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Brittany Basinger

Position: Defense
Hometown: Purcellville, VA
Age: 23 (06/30/1995)
Height: 5-7
College: Penn State

*Drafted by the Washington Spirit with the first pick of the 3rd round (No. 21 overall) in the 2018 NWSL College Draft

Played on the U.S. U-23 WNT that brought home the 2016 Nordic Tournament title…Joined the U.S. U-23 WNT for a training camp in May 2016…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.

2017: Team co-captain…Academic All-Big Ten…Named to the TopDrawerSoccer Team of the Week (10/10)…Played in all 24 matches, which included 17 starts…Finished the year with five points on one goal and three assists…Basinger and the Nittany Lion defense recorded 13 shutouts…Tallied her first point of the season on an assist in Penn State’s 3-0 win against Northwestern (9/14)…Netted her lone goal of the season, which was the game-winner, in a 2-0 victory win against Michigan (10/6)…Posted an assist in Penn State’s 4-0 win against Michigan State to cap off a three-point weekend (10/8)…Recorded her third assist of the year in Penn State’s 7-0 win against Stony Brook in the first round of the NCAA Tournament (11/10)…Finished her Nittany Lion career ninth all-time in minutes played (7,038). 2016: Team co-captain…Big Ten Distinguished Scholar…Academic All-Big Ten…Started all 21 matches on the Nittany Lion backline…Basinger and the Nittany Lion defense tallied nine shutouts on the year…Played 1,893 minutes, which ranked third-best on the team…Recorded six points on two goals and two assists…Tallied an assist in Penn State’s 2-0 win against La Salle (9/11)…Posted an assist in Penn State’s 2-0 win against Iowa (9/23)…Recorded a career-best two goals and four points in Penn State’s 3-0 win at Maryland (10/9). 2015: Big Ten Distinguished Scholar…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. 2014: Did not play…Academic All-Big Ten honoree. 2013: 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.