Women's Soccer

Laura Freeman
Laura Freeman


Cordova, Tenn.

High School:
St. Mary's Episcopol




Third on the team in scoring with 12 points ? Put the Illini on the board in their 4-3 double overtime victory at Kansas ? Made her first start of the season against Marquette ? Had a goal and an assist with six shots, three on goal, in the regular season Big Ten finale against Iowa ? Also picked up a goal and an assist at Northern Illinois and in the Big Ten Tournament opener against Iowa.

Scored both Illinois goals in the 2-0 blanking of Xavier in the first round of the NCAA Tournament ... Tied for 13th in the Big Ten with seven goals ... Played in 20 games making two starts ... Finished fourth on the Illinois squad with 14 points ... Scored one game-winning goal ... Fired 26 shots, 16 of which were shots on goal ... Earned Big Ten Player of the Week honors for the week of Oct. 16.

One of only five players to play in all 22 games, starting 11 ... Led the Illini and ranked seventh in the Big Ten in assists (7) ... Was fifth in goals (3) and scoring (13 points) ... Notched first career goal off a corner kick in Illinois' 3-0 win against Duquesne to win the Mountaineer Cup ... Scored Illini's second goal vs. Iowa in the Big Ten Tournament ... Scored game-winning goal and added one assist in win against Valparaiso ... Recorded game-winning assists vs. West Virginia, Ohio State and Illinois State.

Named to the Tennessee Athletic Coaches Division II All-State Team in 1997 and '98 and the 1998 All-State Tournament Team ... Led the Shelby area in scoring in 1998 with 41 goals and 18 assists and in 1997 with 48 goals and 14 assists ... All-Metro Best of Preps honoree for four years, including three-time Top 5 finalist ... St. Mary's won the West Regional in 1997 and '98 ... Named first-team all-regional tournament team and tournament MVP ... Played for Dana Cup Under-19 champions in 1998 ... Played for TSSA state champion in 1998 and state runner-up in 1997 ... Received the team's Best Offensive Player award for four years ... Played for TSSA Club state champions in 1995 ... Played basketball and competed in track during high school ... Placed seventh in the long jump in 1996 ... Won regional long jump titles in 1996 and 1997 ... Named All-District First Team in 1997 in basketball, while garnering honorable mention all-district in 1996 ... Totaled 130 goals and 47 assists in her 78 career games ... High School coach was Tony Whicker ... Club coach for Memphis Futbol Club '81 was Darren Ambrose.

Daughter of Chet and Joan Freeman ... Enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences ... Member of Student Council, Pep Club, 'M' Club, Spanish Club, the yearbook staff, Environmental Club and Outdoors Club in high school ... Served as a camp coach at Rhodes and Hotshot Soccer Camps ... Favorite Movie: Bed of Roses; Favorite Book: The Little Engine that Could; Favorite Athlete: Cindy Parlow; Favorite Actress: Julia Roberts; Favorite Musical Artist: Billy Joel; Person she most admires: her brother, Mark, who is enrolled in med school at the University of Virginia; Person in history she'd most like to meet: Elvis.

Freeman?s Career Statistics:

Year	  GP/GS  SHOTS   G     A     PTS   GWG   GWA
1999   22/11    27    3     7      13    1     3
2000   20/02    26    7     0      14    1     0
2001   21/14    19    4     4      12    0     0
Total	 63/27    72    14    11     39    2     3