Women's Soccer

Marissa Mykines
Marissa Mykines


Spokane, Wash.

High School:




Club Team:
Spokane Shadow


Pair of Former Illini Join Vancouver Whitecaps

Carosio, Mykines added to 2012 USL W-League Roster


Spring Soccer Final Notes

Illini show great individual development over 2012 spring season


Uncommon Achievement: Julie Ewing

Senior switches to midfield, helps lead offense through record-setting season


Soccer Closes Spring Season at Loyola-Chicago

Illini look to improve on 1-1-1 spring record at Ramblers


Soccer Returns Home to Face Wisconsin

Soccer hosts second spring game on Sunday, April 15 at Noon CT

2011 - Senior: Big Ten Tournament Offensive MVP ... Big Ten All-Tournament Team ... NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region Second Team ... Second Team All-Big Ten ... College Soccer 360 Primetime Player of the Week (11/9) ... Top Drawer Soccer Team of the Week (11/7) ... Big Ten Conference "Player To Watch" ... Illini/ Boilermaker Challenge All-Tournament Team ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Scored one goal and assisted on two others against Gonzaga ... Added her second goal of the season against Toledo ... Scored her third goal of the year vs. Colorado and added a fourth against Indiana ... Totaled the lone goal of the regular season contest at Michigan State in double-overtime ... Tallied the game-winner at Northwestern on her only shot of the game and got the Illini on the board early at Nebraska ... Scored the game-winner in overtime against Michigan State in the Big Ten Tournament Semifinals, the second time she ended a game against Michigan State in overtime ... Recorded an assist against #11 Penn State in the Big Ten Tournament Championship, helping classmate Julie Ewing break the scoreless tie in the eventual 2-1 overtime victory ... Finished second on the Illini in goals (8) and points (19) on the year while adding three assists ... Goals and points totals set single-season career-bests.

2010 - Junior: Academic All-Big Ten ... Saw time in and started all 19 contests, accumulating 1,599 minutes on attack for the Orange and Blue ... Finished tied with Niki Read for a team-high six assists ... Tied for fifth on the Illini in points (six) ... Earned assists in consecutive games at Connecticut and Yale ... Assisted on the game-tying goal at #17 Ohio State and the Illini's lone goal in the NCAA Tournament First Round ... Finished third on the Illini in total shots (53) while also serving as a corner kick specialist with Vanessa DiBernardo.

2009 - Sophomore: Academic All-Big Ten ... Saw action in all 19 matches, making 17 starts ... Tied for first in assists with three and second in goals with four and points with 11 ... Took a team-high 55 shots and put 21 on net ... One of two Illini to record two game-winning goals ... Notched the game-winners against Illinois State and Loyola-Chicago ... Also recorded goals at Portland and during the Fighting Illini's 1-1 tie with Indiana ... Assisted Jordan Hilbrands and Niki Read in notching goals against UC Santa Barbara during Illinois' 3-0 victory ... Ranked second in Big Ten games in shots (35) and shots per game (3.50) ... Harassed the Portland backline by putting two of her four shots on net ... Took five shots in 78 minutes of action against Northwestern, putting three on net.

2008 - Freshman: Appeared in 22 games for 744 minutes, totalling five points ... Notched first career goal against Washington State ... Recorded two shots against Washington ... Scored game-winning goal against Michigan State ... Tallied first career assist to Laura Knutson against Ohio State.

High School/Club: U.S. National Team pool selection from 2006-07 ... Listed as a Top-100 recruit by Soccer Buzz ... Member of the Super Y ODP National Select team in 2004 and Regional Select team in 2005 ... Played on ODP state team from 2005-06 ... Led Shadow to Washington State Cup Championship in 2006 and 2007 ... Shadow made the state finals in the two previous seasons ... Led Mead to back-to-back district championships, in addition to the state finals in 2006 ... Two-time Greater Spokane League first team honoree ... GSL Offensive MVP as a senior ... Received all-state first team honors.

Personal: Born April 26, 1990 ... Enrolled in the general curriculum ... Daughter of Mike and Paula Mykines ... Has an older sister, Chelsea, who played both basketball and soccer for one year at North Idaho College.

Getting to Know Marissa: Nickname: Riss ... Favorite Team: Arsenal ... Favorite Quote: "Winners never quit, quitters never win." ... Favorite Music Artist: Keith Urban ... Favorite Actor: Will Ferrell ... Favorite Book: To Kill a Mockingbird ... Favorite TV Show: The Office ... Favorite Movie: Tommy Boy ... Favorite Food: Angel Hair Pasta.

Marissa Mykines' Career Statistics

Year GP-GS G A P GWG Shots SOG
2008 22-0 2 1 5 1 17 9
2009 19-17 4 3 11 2 55 21
2010 19-19 0 6 6 0 53 11
2011 24-24 8 3 19 3 71 27
Totals 84-60 14 13 41 6 196 68