Heather Brendel

THEN: Co-Captain (1979, 1980) Leading scorer (1978-1980) 14 Goals and 3 Assists (1980)
1980 U.S. National Soccer Tournament All Star Player
ISSA MVP National Tournament Offensive Player
NSCAA 1980-81 Intercollegiate All-American (first team)
EAIAW 1980 All Regional Selection (first team)

NOW: Happily retired after teaching Physical Education and coaching soccer for 31 years. Blessed to be able to help and spend time with parents and children. Currently working on my golf game and apparently I’ll need the rest of my life to do so. Grateful for the life lessons the 1980 soccer season taught me.

Soccer Memory: The trip out to Colorado for the National Tournament in 2 vans; playing the championship game in the snow; police escort into Cortland after we won.

Watch Heather’s induction into the Cortland State Hall of Fame (2013) below.

Position Forward
Height 5'4"
Grade Senior
Hometown Spencerport, NY
High School E. J. Wilson
Season Fall 1980