2014 Class Brings Diverse Athletic Backgrounds from Across the Country to Illinois
Named an Ohio Capital Conference (OCC) all-conference selection in 2013 ... Earned two varsity letters each in soccer (2011, 13) and track (2010-11) and one in tennis (2012) ... Was an Olympic Development Program (ODP) Region II pool player in 2011 ... U.S. Club Soccer National Identification Camp participant in 2010 ... U.S. Youth Soccer Interregional Development Camp Participant in 2011 ... U.S. Soccer Federation Training Session participant in 2011 ... Also was part of the fourth-place 4x400m relay at the 2010 USA Track & Field Youth National Championships.
Full name is Brista Gabrielle Phillips ... Born March 7, 1996 ... Parents are Gregory and Jamie Phillips ... Has one sibling, Cameron... Father, Greg, was a wide receiver at the University of Miami ... Mother, Jamie, was a member of the track & field team at Ohio University ... Hobbies outside of soccer include weight training and listening to music ... Her biggest thrill in sports is knowing you have given your best effort to the team in order to win the game ... Favorite athlete is LeBron James since he always gives his hardest in practice, training and games ... Her parents most influenced her athletic career because they were committed to motivate me to be the best that I can possibly be on and off the field and taught me the importance that if you commit to the hard work, determination and resilience you will achieve your goals in life.