Seven Illini Seniors Reflect on Memories from Illinois Soccer
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Defender/Midfielder Aliina Weykamp.
2012 - Redshirt-Freshman: Academic All-Big Ten ... Played in every game this season, starting in 10 ... Started the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinal rally over Minnesota by scoring the first goal for the Illini ... Lone assist came in 4-1 Senior Day win over Nebraska ... Converted both her penalty kicks in shootout victories over Minnesota and Missouri.
2011 - Freshman: Served as a substitute against Gonzaga and Toledo, taking a position in the midfield as a ball-winning threat in the air, totaling 98 minutes between the contests. Suffered a season-ending injury and redshirted the remainder of the season.
High School: Lettered all four seasons on the varsity squad at Grand Haven ... Four-time All-District Division-I and All-Area First Team ... Second Team All-Michigan as a senior (2011) and Third Team All-Michigan as a junior (2010) ... Four-time Muskegon Chronicle All-Area First Team ... OK Red Conference Female Athlete of the Year in soccer following her final season at Grand Haven ... MRL Premier Division Champion, Region II Champion and CASL Showcase Champion with her club team, the Michigan Hawks ... Member of the Michigan ODP (2006-10), Region II (2009-10) and International Region II teams (2009) ... Graduated with honors from Grand Haven, also earning membership in the National Honor Society and being named a Grand Haven Scholar Athlete.
Personal: Daughter of Robert and Helen Weykamp ... Has two siblings, Lydia and Alex ... Majoring in biology.
Getting to Know Aliina: Who most influenced your athletic career?: "My parents. They sacrificed a lot to help me pursue my dreams and goals. Whether it was driving me three hours to practice or buying me a plane ticket for a weekend tournament, they have always been there for me." ... Favorite Actor and Actress: Jude Law and Jennifer Aniston ... Favorite Musicians: Chris Brown, Jack Johnson and the Zac Brown Band ... Favorite Athletic Moment: "Going to Portugal with the ODP Regional Team." ... Favorite Quote: "A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills and uses these skills to accomplish his goals." -Larry Bird.
Updated July 2013