Highlights from Session I with Brandi
Every athlete had the opportunity to work with Brandi on the field, participate in a Q&A session and receive an autograph and photo with one of the greatest soccer players in the world.
Brandi’s BSA Experience
Around the Campfire with Brandi
Chastain was an important contributor on two Women’s World Cup championship teams (1991 & 1999), two Olympic championships (1996, 2004), and an Olympic silver medal winner (2000). In 1999, she became a household name after she delivered the game-winning shootout penalty kick against China in the FIFA Women’s World Cup final. Chastain played in 192 games for the national team and scored 30 goals. She has also worked in soccer broadcasting as both an Olympics and World Cup color commentator.
As a collegiate star, Brandi led her Santa Clara University team to two NCAA final four appearances and was named NCAA Player of the Year in 1990. She also led her high school team to three California state championships.
In addition to her stellar playing career, Chastain is also an experienced and well-regarded soccer coach. She has spent years assisting her husband Jerry Smith, the longtime head women’s coach at Santa Clara University. She currently coaches girls teams in the Olympic Development Program (ODP) and has coached both boys and girls at the high school level as well as her son Jaden’s youth teams. In 2016, she was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame.
She visited BSA in 2015.