UC SANTA BARBARA
2011: Started all 23 games in goal and played every minute of the season…Tallied 70 saves and a .680 saves percentage…Posted a 1.39 goals against average…Tallied seven shutouts…Recorded a 15-7-1 record…Had a season-best eight saves in the NCAA Tournament Third Round game against Creighton (Nov. 27)…Prior season-best was seven saves in an overtime win against Duke (Sept. 2), which helped him to Duke/Nike Classic All-Tournament Team honors…Garnered Big West Defensive Player of the Week accolades after posting consecutive shutouts against San Diego (Sept. 23) and Sacramento State (Sept. 25).
Played for Tyler Junior College in Texas…Won consecutive National Championships at Tyler in 2009 and 2010…Was the National Championship All-Tournament Goalkeeper in 2010…Was also a 2010 NSCAA First Team All-American…Also awarded with 2010 Academic All-American Honors…Posted a 0.42 goals against average as a sophomore and did not concede a goal during the 2010 National Tournament.
Played for VFL Wolfsburg Youth Academy for 13 years…Spent four years playing for Eintracht Braunschweig U23.
Attended high school in Germany…Graduated in 2007.
André Grandt was born on January 29 in Wolfsburg, Germany…Parents are Jorg and Sabine Grandt…Has a sister, Alina Grandt…Is majoring in business economics at UCSB…Aspires to get a well paying job and have a happy family…When he is not playing soccer, he is listening to music and taking care of his girlfriend…Can’t do without his girlfriend and family…Before games, he focuses and concentrates to prepare…Can best be described as well organized and always on top of things…He would like people to know that he always gives his best and is very ambitious…His most memorable sporting moment was saving a penalty kick with 10 minutes remaining while his team was two goals behind. They went on to win the game, 3-2…Would love to play against his favorite athlete, Tim Wiese…Cheers for former team, VFL Wolfsburg…Enjoys watching “Troy” and “Black Hawk Down”…Favorite television show is “Scrubs”…Enjoys reading “Focus Money Magazine.”