Bria Schrotenboer to return to Michigan State


MSU defender Bria Schrotenboer/ Photo Credit: MSU Athletic Communications

Luca Melloni, Women's Soccer Beat Reporter

EAST LANSING — In an unexpected turn of events, defender Bria Schrotenboer returns to East Lansing after transferring to Duke as a junior in the summer of 2021. Schrotenboer was a crucial piece during her first spell under former coach Tom Saxton in 2019 and 2020.

Now, Schrotenboer has the chance to lead a young and talented Michigan State side that finished in fourth place in the Big Ten conference and significantly improved under first-year head coach Jeff Hosler. 

As a freshman, Schrotenboer featured in 16 games and scored one goal in the 2019 season. A season in which MSU finished 8-10-1 overall but just 1-9-1 in the conference. She was named to the All-Big Ten Freshman Team that season. 

Schrotenboer will bring security and quality to the Spartan defense next fall. 

At Duke, she made four appearances and recorded one assist against Pittsburgh in October. Duke reached the Elite Eight of the 2021 NCAA tournament and they were defeated by Santa Clara 2-1. 

Schrotenboer has also made appearances in the USWNT camps for the U-19 and U-20 squads.

In her youth career, she was listed twice in the US Soccer Development Academy Central Best XI. 

Schrotenboer is the sixth transfer announced this offseason for MSU along with eight incoming freshmen recruits. Hosler and his coaching staff are adding depth and quality to prepare for a challenging fall season in 2022.