- U.S. National Team: U-17 WNT
- Position: Defender
- Date Of Birth: June 30, 1995
- Height: 5-6
- Hometown: Purcellville, Va.
- Club: FC Virginia
U.S. National Teams: Didn’t get her first call-up to the U-17s until February of 2012 … A member of the U.S. team that won the 2012 CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship in Guatemala and qualified for the 2012 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup … Started all five games during qualifying in Guatemala and played all but 18 minutes of the tournament … Has one international goal so far this year, scoring against Slovenia’s full Women’s National Team in a 2-1 victory in July of 2012 … Also scored the game-winner against Austrian women’s club champion Luv Graz in a 2-1 victory in July of 2012 … Second on the team in minutes played in international matches this year heading into the Women’s World Cup with 1,088 … Attended the U.S. Soccer U-14 I.D. Camp in 2009.
College / High School: Has verbally committed to attend Penn State in the fall of 2013 … Attends Woodgrove High School … An All-District selection as a freshman … An All-Region selection as a freshman and sophomore … Only played a few games of high school soccer as a junior due to national team commitments, but returned to help the Wolverines win the Virginia AA state title.
Club: Played from U-15 to present for FC Virginia in the ECNL … From U-12 through U-14 she played for Herndon Hotspur … From U-19 through U-11 she played for Loudan Elite.
Personal: Full name is Brittany Sue Basinger … May want to be a physical therapist … Also plays high school basketball and helped the Wolverines to the state semifinals in her junior year … Led the varsity basketball team in steals and assists … As a sophomore, she won the All-Academic Principal’s Award and the President Education Award in recognition of outstanding academic excellence … Says she likes being a normal teenager but doesn’t have much time because “soccer basically controls my life” … Both of her siblings are multi-sport athletes as well … Her brother, J.B., plays high school football and baseball and her sister, Brooke, plays high school basketball and lacrosse … Says the three words that best describe her off the field are “energetic, cheerful and unique” … The three words that best describe her on the field are “relentless, determined and tenacious” … Her motto is “It’s impossible to fail as long as you never quit” … The best present she ever received was her dog, Duchess, a bichon frise … Favorite class is math … Favorite food is steak … Favorite snacks are Grasshopper Fudge Mint cookies … You won’t catch her eating spinach … Favorite soccer players are Ali Krieger and Lionel Messi … Says the best part about being a soccer player is “always being in shape” … She has three pets, her dog Duchess and Maggie, a maltipoo, and one unnamed fish who ate all her other fish … Favorite superhero is Superman because “he always saves the day” … Favorite cereal is Fruity Pebbles … Favorite dessert is red velvet cake … First thing she notices about people is their smile … Favorite smell is the ocean.