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Brosnahan Joins RedHawks to Bolster Backfield

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Jan. 23, 2017

OXFORD, Ohio – With graduation hitting the Miami soccer team’s defense hard over the past couple seasons, head coach Bobby Kramig has added Lydia Brosnahan to the fold for next season.

Brosnahan spent the 2016 season at Purdue, where she played in 12 matches and earned three starts. The Highland Park, Illinois native clocked 529 minutes for the Boilermakers last fall.

“We are delighted to welcome Lydia to Miami Soccer,” Kramig said. “She is a talented player who has experience competing at a high level.”

Prior to arriving at Purdue, Brosnahan played soccer at Lake Forest Academy, where she served as team captain. She also helped the Eclipse Select Soccer Club qualify for the Elite Clubs National League Playoffs in 2014.

Miami is coming off its fifth-straight appearance in the Mid-American Conference Tournament, a quarterfinal defeat against Western Michigan that finished an 8-9-2 2016 campaign (5-4-2 MAC). Brosnahan is expected to help bolster a defense that graduated team captain Dana Miller, who logged 1,418 minutes on the pitch.