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Brittany Aanderud

Class: Junior
Position: M
Height: 5-4

Previous School: Sunny Hills HS

Hometown: Fullerton, Calif.

2013 (So.)
• Earned Big South All-Conference first team honors
• Registered one goal and five assists during the Big South Championship, garnering Big South All-Tournament team and Tournament MVP honors
• Named to NSCAA All-Region second team, marking the highest regional honor earned by a Lady Flame ever
• VaSID All-State first team
• Closed the year with a single-season school record and conference-leading 10 assists
• Team co-leader in goals with six
• Started all 23 games
• Enters the 2014 campaign third all-time in program history with 15 career assists
• Posted both of Liberty's goals against Presbyterian College (Oct. 5), including the game-winner in overtime
• Recorded the initial goal in the 15th minute of the 2013 Big South Championship, kick starting a 5-0 victory over Radford (Nov. 10) to set a tournament record for the most tallies in a finals matchup
• Also scored goals in victories over Saint Joseph's (Sept. 8), Charleston Southern (Sept. 25) and VMI (Oct. 16)

2012 (Fr.)
• Big South All-Freshman team member
• Led the Lady Flames with five assists on the season
• Finished fourth on the team in total points (7)
• Recorded two assists in a 4-0 victory over USC Upstate (Aug. 26), while also adding helpers in wins against American (Aug. 31), South Carolina State (Sept. 16) and Winthrop (Oct. 6)
• Posted a goal in Liberty's 5-1 win against Presbyterian College (Sept. 20)

Prep
• Played center midfielder for Arsenal FC, helping her squad capture an Elite Clubs National League national championship and a Surf Cup championship
•  Multiple letterwinner at Sunny Hills High School,
• Three-time all-league and first team All-California Interscholastic Federation honoree.
• Named team and league MVP during her junior year
• Orange County Player of the Year
• Posted 20 goals and 24 assists her senior season, closing out her high school career with 61 goals and 64 assists

Personal
• Daughter of the late Stephen Aanderud and Julie Aanderud
• Majoring in biomedical sciences at Liberty with aspirations of becoming a physician's assistant upon graduation
• Birthday is Dec. 28
• Older brother Bryan spent two seasons as a second baseman for the Flames baseball team, helping Liberty capture the 2013 Big South Championship and advance to the finals of the NCAA Columbia Regional