Women's Soccer

Jackie Santacaterina
Jackie Santacaterina


Geneva, Ill.

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#15 Illinois Upsets #9 Penn State 3-2

Photos from No. 15 Illinois soccer's 3-2 upset of No. 9 Penn State in front of a school-record 2,667 fans.

2009 - Senior: Academic All-Big Ten ... Named team Co-MVP with Danielle Kot ... Started 10 of 16 matches she saw time in ... One of 11 Illini to register at least 1,000 minutes of action ... Scored one goal and assisted on another to total three points on the season ... Notched the game-tying goal against Minnesota by stealing the ball away from the Gophers' defense and placing a shot into the upper right corner of the net ... Assisted Julie Ewing in notching the game-tying goal in the Illini's come-from-behind 3-1 victory over Iowa.

2008 - Junior: Named to both the All-Big Ten second team and the Soccer Buzz All-Great Lakes Region second team for the second consecutive season ... Started all 23 matches ... Named to the Top Drawer Soccer team of the week on Sept. 8 ... Had two shots against UCF, Wisconsin and Iowa ... Notched assist against Michigan State ... Recorded three shots against Purdue ... Registered five shots and two shots on goal in Big Ten Tournament against Michigan State ... Tallied two shots in NCAA Tournament match against Memphis ... Recorded an assist to Chichi Nweke in NCAA Tournament match against Missouri.

2007 - Sophomore: Named to the Soccer Buzz All-Great Lakes Region second team ... Also an All-Big Ten second-team selection ... Started in all 21 matches ... Scored her first goal of the season at Indiana State ... Also recorded first assist of the season in a draw against Minnesota at the Big Ten Tournament.

2006 - Freshman: Named to the Big Ten All-Freshman team ... Named to Top Drawer Soccer's All-Rookie first team ... Selected to Soccer Buzz's Great Lakes Region All-Freshman team ... Named to the All-Illini Tournament team ... Assisted on two goals against No. 12 Utah, including the game-winner ... Also assisted on the game-winner against Minnesota ... Scored her first career goal - the game-winner - against No. 17 Purdue ... Played the full match five times and was on the field for 84 percent of Illinois' total minutes ... Scored her second goal against SEMO in first round of NCAA Tournament ... Played the entire match at Florida State in the NCAA Round of 16.

High School/Club: Listed as a Top 150 recruit by Soccer Buzz ... Along with Illini teammate Brittany Garrett, led Eclipse Select club team to consecutive U.S. Youth Soccer Association national championships in 2004-05 and a Region II title in 2006 ... Helped lead Illinois state ODP team to a second-place national finish in 2005 ... Member of the Ohio and Illinois ODP state teams from 2000-05 ... Earned All-State honors in 2004 and 2005 ... Led Geneva to a third-place finish in Illinois class AA in 2005 ... Named Suburban Prairie North Conference MVP 2004-05 ... Named 2005 Kane County Player of the Year ... Scored 15 goals with 15 assists in 25 games from the midfield for Geneva in 2005 ... Finished her career with 49 goals and 47 assists in 70 games, all at midfield for the Lady Vikings.

Personal: Born Dec. 29, 1987 ... Majoring in community health ... Daughter of Mike and Mary Ellen Santacaterina ... Involved in the GIVE Volunteer program, student council and the Leadership team at GHS ... Has two younger sisters, Brianna and Jenni, and two younger brothers, Michael and Daniel ... Majoring in education ... Father, Mike, played football and baseball at Lake Forest College.

Getting to Know Jackie: Favorite Athlete: Muhammad Ali ... Favorite Team: Chicago White Sox ... Favorite Actor: Mark Wahlberg ... Favorite Actress: Julia Roberts ... Favorite Band: Dispatch ... Favorite Book: Tuesdays with Morrie ... Favorite Food: Mashed potatoes ... Three Words That Describe My Play: Aggressive, Intense and Dedicated.

Coach Rayfield on Santacaterina: "A returning captain, and part of the most experienced midfield to enter an Illini season, Jackie's contributions have been and will continue to be both on the field and off. Jackie is one of the best ball winners in the country and her crushing tackles, fearless challenges and constant verbal encouragement inspire everyone around her to find that last reserve of energy they didn't know they had. She will lead, she will compete, she will win balls, she will get in the attack, she will defend with pride and she will drive this team toward the lofty goals they have set for themselves."


Year	GP-GS	G	A	P	GWG	Shots	SOG
2006	24-20	2	3	7	1	22	8
2007	21-21	1	1	3	0	39	16
2008	23-23	0	3	3	0	30	9
2009	16-10	1	1	3	0	18	7
TOTALS	84-74	4	8	16	1	109	40