2013: Appeared in 20 games, starting in three ... recorded 17 points on eight goals and one assist ... second on team in points and goals ... posted 25 shots (14 on net) ... recorded a hat-trick and single game-high six points vs. Eastern Illinois (Oct. 30) ... netted game-tying header 22 seconds after Milwaukee took 1-0 lead in 82nd minute in 1-1 draw (Oct. 23) ... scored game-winning goals in 5-1 win vs. IPFW (Sept. 20) and 3-2 overtime win vs. DePaul (Sept. 8) ... made second career start at UMKC (Aug. 31).
2012: Played in eight games, making one start ... finished with six points ... scored first career goal in 2-3 loss to Washington (Aug. 31) ... registered two goals in first career multi-goal game against UMKC (Oct. 24) ... recorded seven shots (three on goal).
2011: Appeared in three games ... made first Badger appearance in 1-0 win over Western Illinois (Aug. 27) ... recorded one shot
High School: Played for coach Tony Kees at Neuqua Valley High School in Naperville, Ill., competing in the Upstate Eight Conference ... team was 16-4-3, Best of the West finalists and regional champions as a senior ... earned all-area, all-conference, all-sectional, all-state, all-region and academic all-conference honors as a senior, tallying 19 goals and 11 assists ... team was 28-1 and Best of the West Champions, Pepsi Showdown Champions, Upstate Eight Conference Champions, IHSA Regional Champions and IHSA Sectional Champions as a junior ... earned all-conference honorable mention after recording 12 goals and eight assists as a junior ... played club soccer for the Naperville Lightning and the Chicago Fire Juniors from 2005-09 ... played for the Chicago Fire Academy from 2010-11 ... club teams earned five state cup championships and one regional championship
Personal: Parents are Scott and Kristin Brindle ... has one brother, Mark, and two sisters, Sarah and Jordan ... intends to major in biomedical engineering and pre-medicine ... named to high honor roll in high school
Trask on Brindle: "Jacob comes highly recommended by the Chicago Fire staff, and we feel that he can add a new dimension to our attacking group. Jacob has tools in the air and on the ground that should fit into the Big Ten and give him a great chance for a stellar career here at UW."
Why Wisconsin? "I chose to come to Wisconsin because of its national prestige, its academic rigor, large campus and student population, and a chance to be a part of a great soccer program. It was really a no brainer."