2004 - Junior: Appeared in six matches for the Illini as a reserve at midfield Also entered at goalkeeper against Penn State in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament making one save An Academic All-Big Ten selection.
2003 - Sophomore: Joined the team in the spring of 2003 as a walk-on Appeared in five matches on the season, attempting one shot Saw most significant action in a 1-1 tie at No. 14 Purdue where she played 17 minutes and gave the Illini some much-needed fresh legs at the end of the game.
High School: Helped lead Libertyville to the Illinois Class AA State Soccer Title in 2001 Honorable mention All-Area in 2001 and was a first team All-North Suburban Conference selection 2000-01 Named the team's Best Defender in 2001 and was an academic All-State selection as well Three-year varsity letterwinner High school coach was Scott Schinto Also played basketball at Libertyville, earning two varsity letters.
Personal: Born on August 9, 1983 Daughter of Jim and Donna Coninx Has one brother, Brian Majoring in aeronautical engineering Member of the National Honor Society.
Getting to Know Kimberly: Nicknames: K.C., Kace, K Favorite movie: The Usual Suspects Favorite actor: Kevin Spacey Favorite musical group: Counting Crows Favorite Quote: "If you want something you've never had, you've got to do something you've never done." Biggest Sports Thrill: Winning the state championship my senior year Three words that describe me: dedicated, kind, forgetful Fighting Illini hero: Matt Heldman, a Libertyville alumnus I chose Illinois because: it was close to home and had a great engineering department.
Coach Rayfield on Coninx: "K.C. had a great spring and has the opportunity to carve a role for herself in our midfield this year. She is dominant in the air. Her heading ability makes her dangerous in the box and a defensive presence in the midfield. Since joining the team as a walk-on she has improved her ability on the ball and has learned our defensive system. If she uses that experience, dominates in the air, and keeps the ball for us, she could see some significant time in our midfield."
Coninx's career statistics
Year GP-GS G A Pts. Sh. Sh% SOG SOG% GWG 2003 5-0 0 0 0 1 .000 0 .000 0 2004 6-0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 .000 0 Total 11-0 0 0 0 1 .000 0 .000 0