Women's Soccer

Michelle Nadeau
Michelle Nadeau


Lake Zurich, Ill

High School:
Lake Zurich




Club team:
Chicago Sockers F.C.

Freshman walk-on appeared in three games for the Illini and fired one shot.

High School
Earned three varsity letters in soccer at Lake Zurich • Helped lead the Bears to the Illinois class AA state title game in 2003 and to a third place finish in 2002 • All-Fox Valley Conference selection in 2002 and `03 • All-Area in 2003 • Helped lead the Chicago Sockers to the Illinois State Cup Finals in 2000, `02 and `03, and to the title in `02 • Participated in ODP in 2000 as a member of the State Team • High school coach was Pete Ternes.

Born on April 12, 1985 • Daughter of Gary and Paula Nadeau • Has two sisters, Heather and Holly. Heather played soccer for the Illini for two seasons and graduated in May of 2003 with a degree in finance, while Holly is currently a senior enrolled in the College of Business • Lettered one year in volleyball at Lake Zurich • Honor Roll all four years • National Honor Society member • Illinois State Scholar.

Getting to know Michelle
Nickname: Meich • Favorite athletes: David Beckham and Brian McBride • Favorite movies: Harry Potter, Empire Records, Mask of Zorro • Favorite book: Catcher in the Rye • Favorite thing about Coach Rayfield: her compassion and persistence • Before I play a game I: juggle and listen to Journey - Don't Stop Believing • Three words that describe me: spontaneous, crazy, outgoing • I chose Illinois because: the coaching staff, and everything just seemed to fit at Illinois.

Coach Rayfield on Nadeau
"Michelle continues to learn the role we expect her to perform in our overall team defensive picture. Her athletic ability and individual defending have been the strength of her success in the past, and with improved tactical understanding, her contribution in the back could increase over the next year."

Michelle's Career Statistics:

Year    GP-GS   S    SOG  G    A     Pts.   GWG
2003    3-0     1    0    0    0     0      0
Total   3-0     1    0    0    0     0      0