Women's Soccer

Steph Panozzo
Steph Panozzo


Maple Ridge, B.C.

High School:
Maple Ridge Secondary



Club Team:
Vancouver Whitecaps


Illini Reach Sweet 16 in Overtime Thriller with #7 Portland, 4-3

DiBernardo (2 Goals) Tallies Equalizer, Flaws (2 Goals) Nets Game-Winner in OT


Soccer Begins 2013 Preseason Training Camp

Illini Kick Off Practice with Fitness Tests and Training Sessions


Soccer 2012 Season In Review

Memorable Big Ten Tournament Run Highlights 2012


Illinois Boasts 52 Academic All-Big Ten Honorees

Big Ten-Best 10 Volleyball Players Highlight Honorees


Illinois Boasts 52 Academic All-Big Ten Honorees

Big Ten-Best 10 Volleyball Players Highlight Honorees


Goalkeeper Steph Panozzo

Goalkeeper Steph Panozzo.

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2011 - Junior: Big Ten Tournament Defensive MVP ... Big Ten All-Tournament Team ... Two-time Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week (10/17; 10/24) ... Chicagoland Soccer News Player of the Week (10/18) ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Started every game in goal for the Illini, securing the first individual shutout of her career at Ball State ... Also earned a shutout against Oregon, tallying two saves to secure the clean sheet and another against Purdue, stopping one shot ... Followed with an overtime shutout at Michigan State, stopping three Spartans' attempts ... Added two more shutouts against Minnesota and Wisconsin ... Blanked Northwestern with three saves in net to run her consecutive shutout streak to five ... Added four saves against Nebraska while allowing a lone goal, the first given up in more than 500 consecutive minutes in net dating back to the contest against Indiana ... Saved two of Ohio State's four penalty kick attempts in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals to send Illinois into the semifinal round ... Stopped a career-best seven shots against Michigan State during the Big Ten Tournament Semifinals contest that extended into overtime, securing her seventh shutout of the season in the process ... Stopped two shots against #11 Penn State in the Big Ten Tournament Championship to earn tournament defensive MVP honors ... Earned her eighth individual shutout by stopping three shots against defending National Champion Notre Dame in the NCAA Tournament First Round ... Finished the season with six saves in net at #4 Oklahoma State.

2010 - Sophomore: Saw action in and started the first five contests of 2010, accumulating 225 minutes in net ... Only allowed one goal for a goals-against average of 0.40 on the year ... Stopped seven shots for a save percentage of .875 ... Earned her first collegiate win at Loyola-Chicago ... Also earned the win against Ball State ... Teamed with starting goalkeeper Alexandra Kapicka to earn three combined shutouts.

2009 - Freshman: Saw 11 minutes and 29 seconds of action in relief of starting goalkeeper Alexandra Kapicka against Michigan State ... Made one save in closing out the Fighting Illini's 5-0 shutout of the Spartans.

High School/Club: U-20 Canadian National Team pool player ... Represented Canada at the 2008 CONCACAF U-20 Women's Championship in Puebla, Mexico, and the 2008 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Chile ... Played three seasons with the Vancouver Whitecaps of the W-League ... Led North Shore Storm to provincial championship three times ... Won U-14 National Championship with the B.C. Provincial All-Stars and finished second with U-16 squad.

Personal: Born May 15, 1990 ... Majoring in business ... Daughter of George and Becky Panozzo ... Has an older brother, Dave ... Member of honor roll for five years at Maple Ridge Secondary ... Hobbies include reading, baking and watching sports.

Getting to Know Steph: Favorite Athlete: Roger Federer ... Biggest Sports Thrill: Winning 2008 U-20 CONCACAF championship ... Favorite Pro Team: Inter Milan ... Favorite Actor: Gerard Butler ... Favorite TV Shows: Bones and The Ultimate Fighter ... Favorite Place on Campus: The Quad ... Favorite Movie: Moulin Rouge ... Favorite Book: White Oleander ... Favorite Pre-Game Meal: Pasta with marinara sauce and chicken ... Dream Job: Working for an NFL team.

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