Women's Soccer

Brittany Garrett
Brittany Garrett


Lake Zurich, Ill

High School:
Lake Zurich




2009 - Senior: Academic All-Big Ten ... Saw time in 13 games, registering seven starts ... Totaled 602 minutes on the season ... Collected her first collegiate assist on a cross to Jenna Caosio during the Illini's shutout victory over Michigan State on Oct. 30.

2008 - Junior: Started all 23 matches of the season, playing 2,013 minutes and helping Illini defense to nine shutouts ... Scored goal during penalty kicks against Michigan State in Big Ten Tournament and against Missouri in NCAA Tournament game ... Had 10 shots on the season.

2007 - Sophomore: Played in 16 matches, starting five ... Played the full 90 minutes in four of the first five games of the season ... Fired five shots on goal ... Took 13 shots on the season.

2006 - Freshman: Played in 12 matches with seven starts late in the season after filling in for an injured Jessica Levitt at Michigan State ... Stepped in ably in the Illini back line, contributing to seven shutouts ... Played the full 90 minutes against Purdue, Indiana and Iowa to end the regular season and in Illinois' NCAA second-round match at Saint Louis ... Scored Illinois' fourth goal in a 4-1 NCAA second-round win at SLU.

High School/Club: Listed as a Top 150 recruit by Soccer Buzz ... Along with Illini teammate Jackie Santacaterina, led Eclipse Select club team to consecutive U.S. Youth Soccer Association national championships in 2004-05 and a Region II title in 2006 ... Helped lead the Illinois state ODP team to the 2005 Region II championship ... Participated in the U.S. Youth Soccer Interregional Event in Boca Raton, Fla., as a member of the Region II ODP team ... Also led Eclipse Select to three straight Fall Midwest Regional championships from 2004-06 and a Disney Showcase title in 2005 ... Led Eclipse Select to three straight Illinois State Cup championships from 2004-06 ... Named to the 2005 and 2006 Chicago Sun-Times All-State first team, as well as the 2005 All-Sectional and All-Fox Valley Conference squads ... Helped Lake Zurich to a second-place finish at the 2003 IHSA class AA tournament and a third-place finish in 2004 ... Named IHSSCA All-State in 2006 ... Member of the Chicago Tribune All-State second team in 2006 ... Named All-North Suburban Conference in 2006 as well as the LZHS MVP.

Personal: Born March 2, 1988, in Scottsdale, Ariz. ... Majoring in German and commercial studies ... Daughter of Dan and Sally Garrett ... Has a younger brother, Brent, who has autism, and a younger sister, Brianna ... Father, Dan, wrestled at Drake.

Getting to Know Brittany: Favorite Movie: The Holiday ... Favorite Band: Maroon 5 ... Favorite Book: To Kill a Mockingbird ... Favorite Food: Chipotle ... Biggest Sports Thrill: Winning nationals the first time ... Pregame Superstition: Asking Jackie "What's your VL (vertical leap) today?" ... Dream Job: Becoming an orthopedic surgeon.

Coach Rayfield on Garrett: "`G' stepped in and started every match in 2008 at outside back, and that experience will pay off in 2009. She continues to prove her defensive ability to read the game and build on her ability to be a dangerous attacking threat coming out of the back. Her shot and service into the box make her an attacking threat, yet her tenacity in a 1v1 battle make her tough to beat on the flank as well. She is a complete player who can handle the ball and be dangerous, as well as disrupt an opponent's attack and protect our goal."


Year	GP-GS	G	A	P	GWG	Shots	SOG
2006	12-7	1	0	2	0	6	3
2007	16-5	0	0	0	0	13	5
2008	23-23	0	0	0	0	10	3
2009	13-7	0	1	1	0	1	0
TOTALS	64-42	1	1	3	0	30	11