Women's Soccer

Jessica Bayne
Jessica Bayne


Troy, Ill.

High School:




Club Team:
J.B. Marine


#15 Illinois Upsets #9 Penn State 3-2

Photos from No. 15 Illinois soccer's 3-2 upset of No. 9 Penn State in front of a school-record 2,667 fans.

2005 - Junior: Played in 21 of 22 matches, starting 16 • Led the team with eight goals, 21 points and three game-winning goals • Scored the game-winner vs. Minnesota in the Big Ten Tournament • Tallied two assists in her first start of the season against Western Illinois • Assisted on the Illini's goal in a 1-1 draw with Stanford • Had her fourth assist of the season against Illinois State • Scored the game-winning goal against Northwestern • Tallied four points with two goals against Wisconsin • Had a goal against #2 Penn State • Scored the game-winning goal in a 3-2 victory over Michigan • Scored Illinois' lone goal at Purdue • Scored the Illini's first goal against Iowa.

2004- Sophomore: Played in all 24 matches, starting 22 for the Illini • Ranked second on the team in goals (8), points (19), shots (64) and shots on goal (30) • Racked up five points, all in the second half, in the Illini's 4-0 shutout of Evansville, an individual match high for Illinois • Second on the team in game-winners with three • Netted the game-winner in overtime in Illinois' conference opener against Michigan State • Also provided both game-winners in Illinois' weekend sweep of Minnesota and Iowa.

2003- Freshman:Started all 22 matches at forward • Ranked second on the team with 16 points, seven goals and three game-winning-goals • Named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team and to the Soccer Buzz Great Lakes Region All-Freshman Team • Scored her first career goal against Ohio on 8/31 • Scored game-winning goals against Illinois State, Wisconsin and No. 11 Ohio State • Also tallied her first career assist in the 2-0 win over Illinois State • Scored twice in the Big Ten Tournament to help the Illini to the title, once against Purdue in the semifinals and once in the title game vs. Michigan.

High School/Club: 2003 McDonald's All-America Game MVP • 2003 NSCAA All-American • Chicago Tribune All-State first team 2002-03 • Four-time IHSSCA All-State selection and four-time first team All-Conference selection • Holds Triad school records for goals (113), assists and points • Participated in ODP for five years as a member of the Illinois State Team and the Region II Team • Also took part in the National Team Camp each of those five years • Led her squad to the ODP National Title in 2003 • Led J.B. Marine to Missouri State Cup Titles from 2000-03 and a Region II Title in 2000 • Also was a basketball standout at Triad, holding the career records for assists (431), assists per game (12) and steals (354).

Personal: Born on March 5, 1985 • Daughter of Mike and Debbie Bayne • Majoring in kinesiology.

Coach Rayfield on Bayne: "Some people are blessed with a natural goal scoring ability and just instinctively see the game. Jessica has those tremendous natural instincts and they can make her effective as a goal-scoring threat and as a play maker. Her ability to impact the game is unquestionable. Her discipline and summer training will determine how early in the season, how often and to what extent she can impact our season and the overall goals of the program for 2006."

BAYNE'S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP-GS G A P GWG Shots SOG 2003 22-22 7 2 16 3 57 20 2004 24-22 8 3 19 3 64 30 2005 21-16 8 5 21 3 63 28 TOTALS 67-60 23 10 56 9 184 78