Honors & Awards

  • Big Ten Preseason Player to Watch (2020, 2021)
  • Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Award (2020, 2021, 2022)
  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2020, 2021, 2022)
  • Nebraska Outstanding Scholar Award (2023)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2019, 2020, 2021)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2018, 2019, 2020; Spring 2019, 2020*, 2021*, 2022*)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2019, 2021)

2021 (Senior)
Dakota Chan played in 14 games, earning 12 starts and amassing 947 minutes. Chan tallied seven shots, four of which were on goal. Chan started and played 70 or more minutes in each of the last four games for the Huskers, including the complete game at Illinois on Oct. 21. She was a key factor for the Husker defense, which recorded six shutouts.

2020-21 (Junior)
Chan played and started in all 10 of the Huskers’ games of the season, playing 902 minutes on the season. She played the entire game on three occasions, including the season opener against Minnesota (Feb. 21) and the double overtime matches against Michigan (March 7) and Rutgers (Mar. 25). Chan scored one goal and dished out one assist to tie for second on the team with three points. For her third career goal, Chan scored the Huskers’ lone goal against Illinois (March 18). On March 7 against Michigan, she assisted the goal that gave Nebraska a 2-1 advantage at the half. Chan took 10 shots on the year with six on goal.

2019 (Sophomore)
Chan started each of the first 10 games, amassing 800 minutes, before an injury sidelined her for the final eight games. Chan scored two goals and dished out one assist, taking nine shots (three shots on goal). In all 10 of her appearances, Chan played more than 60 minutes. On Sept. 6 at Long Beach State, she scored her first career goal in the 66th minute to tie the game 1-1 before NU eventually emerged victorious. Chan had a three-point effort against Indiana on Sept. 22 with one goal and one assist. She scored the game winner in the 13th minute before assisting Adriana Maldonado's goal in the 81st minute of NU's triumph over the Hoosiers.

2018 (Freshman)
Chan played in each of the first 16 games of the 2018 season, making 12 starts, before sitting out the final five games. Chan amassed 933 minutes and took six shots, one of which was on goal. After playing 20 minutes or less in the first three games, she played 42 minutes or more in each of the next 13 contests, including seven games with more than 70 minutes. The Huskers went 9-7-5 overall and tied for fifth in the Big Ten with a 5-3-3 record in conference play.

High School
Chan played high school soccer at RA McMath Secondary School in Richmond, B.C., where she earned Top Female Athlete honors on five occasions. She was the 2018 recipient of the Campbell Cup for the school's top student-athlete. The team finished in the top eight of the AAA High School Provincials four times, including a fifth-place finish in 2015. In 2016, McMath took sixth place before finishing seventh in 2017. In 2018, Chan captained McMath to a fifth-place finish and was named to the Commissioner's 11. Chan made the Principal’s Honour Roll every year from 2014 to 2018 and won a Straight A Achievement Award every year from 2015 to 2018. Chan was a multi-sport athlete at RA McMath, where she competed in field hockey, swimming, cross country, basketball and track and field. Chan won Vancouver and District swimming titles in the 50m backstroke and 50m butterfly in 2017 as well as the 200m medley relay at the 2016 Provincial Championships. In 2017, Chan captained the McMath field hockey team to a fifth-place finish at high school Provincials, the best finish in school history, and earned Team MVP honors individually. She also played for the Field Hockey Canada Junior National Team from 2015 to 2017. Chan was named Richmond's High School Athlete of the Year and was a finalist for Sport BC's High School Athlete of the Year.

Other Information
Chan played club soccer for TSS FC, which also produced current Husker Natalie Cooke, under Coach Brendan Quarry. TSS FC captured the 2017 Metro Women’s Select League Cup. In 2018, Chan played for the TSS FC Rovers in the WPSL.

Personal Information
Dakota is the daughter of Tania and Peter, and was born on March 2, 2000. Dakota has a younger sister, Hope, and younger brother, Bodhi. An applied climate science major, Dakota earned her bachelor's degree from Nebraska in May of 2022.

Chan on Nebraska
“Nebraska has everything I am looking for in a university, including excellent academics, world-class facilities, top-notch coaching and an inspiring atmosphere. When I visited the campus, I immediately knew Nebraska was the place for me. The coaches made me feel like Nebraska was a place with endless opportunities where I can achieve my academic and athletic goals while contributing to the success of an outstanding team. The Nebraska soccer program is one that genuinely cares for its players both on and off the field."