Women's Soccer

Mari Jo Kohler
Mari Jo Kohler

RS Senior

Frankfort, Ill

High School:
Lincoln-Way Central

Last College:




Club team:
Chicago Sockers F.C.

2004 - Junior: Took a medical redshirt after suffering an ACL injury prior to the start of the 2004 season.

2003 - Sophomore: Transferred to Illinois from Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI) • Saw action in six matches on the season and fired one shot.

2002 - Freshman (at IUPUI): Started 18 matches for the Jaguars at midfield • Named second team All Mid-Continent Conference • Led the team in shots (53) and shots on goal (33), and was second in goals (4) and points (9) • Named Mid-Continent Offensive Player of the Week after scoring goals in her first two collegiate matches.

High School: Earned four varsity letters in soccer at Lincoln-Way Central • Led team to state title game in 1999 and 2000 • Tallied 21 goals and 7 assists as a senior to lead the team • Named team's offensive MVP in 2001 • Scored 60 career goals in high school • Three-time All-SICA West • Two-time All-Area • All-State as a senior • Also lettered twice in basketball and once in volleyball at LWC.

Personal: Born on November 30, 1983 • Daughter of Joseph and Patricia Kohler • Majoring in business • Academic Honor Roll all four years.

Getting to Know Mary Jo: Nickname: MJ • Favorite athlete: Michael Jordan • Favorite musical group: Dave Matthews Band • Three words that describe me: friendly, outgoing and competitive • I chose Illinois because: it has a great academic and athletic reputation.

Coach Rayfield on Kohler: "MJ spent the spring getting back into the flow of the game after spending the fall season rehabbing an ACL injury that occurred in the summer of 2004. Each day showed improvement and I expect that has continued throughout the summer. MJ can be a physical presence in the midfield or in the back and will help us to establish ourselves as a dominant team in the air within the conference and across the country."

Kohler's career statistics

Year GP-GS G A Pts. Sh. Sh% SOG SOG% GWG 2003 6-0 0 0 0 1 .000 0 .000 0 Total 6-0 0 0 0 1 .000 0 .000 0