Illini Return Seven Starters from 2013 Sweet Sixteen Team
Student-Athletes Honored for Earning GPAs of 3.7 or Higher, Including Seven 4.0 GPAs at Illinois
DiBernardo, Peterson Share Team MVP Honors; Flaws Earns Offensive MVP Award
Illini Reached Fourth NCAA Sweet Sixteen; Flaws Broke School Record with NCAA-Best 23 Goals
Flaws Nets Equalizer for 20th Goal, Conine Connects on Game Winner
Taylore Peterson Photo Gallery
2013 - Sophomore: Made 22 starts and played in all 23 games ... Scored the second penalty kick in the 3-1 PK shootout victory at Washington State that sent the Illini to the second round of the NCAA Tournament ... Scored only goal on a penalty kick vs. Wisconsin (10/12) ... Assisted on the game-winning goal at Minnesota (10/31) that clinched a berth into the Big Ten Tournament ... Had an assist vs. Nebraska (9/29) ... Named to the Sun Devil Classic All-Tournament Team ... Was a central player in the Illini midfield and totaled over 2,000 minutes ... Took 14 shots with five on goal ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar.
2012 - Freshman: Top Drawer Soccer Top-100 Freshmen (#49) ... Preseason Freshman of the Year (College Sports Madness) ... Started in 19 of 21 games played her in debut season ... Scored her first collegiate goal and game-winner in the 3-1 win over Milwaukee ... Scored her second goal and gamewinner in 1-0 win over Ohio State ... Connected on both her penalty kicks in the shootout victories over Minnesota and Missouri.
Three-time Michigan High School Soccer Coaches Association Dream Team selection ... Was a Division-I State Champion with Portage Central High School as a freshman in 2009 ... Selected as a captain to lead Portage in the spring of 2012 ... Played club soccer with the Michigan Hawks, earning the ECNL National Championship in June 2012 and a regional championship in 2010 ... Michigan and Region II ODP team member from 2005-10, leading the team to appearances in state, inter-regional and international tournaments as well as to the ODP National Championships ... 2010 ECNL Winter Showcase All-Event Team ... Participated in the 2011 ECNL/id2 National Camp and the 2012 ECNL Combine ... 2012 Kalamazoo Gazette Women's Soccer Player of the Year.
Born March 30, 1994 ... Majoring in community health with a minor in communication ... Peterson's brother, Jacob, plays professional soccer for Sporting Kansas City (MLS) following an All-American collegiate career at Indiana University where he won NCAA National Championships in 2003-04.
Updated September 2014