Illini Forward Equals Emily Brown's School Record, Takes Over Top Spot in Nation with 18 Goals
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Earned third team (Soccer America) and honorable mention (Soccer Buzz)
All-America honors ... First team All-Big Ten selection ... Earned team MVP and
offensive MVP honors ... Led the Illini in scoring ... Tied for second in the
Big Ten with 35 points ... Finished second in the conference with 15 goals ...
Scored Illinois' only goal in the 2-1 triple overtime loss to Penn State in
the Big Ten Tournament semifinals ... Has scored 46 goals in three seasons at
Illinois, which is just 12 away from the conference record.
All-Big Ten first team award winner ... Named to All-Great Lakes
All-Region Team and Soccer Buzz's Third-Team All-America ... Received Team MVP
award ... Finalist for Dike Eddleman Award given to Illinois' top female
athlete ... Invited to U-21 national team ... Led the team and ranked second in
the Big Ten in goals scored (18), and scoring with 40 points ... Led the team
also with shots on goal (106) and game-winning goals (5) ... Tied for fourth
on team in assists (4) ... Broke record for consecutive games with a goal
scored in five straight contests ... Scored two goals vs. Missouri, vs. Ohio
State and vs. Illinois State ... Started 18 of 21 games ... Broke single-season
goal scoring record with 18 ... Also broke own single-season scoring record
with 40 points and moved into career scoring record with 73 ... Scored
game-winning goals vs. Marquette (3-1), vs. Eastern Illinois, at West
Virginia, vs. Minnesota and at Colorado College.
Named Team Offensive MVP ... Played 20 games, starting 19 ... Tied for the
team lead in scoring with 33 points ... Ranked second on the club in goals
scored (13), second in shots on goal (76) and third in assists (7) ... Had
three game-winning goals -- vs. Western Michigan, Iowa and Missouri, and
three game-winning assists ... Became first Illinois player in history in
tally two hat tricks in the same season with three goals vs. both Louisville
and Washington University ... Ranked second in scoring and fourth in goals in
the Big Ten ... Received Big Ten Player of the Week honor on Nov. 2 after
scoring five goals and three assists vs. Wash. U, Missouri and Oakland ...
Scored two goals vs. Iowa ... Scored four goals total in the Louisville
Cardinal Classic ... Scored first collegiate goal in first game (vs. Quincy on
1998 Chicago Sun-Times Player of the Year ... Totaled 126 goals
and 35 assists during her four-year varsity career at New Trier ... Scored 50
goals as a high school senior ... Two-time All-State and All-Sectional
selection ... High school team placed third in the state in 1997 and 1998 ...
High school coach was Jim Burnside.
Daughter of Bob and Martha Brown ...
Majoring in sociology ... Biggest thrill in sports was club team advancing to
the state semifinals and placing second in the Orange Bowl Classic ... Twin
sister, Molly, played for the Illini in 1998 ... Nickname: Elvis; Favorite TV
Show: Sportscenter; Favorite Campus Hangout: Training Room; Favorite
Athletes: Bill Wennington, Matt Williams; Who has had the biggest influence
on your soccer career and why? My brother, because he really loves the game
and neither of us want to lose; Favorite Teacher: Nancy Herzog, 5th grade;
Favorite Restaurant: My grandparents' houses; Favorite Movies I've seen
recently: Waiting for Guffman; American Beauty; What motivates me most:
never ever wanting to get beat; What I'm passionate about outside of soccer: