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Andrea Braendli

Goaltender

Player profile

  • Height 5-6
  • Year Freshman
  • Hometown Zurich, Switzerland
  • Last Team EHC Schaffhausen

Career Honors

  • National Goaltender of the Month 1 time (February 2019)
  • WCHA Goaltender of the Month 1 time (February 2019)
  • NCAA Star of the Week 3 times (No. 1 on 2/26/19, No. 2 on 2/5/19 and No. 3 on 1/15/19)
  • WCHA Goaltender of the Week 4 times (10/23/18, 1/15/19, 2/26/19, 3/5/19)
  • WCHA Rookie of the Week 3 times (10/16/18, 11/20/18, 2/5/19)

2018-19 – Freshman

  • Appeared in 29 games with 28 starts with a 16-10-2 record
  • Posted a .939 save percentage for the season, the second best single season save percentage for a Buckeye goaltender in program history
  • Finished the season with six shutouts, tied for the third-highest total in a single season and the fifth-highest total in program history
  • Her 1.88 goals-against-average is tied for third in single season rankings
  • The 16 wins she accumulated is the fifth-highest win total for an OSU goalie in a single season
  • Her 783 saves are the seventh-most in a season
  • Tallied a career-high 52 saves in a 1-1 shootout win at No. 1 Wisconsin (Feb. 22)
  • Named the National and WCHA Goaltender of the Month for February after posting a 2-0-2 record with two shutouts and two shootout wins against No. 1 Wisconsin
  • Earned both NCAA No. 1 Star of the Week and WCHA Goaltender of the Week honors for her 92-save weekend at No. 1 Wisconsin that resulted in two shootout wins (Feb. 26)
  • Selected as the NCAA No. 2 Star of the Week and WCHA Rookie of the Week after her 50-save weekend at St. Cloud State where the Buckeyes notched back-to-back shutouts (Feb. 5)
  • Selected as the NCAA No. 3 Star of the Week and WCHA Goaltender of the Week after her 32-save shutout of No. 1 Wisconsin (Jan. 15)
  • Took home WCHA Rookie of the Week after helping the Buckeyes sweep Minnesota Duluth (Nov. 20)
  • Tabbed for the WCHA Goaltender of the Week after an 84-save weekend at No. 3 Minnesota where the Buckeyes split with the Gophers (Oct. 23)
  • Earned her first conference award with a WCHA Rookie of the Week win after stopping 55-of-56 shots as the Buckeyes swept Minnesota State (Oct. 16)

Prior to Ohio State

  • Played for Swiss National Team in the 2018 Winter Olympics
  • Spent the 2017-18 season with EHC Schaffhausen where she made seven appearances in net
  • Played for HC Young Lions Thurgau squad in 2016-17
  • Named the Best Goaltender of the IIHF Ice Hockey U-18 Women’s World Championship Division 1

Personal

  • Daughter of Henry and Yvonne Brandli
  • Has one brother, Patrick
  • Plans to major in psychology and pursue a law degree after graduation