirt          
2010 8-0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 18-0 2 1 1 1 3








Badje's Career Highs
Points -
3 vs. Northern Arizona (9/4/11)
Goals - 1 vs.
Northern Arizona (9/4/11)
Assists - 1 vs. Northern Arizona (9/4/11)

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Highlights vs. Michigan State 10/24
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