Honors & Awards

  • Nebraska Lifter of the Year (2015)
  • All-Big Ten Second Team (2015)
  • Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award (2016)
  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2016)
  • 2015 CollegeSoccer360.com Primetime Performers Honor Roll (Aug. 21, 2015)
  • Big Ten All-Freshman Team (2012)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2013, 2014, 2015)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2012, 2014, 2015; Spring 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014, 2015, 2016)

2015 (Senior)
Jaylyn Odermann started all 17 games in her final season at Nebraska. She scored four goals and added four assists during the 2015 campaign. Odermann took 26 shots, 12 of which were on goal. After the season, she was named to the All-Big Ten second team.

Odermann had a career-high day in NU's home opener against Kansas on Aug. 21, scoring two goals and adding an assist for a personal best five points. Odermann's third goal came against then-No. 20 DePaul on the road, earning the first goal of the game in Nebraska's 3-1 victory. Odermann was named to the CollegeSoccer360.com Primetime Performers Weekly Honor Roll for the week of Aug. 24 for her standout performance against the Jayhawks. 

After recording two assists against Ohio State on Sept. 27, Odermann scored NU's lone goal in the following match at Purdue on Oct. 2. 

2014 (Junior)
Odermann helped lead Nebraska's defense in 2014 and played the full 90 minutes in nearly every game. Her efforts helped the Huskers to five shutouts during her junior campaign.

She also contributed on offense with an assist against Ohio State on Oct. 26. Her cross from the right wing was headed in by Mayme Conroy in the 57th minute against the Buckeyes. 

For the season, Odermann took four shots, two of which were on goal. She led the team in minutes played with 1,739. 

2013 (Sophomore)
Odermann saw action in 22 of Nebraska's 24 matches. She averaged more than 64 minutes per contest, including a stretch of five matches where the sophomore played the full 90 minutes.

Odermann recorded a pair of postseason assists on the year. She connected with Mayme Conroy in Nebraska's first-round Big Ten Tournament victory over Minnesota on Nov. 6. Odermann added an assist on another Conroy goal in NU's second-round NCAA Tournament loss to Boston College on Nov. 22.

Odermann was logging more than 80 minutes per game prior to being slowed down by a midseason injury. Odermann played a part in seven shutouts for the Husker defense.

2012 (Freshman)
Odermann was one of two true freshmen to start all 20 games for the Huskers in 2012.
Odermann, who captured Big Ten All-Freshman honors, was part of a defensive unit that posted three shutouts on the season, while holding opponents to a goal or less nine times. Offensively, she contributed two goals and a pair of assists.

Odermann led the Huskers to their first win of the season on Aug. 26, a 2-0 victory over New Mexico at the Nebraska Soccer Field. Odermann assisted on Kraeutner's goal at 38:34, then headed in a pass from Stacy Bartels at 55:14 for Odermann's first goal as a Husker.

Odermann picked up her second assist of the season in a 2-1 overtime loss to Purdue. Following a corner kick from Caroline Gray early in the first half, Odermann attempted a header, but it was blocked by Boilermaker goalie Clara Kridler. Mayme Conroy was there for the rebound.

Two days after the Purdue loss, Odermann and the Huskers got back on the winning track with a 2-1 win over Indiana. After Conroy scored at 63:49 to put the Huskers ahead 1-0, Odermann delivered a header on a corner kick from Gray at 68:31. The goal proved to be the game winner, as Indiana avoided a shutout by scoring a goal with 15 seconds left in regulation.

High School
Odermann was one of two players from Millard North High School to sign with the Huskers in 2012, joining teammate Alyssa Flannery.

One of the top defenders in the state, Odermann was both a Super-State pick by the Lincoln Journal Star and a first-team All-Nebraska selection by the Omaha World-Herald following both her junior and senior seasons.

She helped the Mustangs post 16 shutouts during her junior season and another 15 during her senior season in 2012.

Odermann and the Mustangs entered the 2012 state tournament looking for their second straight Class A title as the No. 2 seed, but they fell to Lincoln Southeast in the semifinals following a 2-0 opening-round win over Lincoln Southwest. On the year, Odermann scored four goals and added five assists.

As a junior in 2011, Odermann helped Millard North win its sixth state title with a 2-1 overtime win over Lincoln Southeast. The Mustangs finished second in 2009 and reached the semifinals in 2010.

Odermann chose Nebraska over Creighton and Kansas.

Other Information
During the club season, Odermann played for the Toro Soccer Club under Coach Marcus Kelcher. She was part of four State Cup championship teams and was on the 2008 squad that won the Region II championship.

Personal Information
Jaylyn is the daughter of the late Mike Odermann and Tom and Kari Narduzzo. Jaylyn was born on May 13, 1994. She has three sisters, Camryn, Carly, and Tehryn, and three brothers, Coleton, Caleb and Kaedyn. Jaylyn is majoring in communication studies and is a seven-time selection to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. Jaylyn has also been named to the Academic All-Big Ten list on three occasions and took home a Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award in 2016. She was a three-time member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team and won a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award in 2016.

Odermann's Career Statistics








2012 20-20 13 6 2 2 6
2013 22-11 5 1 0 2 2
2014 19-19 4 2 0 1 1















Odermann's Career Highs
Points -
5 vs. Kansas (8/21/15)
Goals - 2 vs. Kansas (8/21/15)
Assists - 2 vs. Ohio State (9/27/15)