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