Seven Illini Seniors Reflect on Memories from Illinois Soccer
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Illini Kick Off Practice with Fitness Tests and Training Sessions
Student-Athletes with GPAs of 3.7 or Higher Earn Special Recognition
Photos from Illinois' Senior Day shutout (2-0) of Michigan State at the Illinois Soccer Stadium
Defender Christina Farrell.
2013 - Redshirt-Senior: Started all 23 games as a defender and played a team-high 2,109 minutes ... Senior leader on the back line ... Had her first career assist against College of Charleston (8/30) ... Helped the Illini reach the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Tournament for the fourth time in school history ... Played a key role in shutouts against Michigan State (10/27) and Washington State (11/16) ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2012 - Redshirt-Junior: Academic All-Big Ten ... Wake Forest Invitational All-Tournament Team ... Farrell spearheaded the backline and limited the opposition to 1.70 goals per game with 15.8 shots per game ... Was part of the defense who's unit was the only group to shutout Penn State, the eventual National runner-up, all season long.
2011 - Redshirt-Sophomore: Big Ten Distinguished Scholar ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Opened the season starting against Gonzaga, Toledo, Ball State and Louisville ... Missed 11 games on the year due to injury ... Returned against Minnesota, playing 14 minutes in the second half ... Also saw time against Northwestern, Nebraska, Michigan and during the Big Ten Tournament contests against Ohio State, Michigan State and #11 Penn State ... Started in the NCAA Tournament First Round contest against Notre Dame and second round action at #4 Oklahoma State.
2010 - Redshirt-Freshman: Stepped into a starting role on defense when Kassidy Brown was injured, earning seven starts while seeing time in 16 total contests to total 849 minutes of action ... Played all 94 minutes during the Illini's 2-1 overtime victory against Iowa ... Averaged 85 minutes per game after taking over the starting role on defense ... Served a supporting role before taking over a starting position on the Illini defense responsible for holding opponents to 0.84 goals per game while tallying nine shutouts.
2009 - Freshman: Redshirted for the season as a member of The University of Oregon's team.
All-Southern Arizona First Team ... Ironwood Ridge MVP and team captain ... Helped lead Ironwood Ridge to Region 5AII Conference Championships in 2008 and 2009 ... Earned four letters in soccer while at Ironwood Ridge ... Competed in the 100m and 200m as a member of the Ironwood Ridge track team where she was a regional champion and state finalist in both.
Born Nov. 3, 1990 ... Parents are Greg and Lorna Farrell ... Has a sister, Marisa ... Cousin, Cassie, was an All-Conference volleyball standout at Miami (Ohio).
Getting to Know Christina: Favorite Actress: Sienna Miller ... Favorite Movie: Clerks 2 ... Favorite TV Show: Prison Break ... Favorite Book: The Unbearable Lightness of Being ... Why I Chose Illinois: The opportunity to play for Janet Rayfield ... Most Influenced By: My club coaches, Harold Warren and Christian Fernandez ... Favorite Musician: Afrojack.
Christina Farrell's Career Statistics
Updated January 2014