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Andrea Braendli

Goaltender

Player profile

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

Career Honors

  • National Goaltender of the Month (February 2019)
  • 2x WCHA Goaltender of the Month (February 2019, February 2020)
  • NCAA No. 1 Star of the Week (2/26/19)
  • 2x NCAA No. 2 Star of the Week (2/5/19, 2/28/20)
  • 2x NCAA No. 3 Star of the Week (1/15/19, 3/10/20)
  • 6x WCHA Goaltender of the Week (10/23/18, 1/15/19, 2/26/19, 3/5/19, 2/18/20, 2/25/20)
  • 3x WCHA Rookie of the Week (10/16/18, 11/20/18, 2/5/19)
  • Third Team All-WCHA (2020)
  • WCHA All-Tournament Team (2020)
  • OSU Scholar Athlete (2019, 2020)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2020)
  • WCHA Scholar-Athlete (2020)
  • WCHA All-Academic Team (2020)

2019-20 – Sophomore

  • Started and played in 31 games with a 20-5-5 record
  • Set a program single season record with 20 wins
  • Posted a .929 save percentage on the season and a .928 save percentage in the WCHA, good for second best in the conference
  • Recorded a 1.89 goals against average, good for third in the conference
  • Went 3-for-3 in the shootout win over Minnesota Duluth (11/16/19) for her third career shootout victory
  • Finished the season with four shutouts, including the 1-0 win over Wisconsin in the WCHA Championship
  • Currently tied for third in program history with 10 career shutouts
  • Recorded her first career point with an assist on the game-winning goal against Wisconsin in the WCHA Championship
  • Posted a season-high 41 saves against Wisconsin in the WCHA Championship
  • Named the WCHA Goaltender of the Month for posting a 5-0-1 record in the month of February. She recorded two shutouts and posted the best goals against average and best save percentage in the league, in addition to 170 saves
  • Recorded back-to-back WCHA Goaltender of the Week honors after posting two wins and a shutout to close out the regular season against St. Cloud State (2/25/20)
  • Named the WCHA Goaltender of the Week and the NCAA No. 2 Star of the Week after posting a league-high 74 saves and a 1-0-1 record against Wisconsin (2/18/20)
  • Earned Third Team All-WCHA for her first All-WCHA honor
  • Named to the WCHA All-Tournament Team and named the NCAA No. 3 Star of the Week after winning the WCHA Championship (3/10/20)

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
  • Worked for the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich
  • Favorite teams: San Francisco 49ers and HC Turgau
  • Favorite athlete: Her brother, Patrick
  • Psychology major