Appeared in four games on the season as a reserve midfielder Fired two shots, one of which was on goal.
Saw action in all 21 games and started nine contests Recorded her first career point with an assist in UI's 4-2 win over Butler on 9/6 Followed that up with another assist the same weekend vs. #25 Cincinnati Both of those assists were on game-winning goals Fired 24 shots, sixth most on the team, 10 of which were on goal.
Appeared in 17 contests, taking nine shots Fired shots on goal in three straight contests against Evansville, Northwestern and Wisconsin Also recorded a shot on goal in the regular season finale at Northern Illinois.
Moved from forward to midfield during senior season Chatham Glenwood's all-time leading scorer with 81 goals Also holds the school's single season scoring record of 26 goals 2001 Illinois State All-Tournament Team where her team made its first-ever appearance and placed fourth 2001 Chicago Tribune All-State second Team 2001 Central State 8 Player of the Year Four-time All-Conference selection Two-time All-Midwest and All-State teams Was All-State honorable mention in 2000 and special mention in 2001 Played in the IHSSCA All-Star game Four-year letterwinner High school coach was Jay Lipe.
Born on June 29, 1983 Parents are Tom and Gail Casteel Has three brothers and two sisters Step-father played golf at Western Illinois for four years while step-sister Erin was on the Illinois State diving team Majoring in speech communication at Illinois American Legion Scholarship Award winner Lettered three years in basketball Two-time All-Central State 8 Basketball team Played in the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association All-Star game.
Getting to Know Alaree
Nickname: Guns Favorite athlete: Michelle Akers Favorite TV show: CSI Favorite actor: Jim Carrey Favorite quote: "Everything is ok in the end...if it's not ok, then it's not the end." Biggest sports thrill: playing in the championship game of the Big Ten Tournament Not many people know this about me: I'm hyper 99% of the day Favorite thing about Coach Rayfield: her acrylic nails...just kidding...that she knows the game very well Three words that describe me: funny, caring and energetic I chose Illinois because: it's close to home and I've always wanted to play soccer here.
Coach Rayfield on Gunville
"Alaree had a good spring and her improved fitness contributed to that success. She has the ability to hold the ball when necessary and could give us a different dimension in the attacking midfield position. Her shot and ability on restarts will be a weapon that will be a welcome addition to our offensive scheme."
Gunville's Career Statistics
Year GP-GS S SOG G A Pts. GWG 2001 17-0 10 6 0 0 0 0 2002 21-9 24 10 0 2 2 0 2003 4-0 2 1 0 0 0 0 Total 42-9 35 17 0 2 2 0