Athletics and academics were celebrated in Gopher Athletics
Uhl, Price earn MVP honors for second year in a row
Minnesota fall sports total 70 recipients
Minnesota improves fall Academic All-Big Ten total by 11
Gophers earn 4-2 win in regular season finale
2012 SENIOR SEASON
Academic All-Big Ten Started all 20 games on the year Minnesota Gold Classic All-Tournament Team Marked one assist on the season and 16 total shots Voted team captain for the second year in a row.
2011 JUNIOR SEASON:
Started all 21 games in 2011 matched a career-high six points (one goal, four assists) served as a team captain named to the Minnesota Gold Classic All-Tournament Team had an assist in the 5-0 home opener victory over South Dakota State (8/21) tallied an assist in the 2-1 overtime loss to Georgia (9/2) in the Minnesota Gold Classic notched an assist and took a career-high four shots in the 3-2 road win over Michigan (9/23) assisted Allie Phillips on the game-winning goal at Northwestern (10/16) scored lone goal of the season in the 6-3 Senior Night triumph over Nebraska (10/28).
2010 SOPHOMORE SEASON:
Earned Minnesota's Spark Award along with 2010 senior Katie Shelander appeared in 15 games during the 2010 season for Minnesota including all three of the Gophers' NCAA tournament games tallied on assist in 2010 -- setting up Tamara Strahota in Minnesota's 7-0 win over Belmont (8/31) tallied two shots over the season, landing one on goal named to the Academic All-Big Ten team earned second letter.
2009 FRESHMAN SEASON:
Earned the Gophers' Newcomer Award, voted on by her teammates appeared in all 20 matches this season, and started 19 one of two true freshman in the starting line-up joined Allie Phillips as the first true freshmen to start a season opener since Katie Bethke, Kylie Kallman and Julie Rezac all started the 2007 opener led Gopher freshmen in goals (3), points (6) and shots (15) three goals are fourth on the team while six points are fifth part of a defense that allowed just 14 goals and pitched 10 shutouts on the season, which are second and third in the Big Ten respectively allowed just six shots, and two in the second half, as part of a shutout against Indiana Nov. 6 allowed just three shots in the second half and overtime combined to earn the 1-0 OT win over Northwestern on Oct. 30 allowed two goals for the first time in seven games in the 2-1 loss to Michigan State on Oct. 25 allowed just seven shots, three on goal, and a lone penalty kick goal in a 1-1 tie to Michigan on Oct. 23 while also taking two shots allowed just three shots on goal to No. 19 Ohio State on Oct. 18 in the 1-0 loss shutout league scoring champ Penn State for 89:56 before allowing just a free kick goal defense pitched eighth shutout of the season, beating No. 9 Purdue 1-0 on Oct. 11, while holding Purdue to only four second-half shots notched her first career two-goal game with her second and third career goals on Oct. 4 against South Dakota scored her first career goal on Sept. 27 against Illinois, scoring the Gophers first goal of the game did not fire a shot at the defense pitched its sixth shutout on Sept. 24 took first shot in four games and tallied a career high three on Sept. 20 as Minnesota put up a season high 31 part of a defense that allowed just one shot on Sept. 20 did not start on Sept. 6 but tallied first career shot on goal tallied first career shot on Aug. 30 against Kennesaw State, finishing with two on the day started first career match on Aug. 21 against South Dakota State.
2009 graduate of Lakeville South High School played for coach Dan Flood 2007 and 2008 all-state 2007 All-State Tournament team 2008 Star Tribune and Pioneer Press first team all-metro 2005-2008 all-conference selectee 2008 team MVP 2008 team captain 2007 MN State Champions 2007 team ranked 16th in NSCAA/adidas national high school poll 2005 and 2006 MN State Semifinalists 2005-2008 Section champions 2006 and 2007 Lake Conference champions member of MN Thunder 90/91 Blue team with fellow Gopher signees Allie Phillips and Marissa Price 2006-2008 Minnesota state champions 2006 Las Vegas Showcase champions member of Minnesota 1991 State ODP team from 2006-2008 with fellow Gopher signees Steph Brandt and Allie Phillips 2007 Region II ODP champions 3rd place at 2008 ODP National Championships member of Iowa 1991 State ODP team from 2004-05 Lakeville South HS National Honors Society (NHS) member 2005-2008 academic all-conference 2008 Kare11 athlete of the week lettered in nordic skiing 2006-2009 2006-2009 nordic skiing all-conference 2009 nordic skiing state tournament qualifier lettered in track 2006-2009 2008 track all-state 2006-2008 track all-conference lettered in cross country 2007 and 2008 2007 and 2008 cross-country all-conference selection received cross country team's Most Inspirational Runner' award.
Born March 26, 1991 daughter of Ron and Phyllis Bagnall has one sister, Megan (28) and two brothers, Luke (25) and Bjorn (20) sister, Megan, and brother, Luke, both swam at Calvin College majoring in kinesiology.
Getting to know Olivia...
Favorite food: Ice cream.
Best soccer memory: Winning State in high school and traveling the country with the Minnesota Thunder.
Biggest celebrity from your hometown/highschool: Elizabeth Yetzer (Golden Gopher cross country and track & field athlete).
Why you chose your number: It's lucky.
Toughest player you've ever faced: Luke Bagnall.
Any superstitions: Icy Hot before every game.
Favorite kids joke: Q. Why did the chicken cross the road? A. To get to the other side.
After college I want to...: Do triathlons.
I cannot live without my: Dog.
Favorite thing about Minneapolis-St. Paul: The lakes.
Best birthday present you ever received: Taylor Swift concert tickets.
Ultimate soccer dream: Playing pro.
Member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee:
What community service projects have you been involved in this year?
Volunteering for Hope Kids, Big Brothers, Big Sisters and reading at elementary schools
Are you a SAAC representative? If so, for how many years?
Yes, this is my second year.
What is your favorite part about SAAC?
You hear about a lot of opportunities to get involved.
How many Maroon Madness events have you attended this year?
Are you involved in any clubs/committees outside of athletics?
Freshman Spotlight: Nikki Albrecht
Incoming freshman Nikki Albrecht joins the Gophers from Cedarburg, Wisconsin.
BTN Soccer Schedule Released
Gopher soccer will have three conference games broadcast on the Big Ten Network this season.
Alum Parkhill Signs with FC Kansas City
Former Gophers goalkeeper Cat Parkhill has signed a contract with FC Kansas City of the National Women’s Soccer League.