Illini look to build upon 2011 success
Midfielder Noelle Leary.
2012 - Sophomore:Saw time in three matches this season, totaling 16 minutes.
2011 - Freshman: Did not see time during the season.
High school: Lived overseas during first three years of high school, playing soccer at St. John's International School in Waterloo, Belgium ... Was St. John's MVP during her freshman and sophomore seasons and earned International School All-Tournament honors both years as well ... Transferred to Neuqua Valley for her junior and senior years, lettering during both while helping Neuqua Valley to the IHSA Regional Championship in 2010 ... Earned the RSCA Anderlecht Coupe de Belgique (National) Championship with her Belgian club team ... Participated in the Midwest Regional League in 2010 and earned the ECNL National Championship in 2011 ... Was a member of the ODP in Europe in 2007-08 and participated in the Region I camp in 2008 ... St. John's Honor Roll during her freshman and sophomore years and an Indian Prairie Scholar as a senior.
Personal: Daughter of Stephen and Mary Leary ... Has two siblings, Drake and Quinn ... Majoring in biology ... Grandfather, Paul Leary, was a track athlete at Boston College ... Cousin, Corbin Blakey, played baseball at Georgetown.
Getting to Know Noelle: Most Influenced By: "My grandfather, he is the type of person that would give the shirt off his back to help someone out and I want to be like that." ... Dream Job: Surgeon for Doctors Without Borders ... Favorite Musicians: Kid Cudi and Drake ... Favorite Teams: Barcelona and Anderlect ... Favorite Athlete: Zinedine Zidane ... Favorite Quote: "Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard." ... Favorite TV Show: Parks and Recreation.
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