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Brittany Basinger, Nickolette Driesse and Megan Schafer to captain women's soccer in 2016
Brittany Basinger, U.S. U-23 WNT heads to St. Georges Park, May 28-June 8
Rising redshirt junior Brittany Basinger headed to Charlottesville, Va., May 1-7
Redshirt sophomore Brittany Basinger receives her first national honor
Kori Chapic (Russell, Ohio), Whitney Church (Ashburn, Va.), Emily Hurd (Sammamish, Wash.) and Kindrah Kohne (Homer, N.Y.) will be honored prior to Sunday's match.
Penn State takes on Duke in the Women's College Cup Final
TEAM CAPTAIN (2016)
TopDrawerSoccer Team of the Week (9/15/15)
ALL-BIG TEN FRESHMAN TEAM (2013)
ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN (2014, 2015)
CONCACAF WOMEN'S U-20 CHAMPION (2014)
Academic All-Big Ten ... Named to the TopDrawerSoccer Team of the Week (9/15) ... Started all 27 matches on the Nittany Lion backline ... Tallied a career-high two shots against Loyola Marymount (8/23) ... Played every minute of the first three matches, including a 0-0 draw against No. 21 Duke (8/28) ... Scored her first career goal in a 2-0 win at No. 2 Stanford (9/11) ... Tallied a goal in Penn State’s 5-0 victory over UAlbany in the NCAA First Round (11/13) ... Recorded a career-high two assists against Boston University in the NCAA Second Round (11/20) ... A member of the Nittany Lion backline that posted 15 shutouts on the year, including eight-straight to end the season.
Did not play ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
All-Big Ten Freshman Team honoree ... Started all 23 matches, spending 1,762 minutes on the field ... Dished out two assists: against Illinois (10/20) and at Nebraska (10/27) ... Took six shots, four of which were on goal.
U.S. NATIONAL TEAM EXPERIENCE
Member of the U-20 Women's National Team that won the 2014 CONCACAF U-20 Women's Championship and competed at the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup ... Played on the U17 Women's National Team and in the U17 Women's World Cup in the fall of 2012.
BEFORE PENN STATE
Coached by Erin Barrett and Jesse Shehan at Woodgrove High ... Helped lead her team to the 2012 AA VHSL State Championship as well as the district and region championships ... Named to the All-District and All-Region teams ... Also lettered in basketball for three years.
Played for FC Virginia ECNL, coached by Paul Ellis and Carolyn Rice.
Full name is Brittany Basinger ... Born June 30, 1995, in Sterling, Virginia ... Parents are Jeff and Jackie Basinger ... Has one brother, JB, and one sister, Brooke ... Father played football at Salem University ... Majoring in kinesiology.
WHY I CHOSE PENN STATE
"I chose Penn State because of the atmosphere that surrounds not only the campus but the soccer team as well. Everyone is a big family."