8 Brad Horton
2011: Earned Michigan Invitational All-Tournament Team honors. Started and played in 20 matches. Tallied an assist on the overtime, winning goal at Marquette. Posted 16 total shots, four shots on goal. Played a full 90 minutes in 19 of his 20 matches played. Recorded 16 total shots, four on goal. Helped the Huskie defense post 12 shutouts, second-most in school history, and a season goals against average of 0.70.
2010: Appeared in 16 matches, making 15 starts. Scored one goal and tallied three assists. Scored the game-winning goal against Western Michigan. Recorded his first assist of the season on Juan Hoyos' goal against Wisconsin, also assisted on Hoyos' goal at Western Michigan and on Hoyos' game-winner against Bowling Green. Recorded 15 shots on the season, six on goal. Had a season-high three shots against DePaul.
2009: Appeared in 19 matches for the Huskies, starting in all but one. Selected to the All-MAC First Team. Returned to the pitch as the squad's leading scorer as a sophomore. Scored a MAC seventh-best six goals on 33 shots, including the game-winner against Milwaukee to help NIU retain the LeWang Cup. Went 1-1 in penalty kicks, netting a goal against UNC Greensboro to earn a multi-goal match. Added goals against Lafayette, Oregon State and Milwaukee. Earned four assists, including one on Juan Hoyos' game-winner against Oregon State. Ranked ninth in the MAC with 16 points, tallying .84 per game, and was ninth in the conference with 0.32 goals per game. Placed 15 shots on goal, and averaged 1.74 shots a game.
2008: Named to the 2008 College Soccer News All-Freshman Second Team and All-Mid-American Conference Second Team. Played in all 21 matches and started 18. Led NIU in goals (six), points (15) and game-winning goals (four). Tallied his first two collegiate goals in back to back wins against San Francisco and SIU-Edwardsville. Netted the game-winning goal in the 1-0 overtime upset over No. 2 SMU. Also scored game-winning goals against San Francisco and Bowling Green. Went three-for-three on penalty-kick attempts, scoring against SIU-Edwardsville, Xavier and Hartwick. Recorded three assists. Helped Matt Zirretta's game-winning goal against Western Michigan. Connected with Danny Lopez for a goal versus Bowling Green.
High School: NSCAA All-American graduated early from Sycamore High School and practiced with NIU in the spring. Three-time first team all-conference honoree capped his career with NSCAA and IHSSCA state player of the year honors. National Player of the Year finalist scored 44 goals as a senior, including eight hat tricks and 19 consecutive matches with a goal. In his junior season, led his team with 27 goals and 20 assists, earning all-conference and all-Midwest accolades. Paced the Spartans with 23 goals and 13 assists as a sophomore, when he was honored as a member of the all-conference and all-sectional teams.
Club: Captained the Rockford Raptors from 2004-07. Team won the State Cup Championship in 2005, and was a finalist in `01, `04 and `07. Raptors also won the USYSA Region II title in 2004, and `05, and were finalists in 07.
Personal: Born March 1, 1990 in DeKalb. Son of Roxanne and Chris Horton. Brother Scott played soccer at McKendree College. Enjoys music and computers.