The Milwaukee Wave is shocked and saddened to hear about the passing of former player Brett Wiesner.

Wiesner was a star player for Brookfield East High School and went on to make a name for himself at the University of Washington. He played professional outdoor soccer for the Seattle Sounders and Harrisburg Heat before joining the Milwaukee Wave from 2006-2011. Brett was part of the 2010-2011 Championship Team.

“The entire Milwaukee Wave family is mourning the loss of one of it’s own,” said Sue Black. “He was a great guy on and off the field and our hearts ache for their family and friends.”

“Brett was a great friend, teammate and person,” said Head Coach Giuliano Oliviero. “ I just saw him last week with my son Xavier and like always Brett was a positive spirit. He will be sorely missed but never forgotten.”

“Brett was one of the best local soccer players to come out of Milwaukee and even more of a great person,” said Assist Coach Nick Vorberg. “I will miss him greatly and the Milwaukee Wave will never forget him. I truly give my sympathies to his family and know nothing can be said in the time of grieving – except he is in a better place.”

“Brett was so much fun to be around and everyone wanted to be around him,” said Forward Tenzin Rampa. “I will miss his positive energy and miss him more as close personal friend. Condolences to the entire Wiesner family.”

“I’m just in shock,” said Camp Administrator Larry Sayles. “Brett came up through Milwaukee Wave Summer Soccer Camps before becoming a star. He always had a smile on his face even while dealing with an injury. He will definitely be missed to the Milwaukee Wave family and Milwaukee Soccer community.”