Women's Soccer


Kristy Weeks
Kristy Weeks
17

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
N. Vancouver, B.C.

High School:
Argyle Secondary

Height:
5-5

Position:
M/D

Birthdate:
07/15/1986

Club Team:
North Shore Runnin' Reds

10/01/2006

#15 Illinois Upsets #9 Penn State 3-2

Photos from No. 15 Illinois soccer's 3-2 upset of No. 9 Penn State in front of a school-record 2,667 fans.

2007 - SENIOR: Appeared in 17 matches this season and started in 16 • Assisted on the game-winning goal at Indiana State • Fired a shot on goal at Purdue and another against Purdue at home.

2006 - Junior: Member of the Canadian U-20 National Team Pool • Selected to the Soccer Buzz All-Great Lakes Region second team • Named to the All-Nike Tiger Invitational team and the All-Illini Tournament team • Played in all 24 matches, starting 22 • Recorded her first assist of the season at Wisconsin • Assisted on the game-winner against Minnesota • Had an assist at Michigan State • Recorded two assists in the NCAA Tournament second-round match at Saint Louis • Played the full 90 minutes against Syracuse and Ohio State.

2005 - Sophomore: Played in 22 matches, starting 20 and notching two assists • Took six shots in a 1-0 victory over Nebraska • Played all 110 minutes against Stanford • Made her first assist of the season against San Francisco • Played 95 minutes in a 3-2 overtime victory vs. Wisconsin • Had an assist against Michigan on 10/14.

2004 - Freshman: Appeared in three matches in 2004 as a reserve at midfield • Sat out most of the season because of mononucleosis.

High School/Club: Spent 2002 and 2003 as a member of the U-15, U-16 and U17 Canadian National Teams • Member of U-19 Canadian National Team Pool • Teamed up with UI teammate Emily Zurrer to help the British Columbia Provincial Team to second place at Nationals in 2002 and third place in 2003 • Played for the Sportstown Football Club in the women's Premier League and the North Shore Runnin' Rebels in U18 • Four-time Team MVP for Argyle Secondary School • Scored 20 goals in 21 matches during a high school season • Coached by Darren Rath • Was also a four-time Team MVP for the Argyle basketball team and a two-time MVP for the volleyball team • Named Argyle's Top Female Athlete 2000-02.

Personal: Born July 15, 1986 • Daughter of Gary and Darlene Weeks • Has two brothers • Majoring in psychology.

Getting to Know Kristy: Favorite Athlete: Illini tennis Player Marc Spicijaric • Favorite TV show: America's Funniest Home Videos • Favorite Movie: Beauty and the Beast • Favorite Actor: Johnny Depp • Favorite band: Rascal Flatts • Famous people I've met: Joshua Jackson and Elton John • Biggest sports thrill: Scoring the first goal for Canada at my first National Team Camp (2000 - U15) • Favorite thing about Coach Rayfield: Her honesty and confidence • Three words that describe me: Hardworking, honest and kind • I chose Illinois because: When I came home from my visit I knew it was the right fit.

Coach Rayfield on Weeks: "This spring we challenged Kristy by exploring the option of playing her as an outside back and the results were extremely promising. Her incredible understanding of the game, her verbal leadership, and her ability to both attack and defend gave us a new presence at outside back. Whether in the back or in the midfield, Kristy Weeks will have an impact on this team. Her tactical development in three years has been exceptional and it is time for her to use that development to be a decision-maker and leader on the field."

WEEKS' CAREER STATISTICS Year GP-GS G A P GWG Shots SOG 2004 3-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2005 22-20 0 2 2 0 26 3 2006 24-22 0 5 5 0 27 9 TOTALS 49-42 0 7 7 0 53 12

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