"Auston (Bruder) will be a great addition to the staff here at Brescia. He had a very successful playing career and will do a great job transitioning into a coaching roll. I'm very excited to see him work with our Goalkeepers and help grow this program" stated Head Coach Will Van Nostrand.
Bruder, a native of Evansville, IN, grew up playing club soccer for Evansville Soccer Club. He attended Evansville Memorial High School, where as a player he helped lead them to 4 sectional titles, 3 regional titles, 2 semi state titles, a 3rd place in State, and a State Championship. He earned the following awards along the way, honorable mention All-State, first-team All-District, All-Metro, and All-City as a senior in 2012 as well as setting the Indiana state record for saves in a state game (12) in 2011.
After graduating from Evansville Memorial HS, Auston attended Oakland City University (NCAA D II) for two years before transferring to the University of Southern Indiana (NCAA D II) for his junior and senior years. During his time at Oakland City, Auston had a two-year record of 9-4-1 with a 1.44 goals against average, also posted a two-year high 40 saves in 2013 and a 1.26 GAA in 2012. While at USI he played in 27 matches, starting 22 during his two years, amassed a 1.29 goals against average in 2096 minutes of action...allowed 34 goals and made 89 saves with a 7-11-5 record between the posts. He made a career-high eight saves against Quincy University. He graduated from USI in the spring of 2017 with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration.
"Super excited to work with the boys and Coach Will. The program is moving in the right direction and I'm proud to be a part of it." stated Bruder.
Auston also coaches at Tudela Futbol Club where he is the Director of Goalkeeping.
Auston resides in Evansville, IN and he is currently employed at Cintas as a Service Sales Rep.