2014 Class Brings Diverse Athletic Backgrounds from Across the Country to Illinois
Helped Windy City Pride club team win a national championship in 2013 ... Was an all-sectional honoree as a junior in 2012 and an all-conference selection as a sophomore in 2011 ... Helped high school win a sectional title in 2013 and three regional championships from 2011-13 ... Earned four varsity letters in soccer ... Member of the National Honor Society and an Illinois State Scholar.
Full name is Emily Regan Osoba ... Born March 28, 1996 ... Parents are Wayne and Mary Pat Osoba ... Younger sister of former Illini Allie Osoba (2011-13) and has two other sisters, Laura and Sara ... Plans to major in business. ... Hobbies outside of soccer include water skiing, traveling, scrapbooking, cooking, hiking and biking ... Her biggest thrill in sports is being a part of a team that is willing to do anything to succeed together ... Favorite athlete is Andrew Shaw of the Chicago Blackhawks because of his toughness and passion ... The constant support of her family influenced her athletic career the most because her three older sisters played soccer and got her involved at a young age ... Her Illinois hero growing up was her sister, Allie who played soccer for the Illini, because watching her showed her just how much is possible with hard work, dedication and striving to be your best.