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11 Becky Sauerbrunn
Becky  Sauerbrunn

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
St. Louis, Mo.

High School:
Ladue

Position:
Defender/Midfielder

Birthdate:
06/06/1985

09/22/2015

Sauerbrunn Named NWSL Defender Of The Year

Former Cavalier grabs honor for third consecutive season


HONORS: 2005--Honorable Mention SoccerBuzz All-American ... 1st Team NSCAA All-Mid Atlantic Region ... 1st Team SoccerBuzz All-Mid Atlantic Region ... 2nd Team All-ACC ... 1st Team VaSID All-State ... preseason Soccer America and SoccerBuzz All-American ... Soccer America Team of the Week (8/30) ... SoccerBuzz Team of the Week (8/30) ... Virginia Nike Soccer Classic All-Tournament Team ... ACC All-Academic Team. 2004--MAC/Hermann Award Preseason Watch List. 2003--1st team NSCAA, 2nd team SoccerBuzz, 3rd team Soccer Times All-American ... Soccer America and SoccerBuzz Freshman All-America ... Finalist for SoccerBuzz National Freshman of the Year ... 1st team NSCAA and SoccerBuzz All-Mid-Atlantic Region ... SoccerBuzz Freshman All-Mid-Atlantic Region team ... ACC Freshman of the Year ... 2nd team All-ACC ... 1st team VaSID all-state ... Virginia Nike Soccer Classic All-Tournament team ... SoccerBuzz Elite Team of the Week (Sept. 15) ... ACC Honor Roll.

AT VIRGINIA: 2005--Started all 25 games and played every minute of the season ... assist vs. Dayton ... scored first career goal vs. St. Bonaventure ... assist vs. Richmond2004-- Missed entire season while playing for the United States at the U-19 World Championships in Thailand ... helped the U.S. finish third at the event, anchoring a defense that posted four shutouts in six games ... played all 90 minutes in every game of the tournament ... one of five U.S. players to play every minute of the tournament ... one of five current Cavaliers on that team (Comeau, Krzysik, Redmond, and Rostedt) ... rejoined the Cavaliers for the spring season. 2003--Played every minute of the season ... recorded first career point with an assist vs. Wake Forest ... had an assist vs. Liberty ... member of defensive unit that averaged just seven shots allowed and under a goal per game.

PREP & PERSONAL: Four year letterwinner at Ladue as a sweeper and central midfielder ... team captain ... first team all-conference and All-St. Louis Metro ... scored 21 goals and 19 assists during senior season ... 2003 Missouri Gatorade Player of the Year ... 2002 and 2003 Parade All-American ... 2001 NSCAA Youth All-American ... 2002 NSCAA Adidas (U-17) All-American ... member of the J.B. Marine Club team ... helped J.B. Marine to four state cup championships and the 2000 regional championship ... member of U-16 National Team from 2000 to 2002 and current member of U-19 National Team ... co-captain of the U-16 and U-19 National Teams ... member of both the Missouri and Region II ODP teams since 1999 ... also lettered four times in volleyball, where she was a co-captain and conference player of the year, and in basketball, where she was a co-captain and conference player of the year ... St. Louis Post-Dispatch Scholar Athlete Award winner ... full name is Rebecca Elizabeth Sauerbrunn ... born June 6, 1985 in St. Louis, Mo. ... daughter of Scott and Jane Sauerbrunn ... has two older brothers, Grant and Adam.

Sauerbrunn's Career Statistics

Year GP/GS Min. Sh. G A Pts.
2003 21/21 1970 17 0 2 2
2004 redshirt national team duty
2005 25/25 2289 8 1 2 4
Career 46/46 4259 25 1 4 6

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