Illini Return Seven Starters from 2013 Sweet Sixteen Team
Student-Athletes Honored for Earning GPAs of 3.7 or Higher, Including Seven 4.0 GPAs at Illinois
Illini Reached Fourth NCAA Sweet Sixteen; Flaws Broke School Record with NCAA-Best 23 Goals
DiBernardo (2 Goals) Tallies Equalizer, Flaws (2 Goals) Nets Game-Winner in OT
Illini Forward Equals Emily Brown's School Record, Takes Over Top Spot in Nation with 18 Goals
Photos from Illinois' Senior Day shutout (2-0) of Michigan State at the Illinois Soccer Stadium
Photos from Illinois' 6-2 victory over College of Charleston in the home opener at the Illinois Soccer Stadium
Nicole Breece Photo Gallery
2013 - Sophomore: Started 19 games and played in 22 of 23 games as a midfielder ... Scored two goals and tallied three assists for seven total points ... Scored the game-winning goal and had an assist vs. College of Charleston (8/30) ... Notched first goal of the season at Louisville (8/25) ... Tallied assists vs. Illinois State (9/1) and Wisconsin (10/12) ... Totaled 27 shots, including 12 on goal ... Recorded a season-high five shots in the Sweet Sixteen match against Boston College ... Big Ten Preseason Player to Watch ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar.
2012 - Freshman: Big Ten All-Freshman Team ... Top Drawer Soccer Top-100 Freshmen (#24) ... Led all freshmen in every offensive category ... Second on the team in points (11) and goals (4) and third in assists (3) and shots (54) ... Scored her first collegiate goal to tie Illinois State ... Delivered her first game-winner in the 2-1 victory over Iowa ... Produced the game-winning goal in 1-0 upset win over No. 3 Penn State ... Scored in the first two minutes against National Champion North Carolina in the second round of the NCAA Tournament ... Played the most minutes out of all freshmen at 1,637 and started all 21 matches she played.
Two-time first team all-conference and two-time team MVP at Parkway South High School ... Competed with the Missouri and Region-II Olympic Development Program (ODP) teams from 2008-11 ... Attended the Under-15 U.S. National Camp ... Plays club soccer for Kolping St. Louis ... Won Missouri State Championships four times, while earning a national championship finalist spot in 2011 and national league championship in 2010 ... Named to Best-11 list at the national championships in Phoenix, Ariz.
Born March 10, 1994 ... Majoring in kinesiology ... National Honor Society Member ... Recommended to participate in EXCEL by high school teachers, a leadership-strengthening program.
Updated July 2014