Honors & Awards

  • Drafted 40th overall in the 2017 NWSL Draft (Portland Thorns FC)
  • Nebraska Lifter of the Year (2016)
  • Peter Underwood Award (2016)
  • CoSIDA First-Team Academic All-American (2016)
  • All-Big Ten Second Team (2016)
  • Member of 2016 U.S. Under-23 Women's National Team
  • NSCAA Scholar All-North/Central Region Third Team (2016)
  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2014, 2015, 2016)
  • CoSIDA Academic All-District (2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2012, 2013*, 2014*, 2015*, 2016*; Spring 2012*, 2013*, 2014*, 2015*, 2016*) 
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award (2016)
  • Nebraska Outstanding Scholar Award (2017)
  • Big Ten Preseason Honors List (2016)
  • Nebraska SAAC President (2015-16)

*-denotes perfect 4.0 grade-point average

2016 (Senior)
Caroline Flynn was a leader both on the field and in the classroom during her final season at Nebraska. Flynn started 20 games, only sitting out for two matches, and tallied one goal and one assist. Flynn scored her goal on Sept. 11 in the 10th minute at then-No. 13 Clemson. Her assist came on Sept. 23 at Ohio State when she helped Jaycie Johnson achieve the 33rd hat trick in Husker history. Flynn played nearly 1,900 minutes, taking 43 shots, 15 of which were on goal. Flynn earned second-team All-Big Ten accolades after helping guide the Huskers to their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2013.

Flynn collected first-team CoSIDA Academic All-America honors after making the Academic All-District Team for the third consecutive year. She was a member of the 2016 U.S. Under-23 Women's National Team during the summer before her senior season.

2015 (Junior)
Flynn led Nebraska with five goals during her junior campaign. Flynn, who started all 17 games, took 35 shots (16 on goal) over the course of the season. She scored her first goal on Aug. 28 to help NU to a 4-3 double-overtime win over Central Michigan. Flynn added a pair of goals during the Huskers' home stand against Penn State and Ohio State. In the sixth minute of the game against the Nittany Lions, Flynn scored NU's lone goal to give the Huskers an early 1-0 advantage. She scored in the seventh minute against Ohio State.

During the Oct. 23 match at Iowa, Flynn managed two goals to help NU to a 5-3 win. Her first score came in the second minute off an assist from Sydney Miramontez. Flynn's second goal against the Hawkeyes was in the 52nd minute off a Caroline Buelt assist.

2014 (Sophomore)
Flynn scored four goals in 2014, good for third on the team, and added three assists. Flynn started all 19 games, averaging 74 minutes a game, and took 24 shots (11 on goal). 

Flynn earned points in each of the first three games of the season for the Huskers, scoring against SMU and Butler, while adding an assist against DePaul. Her goal against the Mustangs came off a deflection from 20 yards away in the 22nd minute. Against the Bulldogs, Flynn notched the game-winner for the Big Red in the 83rd minute. She assisted Jaycie Johnson's score in the 89th minute against the Blue Demons.

Flynn scored in two of the last four games of the season, helping the Huskers to victories over Indiana and Iowa. Her goal against the Hoosiers in the 12th minute proved to be the game-winner, as she received a cross from Mayme Conroy. In the season finale against the Hawkeyes, Flynn headed in Samantha Areman's corner kick in the 35th minute.

2013 (Medical Redshirt)
Flynn participated in only four matches before suffering a season-ending knee injury at practice. She averaged 65 minutes per contest prior to her injury and added a pair of assists.

Flynn assisted freshman Jaycie Johnson's first career goal with a give-and-go pass in the season-opening 4-0 victory over Southeast Missouri at the Nebraska Soccer Field on Aug. 23.

In the second match of the year against Cincinnati on Aug. 25, Flynn made a through ball pass for her second assist of the year in the 54th minute as Stacy Bartels scored from 12 yards out in the Huskers' 4-1 win.

2012 (Freshman)
Flynn stepped right into the Husker lineup as a true freshman, as she started all 18 games she played. She missed two of Nebraska's 20 games on the year with injury.

Flynn made her debut in the season opener at Oklahoma, where she fired three shots, all on goal, but was unable to find the back of the net. She produced four shots in Nebraska's home opener against Drake, the first of four times on the year she notched four shots in a game.

Flynn scored her first career goal in a 1-1 double-overtime tie with Northern Colorado on Sept. 16. The Huskers outshot the Bears, 30-13, on the day, but were unable to break the 1-1 tie.

Flynn notched her first career assist in the regular-season finale against Minnesota at the Nebraska Soccer Field on Oct. 26. She helped Mayme Conroy score her 13th goal of the season at 76:18. Conroy tied the game, 2-2, less than 10 minutes later.

High School
Flynn chose to forego her senior season at Lincoln Southwest High School and instead joined the Huskers before the start of the spring semester.

Flynn was the Huskers' lone signee in the 2012 class from Lincoln and played at Southwest with former Husker Bri Badje.

Flynn played at Southwest during her freshman and sophomore seasons before playing her junior year at Normal Community High School in Normal, Ill. She then returned to Southwest for her senior year.

While in Lincoln, Flynn was a team captain as a sophomore in 2010 and led the team in assists. She was an instant contributor as a freshman in 2009 with nine goals and five assists for the Silverhawks to rank second on the team in scoring.

During her only season at Normal, Flynn was a team captain and earned the Ironman Award for being the team's hardest worker. She also earned all-state honors from the Illinois High School Soccer Coaches Association.

Flynn chose Nebraska over Minnesota, Virginia, Kansas and Creighton.

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

Personal Information
Caroline is the daughter of the Danny Flynn and Eileen Flynn. She was born on Feb. 28, 1994, and has one brother, Daniel. Caroline majored in communication studies before earning her bachelor's degree from Nebraska in December of 2016. She claimed academic All-Big Ten honors four times, and was a three-time Big Ten Distinguished Scholar. She was a 10-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll, including nine consecutive semesters with a 4.0 GPA. Flynn earned CoSIDA Academic All-District honors on three occasions before garnering first-team CoSIDA Academic All-America recognition in 2016. In 2016, she earned a Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award.

Flynn's Career Statistics








2012 18-18 34 15 1 1 3
2013 4-4 2 0 0 2 2
2014 19-19 24 11 4 3 11






















Flynn's Career Highs
- 4 at Iowa (10/23/15)
Goals - 2 at Iowa (10/23/15)
Assists - 2 vs. North Dakota (9/7/14)