Get To Know: Amanda Draeger

Amanda Draeger returns to the team to solidify BYU's defense in 2008. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

Name: Amanda Kaye Draeger


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Who is your favorite athlete? My Dad.

How old were you when you first started playing soccer? 5 years old.

What has been the highlight of your athletic career? Winning the MWC Tournament.

Where was the toughest place you've ever competed? San Diego.

If you could change anything about your sport, what would you change? You could play around the goals, it could be fun!

Who do you call first after a game? My family.

If you could be a character on any TV show, who would it be? Merideth on Gray's Anatomy.

If you could meet any person living or dead, who would it be? My grandpa - Darrell Doney.

What is your nickname? BVD or D-RAEGER.

What phrases or words do you use too much? "Bless Your Heart."

What is your favorite thing about BYU in general? Being around good people and the mountains.

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Amanda's Stats:

At BYU

JUNIOR - (2007): Started and played in 22 games ... missed one game due to injury ... part of a defense that allowed only 11 goals for the second year in a row ... recorded one goal and one assist with nine shots on the year ... scored first goal of the game against Utah State in a 2-1 win ... recorded an assist in a 3-0 win at Air Force.

SOPHOMORE - (2006): Played in victory over Wyoming.

REDSHIRT - (2005): Torn ACL

FRESHMAN - (2004): Played in three games for the Cougars ... Cougar Club Scholar Athlete.

Before BYU

2002 CIF Division I Champions ... Sunset League Champions in 2001 and 2002 ... First-team All-League in 2002 ... Second-team All-CIF in 2002 ... 2000 Scholar-Athlete Award ... Academic Booster Award from 2001-03 ... National Youth Character Award in 2003 ... Character Coalition Award in 2002 and 2003 ... High School letters in volleyball, basketball and track ... 2002 State Cup Champions ... Named to Edison's Soccer Hall of Fame in 2004 ... Edison's 2004 Athlete of the Year ... 2004 varsity team MVP ... Team captain in 2004 ... Captain's Award in 2004 ... Most Valuable Offensive Player of the Sunset League ... First-team All CIF in 2004 ... First-team All-Sunset League in 2004 ... Club: Southern Cal Blues.

Personal

Parents: Dara and Steve ... Siblings: Jason, Justin, Stephanie and Jennifer.

Statistics

Year GP Shs Gls Asts Pts

2007 22 9 1 1 3

2006 1 0 0 0 0

2005 Redshirt

2004 3 0 0 0 0

Total 26 9 1 1 3

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