Women's Soccer

Christina Sahly
Christina Sahly

RS Senior

Naperville, Ill.

High School:
Naperville Central




Club Team:
NSA Premier

2010 - Redshirt-Senior: Did not see action in 2010 as she recovered from injuries.

2009 - Redshirt-Junior: Amassed 781 minutes of action over 19 contests ... Netted three goals and added one assist ... Ranked fourth on Illinois in points with seven ... Also ranked fourth in total shots with 24 ... Recorded her lone assist in the Fighting Illini's season-opening shutout of Illinois State ... Notched the game-winning goal against Milwaukee ... Was assisted by Jordan Hilbrands in putting the Illini up 1-0 against Minnesota with her only shot of the contest ... Was one of five Illini to record a goal against Michigan State during the Orange and Blue's 5-0 shutout victory ... Put two of her three shots on target against Milwaukee.

2008 - Redshirt-Sophomore: Appeared in 11 matches ... Made regular season debut with one shot against Washington State ... Saw considerable increase in playing time against Colorado College and played in next eight matches ... Recorded three shots against Northwestern and one more against Minnesota ... Scored goal on penalty kick against Missouri in NCAA Tournament match.

2007 - Redshirt-Freshman: Recorded her first career goal in a win over Cal State Northridge ... Played in eight matches on the season with a total of 108 minutes.

2006 - Freshman: Took a medical redshirt after sustaining a hamstring injury against Syracuse ... Played in four matches, taking two shots.

High School: Led Illinois State ODP team to a second-place finish at nationals in 2005 ... Traveled to Europe as a member of the Region II ODP team in 2005 ... Member of Illinois State Select ODP team in 2002, 2004 and 2005 ... Was an ODP Region II pool player in 2004 ... Led NSA club team to a U.S. Youth Soccer second-place finish in Region II and a state cup title in 2003 ... Member of the All-DuPage Valley Conference, Daily Herald and Naperville Sun All-Area teams in 2004-05 ... Named to the 2005 IHSSCA All-State team.

Personal: Born August 28, 1987 ... Majoring in community health ... Daughter of Ken and Elise Sahly ... Has two older sisters, Lauren and Karie ... Sister, Karie, played soccer at Bowling Green ... Involved in the Freshman Mentoring Program at NCHS.

Getting to Know Christina: Nickname: Tina ... Favorite Sports Movie: Love and Basketball ... Favorite Movie Quote: "I look good. I mean really good. Hey, everyone, come see how good I look!" - Anchorman ... Favorite TV Shows: Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Runs House, Rob & Big ... Favorite Singer: Frank Sinatra ... Favorite Foods: Pizza, black olives ... Biggest Sports Thrill: Winning the state championship her freshman and sophomore years with the NCHS basketball team ... I Have Been Told I Look Like: Jennifer Aniston, by my grandma ... Three Words That Describe My Play: Aggressive, Quick, Creative ... Dream Job: Physical Therapist.

Rayfield on Sahly: "One of our two fifth-year seniors, Christina understands what it takes to reach the latter rounds of the NCAA Tournament. It has been an injury prone career for Christina; however, as she returns to health, her confidence in finishing will be a great asset to the dynamic and mobile attack we should assemble this fall. Christina has impacted this program just in her display of persistence and strength of character in overcoming every obstacle thrown in her path. I sincerely hope for her sake and ours that that persistence pays off and she gets to realize the potential that she has to make an impact on the field and help this team achieve all the goals we have set for ourselves."

Christina Sahly's Career Statistics

Year GP-GS G A P GWG Shots SOG
2006 4-0 0 0 0 0 2 1
2007 8-0 1 0 2 0 4 2
2008 11-0 0 0 0 0 6 3
2009 19-12 3 1 7 1 24 8
2010 Did not accumulate statistics
Totals 42-12 4 1 9 1 36 14