Brett Maron

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Brett Maron
Personal information
Full name Brett Elizabeth Maron
Date of birth (1986-06-02) June 2, 1986 (age 31)
Place of birth Billerica, Massachusetts, United States
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Kristianstads DFF
Number 1
Youth career
2004–2007 Fairfield Stags
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007 SoccerPlus Connecticut
2008 Fram
2009 Kristianstads DFF 8 (0)
2010 Atlanta Beat 5 (0)
2011 magicJack 4 (0)
2012 Valur 16 (0)
2013– Kristianstads DFF 14 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:28, August 3, 2015 (UTC).

Brett Maron (born June 2, 1986) is an American soccer goalkeeper currently playing for Kristianstads DFF in Sweden's Damallsvenskan.

Collegiate career[edit]

Maron played college soccer for Fairfield University where she earned honors as SoccerBuzz First Team All-Northeast Region and NSCAA Third Team All-Northeast Region in 2006 and twice as Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Defensive Player of the Year and MAAC Goalkeeper of the Year in 2005 and 2006. She backstopped the Stags to the 2005 MAAC Tournament championship and a berth in the 2005 NCAA Women's Soccer Championship. During her four-year career, Maron posted 34 wins, which is third all-time in program history. She finished second in school history with 24 shutouts, falling short by 0.5 shutouts, having played in the NCAA rules era of not splitting shutouts between keepers. Maron played 6,911 minutes in her career, with a goals-against average of 1.11. She recorded 376 saves, a dozen short of the school record in that category as well.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Maron began her professional soccer career with SoccerPlus Connecticut of the Women's Premier Soccer League in 2007. She then played for Afturelding FC of the Icelandic Women's Premier League (Landsbankadeild) in 2008 where she was named to the mid-season Top Eleven and named the Best Foreign Player and Best Goalkeeper by the league.[2] She then moved to Kristianstads DFF of the Swedish Women's Premier League (Damallsvenskan) in 2009.[3] Maron signed with the Atlanta Beat of Women's Professional Soccer on February 9, 2010.[4] In 2011, she played for magicJack. As Anna Felicitas Sarholz was injured and couldn't play for the second half of the season in the German Bundesliga, Turbine Potsdam signed Maron in January 2012 for the rest of the season.[5] She and Potsdam however ended her contract mutually when the Women's Professional Soccer folded and goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher returned to Potsdam.[6] Maron instead signed for Valur in Iceland's Úrvalsdeild.[7] Following the end of the season she returned to Kristiantads DFF three years later.

Education[edit]

Maron received her bachelor's degree in Anthropology and Sociology from Fairfield University in 2008.[8] During her senior year, inspired by 2006 Nobel Peace Prize recipient Muhammad Yunus and the Grameen Bank, Maron and eight other Fairfield students started Sustainable Equity for Women, a micro-lending project designed to raise and invest money in small businesses run by women in developing countries in conjunction with Kiva Microfunds.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fairfield Alumnae Brett Maron Signs Professional Contract With Atlanta Beat Of WPS Archived July 11, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "Fótbolti.net". fotbolti.net. 
  3. ^ Amerikanskan Brett Maron är klar för spel och ansluter till truppen om en månad Archived January 31, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Atlanta Beat signs two free agents[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Wsoccernews.com". wsoccernews.com. 
  6. ^ "Brett Maron leaves Potsdam already" (in German). womensoccer.de. February 8, 2012. Retrieved February 8, 2012. 
  7. ^ Profile in soccerway.com
  8. ^ Fairfield Stags player profile Archived July 11, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  9. ^ Fairfield University. "Fairfield University". fairfield.edu. Archived from the original on 2012-08-03. 

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