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#12 Thomas Brandt
Position: Back
Height: 5'11"
Year: Senior
City/State: Palmyra, Pa.
High School: Palmyra Area

Career Games Played/Started: 56/52
Career Stats:
11 goals, 1 assist, 23 points

2011: Team captain ... Third-team NSCAA All-Region ... First-team All-Ivy ...Capital One CoSIDA First-Team Academic All-District ... Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Co-Performer of the Year ...  Lowe's Senior CLASS Award candidate ... Preseason Herman Award Watch List ... CollegeSoccerNews.com Preseason All-American ... Started all 17 matches ... Tied for second on team with five goals ... His five goals came on just five shots on goal ... Scored twice in the first half at Columbia (10/8) as part of a comeback in an eventual 3-2 win ... Recorded Penn's first hat trick since 1995 with all three goals in a double-overtime win at Harvard (11/12) ... Named Ivy League Player of the Week, Philadelphia Soccer Six Player of the Week and CollegeSoccerNews.com National Team of the Week after his hat trick against the Crimson.

Served as one of three captains … First-team NSCAA All-Northeast Region … First-team All-Ivy … ECAC All-Star … Academic All-Ivy … Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area … Ivy League Player of the Week (10/18) … ECAC Defensive Player of the Week (10/18) … TopDrawerSoccer.com National Team of the Week (9/13) … Started all 19 of team’s matches, one of only two players on team to do so … Tied for second on the team with five goals … Scored overtime game-winner against George Mason (9/10) … Found back of the net in his next outing, against Lafayette (9/12) … Netted game-winner against Dartmouth (10/16) … Scored Penn’s lone goal in a 2-1 loss to Penn State (10/27) … Posted Penn’s score in a 2-1 loss at No. 16 Princeton (11/6).

2009: Played in all 17 game, making 16 starts ... Philadelphia Soccer Six All-Star ... Anchored a defense that held opponents to a 1.44 goals-against average and posted six shutouts ... Scored first collegiate goal, the game-winner, in 3-0 win over Albany (9/18) ... Also had shots against Villanova (9/7), Navy (9/20) and Princeton (11/7).

2008: Played in three games ... Registered his first collegiate point, an assist on the overtime game-winner vs. Harvard (11/15) to clinch the Ivy League title ... Won the 2009 USYSA national championship with Baltimore Casa Mia Bays club team. 

High School: U.S. Youth National Team Pool 2004-05 ... Played with Baltimore Casa Mia Bays ... 2008 U.S. Soccer Development Academy Champion ... Named to the 2008 Development Academy's Mid-Atlantic Conference team ... 2006 USYSA National and Region I Champion ... 2006 and 2007 Maryland State Cup Champion ... EPSYA and Region I ODP participant 2002-07 ... Traveled to France and Italy (2006) and Spain (2005) with Region I team ... Played with New York Red Bulls in Spain (2007) ... Played with Reading Rage and won Super Y League Mid Atlantic championship (2005) ... Played with FC Delco, 2000-05, winning the state championship each year ... Several current and former Penn players are alums of FC Delco ... At Palmyra: Team won the Pennsylvania state title ... Two-time captain ... Four-year varsity starter ... Two-time All-Lebanon County first team selection ... As a senior: named NSCAA/adidas High School Boys All-Region II (East), all-state, Mid Penn Keystone Player of the Year, Patriot News Big 11 Player and Mid Penn All-Star ... Selected to Mid Penn All-Star first team as a junior and second team as a sophomore ... 2006 team MVP ... Four-time Patriot News Mid Penn Player to Watch ... Scored 32 goals and 48 assist in his high school career ... National Honor Society.

Personal: Son of Deborah and Steven Brandt ... Has two brothers, Michael and Andrew ... Brother Andrew is a senior on the football team at Lebanon Valley College ... Played with fellow Quakers, Christian Barreiro and Jake Levin, with the Casa Mia Bays ... Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Why Penn? "I believe that Penn will challenge me both athletically and academically, which will prepare me for my life after college."

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