Women's Soccer

Kelly Buszkiewicz
Kelly Buszkiewicz


Mequon, Wis.

High School:



1998: Named Team Most Valuable Player ... received First-Team All-Big Ten and Academic All-Big Ten honors ... has Illinois career records for assists in a season (10) and career (14) and shots in her career (83) ... ranked fourth on the club with five goals scored and 20 total assists ... started all 20 Illini games at center midfielder ... scored one goal and assisted on two others in 5-0 win over Iowa ... assisted on two goals vs. Louisville ... had a goal and three assists vs. Washington University ... Named to the All-Great Lakes Region Second Team by Soccer Buzz ... tied for the Big Ten lead in assists ... ranks fourth in career goals scored at Illinois (9) and leads the Illini in career shots (83).

1997: Scored four goals and recorded four assists (12 points) in her first season at Illinois ... Earned Illinois' Most Valuable Player award ... Named to Soccer Buzz First Team All-National First Team ... Recorded either a goal or an assist in five of the team's seven victories ... scored the game-winning goal in a 4-0 win over Loyola in the first ever game and victory for the Illinois program ... started all 17 games ... transferred to Illinois from Virginia

1996: Started 11 of 20 games for Virginia ... scored four goals for goals for the season, including one against N.C. State in the first round of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament ... named to the Soccer America national team for the week of Oct. 22.

Prep Highlights: Earned all-state, first-team all-conference and all-county honors ... member of state championship team in 1995 ... Ozaukee County Player of the Year ... two-time team captain and three-time MVP...also earned all-county honors in basketball ... set Homestead career records in basketball for both assists and steals.

Personal: Only Illinois player with three years of Division I experience and lone Illini player to have played in the NCAA Tournament, where her Virginia squad lost to No. 20 Duke, 1-0 in the First Round in 1996 ... member of national honor society in high school ... played high school soccer with teammate Julie Schueller ... daughter of Tim and Lynn Buszkiewicz ... two-time team captain ... Born on May 16, 1978.

Buszkiewicz's Career Statistics

1996* 20/11 17 4 0 8 0 0
1997 17/17 40 4 4 12 1 0
1998 20/20 43 5 10 20 1 1
Total 57/48 100 13 14 40 2 1
* at University of Virginia