Honors & Awards

  • 2020 NWSL Draft Pick (Reign FC, 34th overall pick)
  • Big Ten All-Tournament Team (2018)
  • U.S. U-23 Women's National Team Training Camp (May 2018)
  • La Manga, Spain Tournament - U.S. U-23 Women's National Team (April 2019)
  • Third-Team All-Big Ten (2017)
  • Big Ten Preseason Honors List (2018, 2019)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2017, 2018)
  • Big Ten All-Freshman Team (2016)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2016, 2017; Spring 2019, 2020)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2017, 2018)

2019 (Senior)
Meg Brandt started all 18 games in 2019 and amassed 1,662 minutes, the second-most among the Huskers behind only goalkeeper Aubrei Corder (1,681). Brandt led the Husker offense in nearly every statistical category, including goals (3), points (6), shots (36) and shots on goal (21). After not scoring in any of the first 13 games of the season, Brandt scored three goals over the span of the final five games. She set a career high with two goals against Maryland on Oct. 11, scoring in the fourth and 37th minutes of NU's 2-0 victory. On Oct. 17, Brandt scored in the 20th minute of NU's 1-1 draw at Minnesota. She played 90 or more minutes on 14 occasions and never played less than 70 minutes in a game during the season.

2018 (Junior)

Brandt, who started all 21 games in 2018, ranked third on the team in goals (3), third in assists (3), fourth in points (9), second in shots (36) and second in shots on goal (16). She compiled 1,924 minutes, the fourth-most by a Husker during the season. She earned Big Ten All-Tournament honors after playing the full 200 minutes in NU's two games during the tournament. Brandt scored her first goal of the season on Aug. 26 when she found the back of the net for the game winner against Oregon State. She added an assist in Nebraska's road win over No. 13 NC State on Sept. 9.

Brandt produced a three-point effort against Indiana on Sept. 20, scoring a goal in the 53rd minute before assisting Faith Carter's game winner in the 91st minute. On Sept. 23, Brandt recorded an assist in NU's 1-0 win over Purdue. In the regular-season finale against Michigan State on Oct. 24, Brandt scored a goal in the 12th minute to help Nebraska earn a tie for fifth in the Big Ten and a spot in the conference tournament.

2017 (Sophomore)

Brandt earned third-team All-Big Ten accolades after starting all 19 games and amassing 1,645 minutes. Brandt's four goals during the season were the third-most by a Husker, and she added one assist. Brandt scored NU's first goal of the season when she found the back of the net against Kansas in the seventh minute on Aug. 18. On Sept. 8, Brandt scored in the 44th minute against San Diego State. She scored twice during Big Ten play, the first coming Sept. 29 at Michigan State in the 72nd minute. Brandt put together a three-point effort at Purdue on Oct. 12. She scored a goal in the 48th minute before assisting the game winner in the 97th minute against the Boilermakers. During the season, Brandt took 32 shots, 16 of which were on goal.

2016 (Freshman)

Brandt played in all 22 games, earning 19 starts, en route to Big Ten All-Freshman Team honors in 2016. Brandt scored two goals and added three assists in 1,410 minutes of action. She took 18 shots, nine of which were on goal. Brandt was one of three true freshmen to start the season opener against Marquette, and proved her impact early with a goal in the fifth minute. She had game-winning assists in two of the next three contests at then-No. 16 BYU (Aug. 22) and at Oregon State (Aug. 28). Her third assist helped the Huskers defeat Illinois on Oct. 13. Brandt's second goal of the 2016 campaign came against then-No. 13 Clemson on Sept. 11. She scored in the sixth minute against the Tigers.

High School

Brandt was named 2015 Gatorade Iowa Girls Soccer Player of the Year as a standout for Ankeny Centennial. Brandt also earned a spot on the TopDrawerSoccer.com All-America second team in 2016 after collecting first-team all-state honors during her junior season in 2015. In 2013, she helped Centennial win the Class 4A state title under Coach Chris Allen and was named captain of the all-tournament team as a freshman. Brandt tallied 35 goals and 21 assists during her career, scoring 23 of her goals and nine of her assists as a senior. A CIML all-academic team member, Brandt also played point guard for the basketball team for four years.

Other Information

Brandt helped Iowa Rush to three State Cup crowns under Coach Daryl Brazeau. One of Brandt's teammates during the club season was Caroline Buelt, who lettered for the Huskers from 2015 to 2018.

Personal Information

Meg is the daughter of John and Lauri Brandt, and was born on April 19, 1998. She has two sisters, Sarah and Mary, and two brothers, Michael and Carter. Carter was a member of the Nebraska track and field team. Meg is majoring in marketing at Nebraska. She is a three-time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll selection. She was named to the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team in 2017 and 2018. In addition, she was an Academic All-Big Ten selection in 2017 and 2018.

Brandt on Nebraska
“I chose Nebraska because it felt like home. I knew the coaches wanted to help me achieve my goals and improve my soccer abilities. Also, the team seemed like a family to me.”