Penn State has won seven-straight Big Ten Road Games
LION CAREER 2011: Redshirted the season.
U.S. NATIONAL TEAM EXPERIENCE
Member of U.S. U-17 squad since 2009...Attended U-18 training camp in 2010.
BEFORE PENN STATE
Rated No. 4 goalkeeper and 74th overall recruit in the 2010 class by TopDrawerSoccer.com...Did not play soccer for Northwest High, instead focusing on track and field...Lettered 12 times in cross country, indoor and outdoor track...Two-time All-American during 2010 track season...Earned All-Met First Team distinction during 2008 cross country season...Has earned 10 All-Gazette honors as well as being named 2008 Athlete of the Year...Named to Montgomery County All-Decade Cross Country team in 2010...Earned six Maryland state titles in indoor and outdoor track...Member of state record holding 4x400m relay squad...Won five individual county titles and six relay county titles...Won prestigious Montgomery Invite in the 500m and currently top ranked 500m time in 2011 indoor season.
Member of FC Frederick under the direction of Brad Roos...FC Frederick reached the Maryland State Cup Finals in 2010...Club team captain from 2004-10...Member of Maryland ODP and Region 1 ODP since 2006...Played in Ireland (2009), Spain & Portugal (2010) and Russia (2011) with Region 1 squad...As member of Maryland ODP, team visited Sweden and Denmark in 2008...Member of the Adidas ESP in 2009...Played for Washington Freedom Super-Y League U-16 squad in 2009 s well as the Super-20 squad in 2010...Selected for ODP National Camp in 2010.
Britt Eckerstrom was born May 28, 1993 in Rockville, Md. to Pam and Kurt Eckerstrom...Has two sisters, Emma, who competed in track & field at Colgate and Dana...Would like to play professional soccer and for the U.S. National Team after graduation, work for Nike or work with sharks as a marine biologist.
QUOTING COACH WALSH ON ECKERSTROM
"Britt is absolutely one of the top goalkeepers in the country in the 2011 class. The addition of Britt will make the goalkeeper training environment the best and most challenging it has been in my four years here. She is a fantastic player and I expect her to have a great career."
QUOTING ECKERSTROM ON PENN STATE
"I chose Penn State because of the quality of the women's soccer program and the awesome school spirit."