Women's Soccer

Jenna Carosio
Jenna Carosio


Novi, Mich.

High School:




Club Team:
Michigan Hawks


2013 Senior Reflections

Seven Illini Seniors Reflect on Memories from Illinois Soccer


Uncommon Achievement: Jenna Carosio

Successful defensive transition leads Illini to nine shutouts, Big Ten Tournament Title


Pair of Former Illini Join Vancouver Whitecaps

Carosio, Mykines added to 2012 USL W-League Roster


Carosio, Guthrie Garner Top Honor at Fighting Illini Scholar-Athlete Reception

Soccer, Golf Standouts Take Home Prestigious Big Ten Medal of Honor


Carosio, Guthrie Garner Top Honor at Scholar-Athlete Reception

Soccer, Golf Standouts Take Home Prestigious Big Ten Medal of Honor

2011 - Senior: Big Ten Medal of Honor ... NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region First Team ... Big Ten Defender of the Year ... First Team All-Big Ten ... Big Ten Co-Defensive Player of the Week (10/10) ... Soccer America Team of the Week (10/10) ... College Soccer 360 Primetime Performer (10/18) ... NSCAA Academic All-America Second Team ... NSCAA Academic All-Central First Team ... Capital One Academic All-District Third Team ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Named the Leader of Distinction at the annual University of Illinois Scholar-Athlete Reception ... Started all 24 contests, playing every minute of the season on defense ... Is the only Illini to play every second of action of the year ... Finished with three goals for six points on the year when attacking out of the backline or taking direct kicks during set plays ... Scored her first goal of the year at Iowa ... Played in her 50th collegiate game vs. Toledo ... Added her first game-winning goal vs. Nebraska, putting a shot through a four-player Cornhusker defensive wall on a free kick from 25 yards out ... Tallied the eventual game-winner against Michigan on a penalty kick ... Was Illinois' center defender, responsible for managing the middle of the field and organizing the Illini defense with goalkeeper Steph Panozzo ... Her defensive presence led Illinois to post nine shutouts on the year, including five straight to help boost the Orange and Blue to a second-place finish in the conference and Big Ten Tournament Title.

2010 - Junior: Academic All-Big Ten ... Started five of the 16 matches she played in ... Tallied her lone goal of the season against Wright State, adding the Illini's third goal of the match in the 83rd minute ... Totaled 19 shots on the season, placing nine on frame.

2009 - Sophomore: Academic All-Big Ten ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award ... Totaled 712 minutes in 16 matches ... Registered her first collegiate point in the Fighting Illini's 3-1 win over Milwaukee, assisting Shayla Mutz in putting the Orange and Blue up by two goals in the 85th minute ... Notched the game-winning goal, the first goal of her collegiate career, in Illinois' shutout of Michigan State ... Fired three of her four shots against the Spartans on net ... Put seven of her 17 shots on net, good for a .412 shots-on-goal percentage.

2008 - Freshman: Played in 16 games ... Made first collegiate appearance against Dayton ... Recorded first collegiate shot on goal against Washington State ... Played 27 minutes against Florida and Ohio State ... Tallied two shots against Washington.

High School/Club: Captured high school state championship with Novi in 2006 ... Listed as a Top-150 recruit by Soccer Buzz ... Former State Cup MVP for Michigan Hawks `90 ... Led Hawks to Midwest Regional Championship in 2003 and 2007 ... Member of the Region II Olympic Development Team 2007.

Personal: Born April 1, 1990 ... Daughter of Mike and Mary Anne Carosio ... Has an older sister, Lauren ... Majoring in civil engineering ... Outside of soccer enjoys snowboarding, wakeboarding, skiing, sand volleyball, tennis, mountain biking, watching movies and hanging out with friends.

Getting to Know Jenna: Favorite Athletes: Brett Favre, Fabio Cannavaro, Michael Jordan, Nikolas Lindstom ... Favorite Teams: Real Madrid, Detroit Red Wings, Green Bay Packers ... Favorite Quote: "Nothing of value comes without being earned." - Michael Jordan ... Favorite Actor: Brad Pitt ... Favorite Actress: Jennifer Aniston ... Favorite Band: Coldplay ... Favorite Book: The Harry Potter series ... Favorite TV Show: Friends ... Favorite Movie: The Bourne Ultimatum ... Pre-Game Meal: Spaghetti ... Dream Job: Pro-Athlete.

Jenna Carosio's Career Statistics

Year GP-GS G A P GWG Shots SOG
2008 16-0 0 0 0 0 4 1
2009 16-3 1 1 3 1 17 7
2010 16-5 1 0 2 0 19 9
2011 24-24 3 0 6 2 18 9
Totals 72-32 5 1 11 3 58 26