Six-Time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (Fall 2007, 2008, 2009; Spring 2008, 2009, 2010)
2010 Outlook Colleen Goetzmann (pronounced CALL-een GETZ-men) will be one of the most determined players on the 2010 roster after her junior season was cut short due to injury. The senior midfielder ranked third on the team with four goals when she was forced to the sideline six weeks into the 2009 season. Goetzmann had started the first 10 games last fall and will look to reclaim that role in the lineup as a senior.
2009 (Junior) Goetzmann was poised for a breakout season in 2009 but suffered a season-ending injury when she tore her ACL at Texas Tech on Sept. 27. Already through 10-of-19 regular-season matches, Goetzmann was not eligible for a medical redshirt.
Despite the setback, the Omaha native made a huge impact in the first half of the season. Goetzmann started all 10 games to begin the year and tied for fifth with four goals after just one in her first two seasons combined. Goetzmann's scoring accuracy was also among the best on the squad, as she tied for the team-best shot-on-goal percentage (.550), scoring her four goals in 11 attempts on net and just 20 shots overall.
In the classroom, she was named to the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll during the fall and spring semesters, her fifth and sixth straight awards overall.
2008 (Sophomore) Goetzmann worked her way into the Nebraska lineup and missed just one start during the 2008 season. She appeared in all 20 games, and made 19 starts, helping the Huskers to an eight-game unbeaten streak in the middle of the season.
Goetzmann guided NU to upsets of No. 25 Kansas on Sept. 26 and No. 8 Texas on Oct. 3. She ended the regular season by posting her first career goal in a 3-1 NU win over Iowa State. She earned a career-high four shots, directing two on goal.
In the classroom, she claimed first-team academic All-Big 12 honors.
2007 (Freshman) Goetzmann was one of four Husker freshmen who saw playing time in all 19 contests for Nebraska in 2007. She was a solid contributor in a midfield that started several veterans during the fall.
Goetzmann's three shots on goal in her first four games earned the midfielder her first career start against Georgia on Sept. 16. She produced her first career points in the next game, as she notched an assist in Nebraska's 5-1 win over Saint Louis on Sept. 21.
Goetzmann went on to make eight consecutive starts, including a three-shot performance against Oklahoma in a 1-0 NU win on Sept. 28. The Huskers' win over the Sooners moved Nebraska to 12-0 all-time in Big 12 openers. She finished the season with 12 shots in 19 appearances, including nine starts. She notched four shots on goal.
High School A four-year starter at Millard North, Goetzmann earned first-team all-state honors while helping the Mustangs to the 2006 state title. She was also a 2005 second-team all-state and academic all-state selection.
A clutch performer for Millard North, Goetzmann scored the opening goals in the Metro Conference finals in both 2006 and 2007. The goals helped the Mustangs to the 2006 state title and a 2007 third-place finish.
Other Information Goetzmann played for the three-time state champion Toro Magic club team in Omaha, where she started as a central midfielder. An all-state selection for the Toro Magic, Goetzmann also helped her team to a third-place finish in the region in 2007.
Personal Information Colleen is the daughter of John and Suzette Goetzmann and has two sisters, Melissa and twin sister Katie, who also plays for Nebraska. Colleen and Katie are the first twins to play for NU since Stephanie and Andrea Brennan of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in 1994. Colleen and Katie were born Dec. 5, 1988. Colleen is majoring in business administration at Nebraska.
Worth Noting Despite missing half of her junior season due to injury, Goetzmann is tied for third on the team with 38 career starts.
Goetzmann's Career Statistics
Goetzmann's Career Highs Points-2 nine times, last vs. Kansas (10/22/10) Goals-1 nine times, last vs. Kansas (10/22/10) Assists-1 twice, last vs. Oklahoma State (10/16/10)
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