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University of Miami Athletics
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Ali Brennan

position

Defender

Height

5-11

Class

Senior

Hometown

Columbia, Md.

High School

McDonogh

Ali Brennan - Soccer - University of Miami Athletics

2012 (SENIOR): Started17 of 18 games in which she competed, serving as anchor in center of defense … Playedkey role for team that ranked fifth in ACC in goals against average (0.90) … Ledteam with 8 points on 3 goals and 2 assists … Used size effectively as force onfree kicks and corner kicks … Registered first point of season on assist in season-openingwin at Florida (Aug. 17) … Scored 2 goals in 4-0 win over Morehead State (Aug.24), both on headers … Tallied third goal on direct free kick in loss at NorthCarolina (Sept. 30).

2011 (JUNIOR): Started all 19 games of the season, serving as the Hurricanes’ backline anchor…Scored one goal and recorded one assist on the year…Recorded her first career goal during a 4-1 loss to Wake Forest (9/25).

2010 (SOPHOMORE): Played in 18 of 19 games on the season including 13 starts… Was first on the team in assists with three… Recorded a career-high in minutes played at Florida (8/20) with 92.

2009 (FRESHMAN): Played in 12 games with starts at Wake Forest (10/19) and at Virginia (11/1)… Recorded two shots on the season… Saw a total of 40 minutes in goal in two contests, against Florida Gulf Coast (8/25) and Ball State (8/28)… Made two saves against Ball State.

CLUB: Played for Clyde Watson with the McLean Freedom from 2007-09 and the SAC Premier from 2000-06… Member of the 2007 regional and national championships teams… Won the Virginia State Cup Title in 2008 and 2009.

OLYMPIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM: Played on the Maryland State team from 2004-06… A member of the Region 1 ODP Championship teams from 2004-06 and the 2006 national championship team.

HIGH SCHOOL: A four-time letter winner in both soccer and basketball and a two-time letter winner in lacrosse at McDonogh High School… Member of the 2007 and 2008 state finalist team… Her team was ranked as high as No. 1 in the nation during the 2008 season… Named to the NSCAA/Adidas All-South Team, the ESPN Rise All-America Third-Team, first team all-state and the Baltimore Sun All-Metro teams in 2008… Posted 20 shutouts her senior season.

PERSONAL: Chose Miami because of the location, coaches and to help build the program… Chose UM over Maryland, South Carolina, Navy and Florida… Plans to major in Marine Biology.