Three Huskers soccer players on Big Ten preseason honors list

From: Nebraska Athletics

Nebraska’s Meg Brandt, Sinclaire Miramontez and Savanah Uveges each received Big Ten Preseason Honors recognition, announced by the conference on Monday.

Brandt, a senior from Ankeny, Iowa, has started 59 games over the last three seasons and has compiled nine goals and seven assists. Last season, she made the Big Ten All-Tournament Team and scored three goals, while adding three assists in 21 games. In 2017, Brandt received third-team All-Big Ten recognition after recording four goals and one assist. She earned a spot on the Big Ten All-Freshman Team in 2016 after tallying two goals and three assists during her first year at Nebraska.

Miramontez, a senior from Lenexa, Kan., has been a leader for the Husker defense during each of the last three years, starting 58 games. Earlier this month, Miramontez was named to the MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List, which recognizes the national player of the year. She is a two-time first-team All-Big Ten selection and two-time All-Region honoree. In 2016, she made the Big Ten All-Freshman Team after playing nearly every minute during the season and helped NU qualify for the NCAA Tournament.

Uveges, a senior from Bartlett, Ill., begins her sixth season on Nebraska’s roster in 2019. After not playing for the first three seasons, Uveges has started 29 of her 38 appearances over the last two years and scored nine goals, while adding four assists. Last season, she started all 21 games and received third-team All-Big Ten status after scoring eight goals, second-most on the team. In 2017, Uveges played in 17 games and scored one goal.

The Big Ten also released its preseason poll, as voted on by the conference coaches. Nebraska is picked to finish seventh in the conference. The top eight teams at the end of the regular season qualify for the Big Ten Tournament.

2019 Big Ten Women’s Soccer Preseason Honors List (Nebraska)
Meg Brandt, Sr., MF
Sinclaire Miramontez, Sr., D
Savanah Uveges, Sr., F/MF

2019 Big Ten Women’s Soccer Preseason Coaches’ Poll
1. Penn State
2. Rutgers
3. Wisconsin
4. Ohio State
5. Michigan
6. Minnesota
7. Nebraska
8. Illinois
9. Northwestern
10. Iowa
11. Purdue
12. Indiana
13. Maryland
14. Michigan State