Women's Soccer
Christina Farrell Joins Illini Program

Head Coach Janet Rayfield enters her ninth season at Illinois
Head Coach Janet Rayfield enters her ninth season at Illinois

July 20, 2010

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois Fighting Illini women's soccer team and head coach Janet Rayfield welcomed Christina Farrell as the final addition to the newcomers for the 2010 season. Farrell, a redshirt-freshman transfer from The University of Oregon, will look to make an immediate impact as a member of the Illini defensive unit that held opponents to 27 goals over the 2009 season.

"She is extremely athletic and a hard nose defender," Rayfield said. "We liked the physical qualities she brought to the game as a senior in high school and will expect her to bring that dimension to our squad as she provides great depth in our defense.

Farrell, a Tucson, Ariz. native, played scholastically at Ironwood Ridge High School before joining The University of Oregon for her freshman season in 2009. At Ironwood Ridge, Farrell was a member of the 2008 and 2009 Region 5AII Conference Championship teams and an All-Southern Arizona First Team selection. Also a member of the track team, Farrell was a regional champion and state finalist in the 100m and 200m events and earned All-Southern Arizona First Team honors.

For their season opener, the Illini travel to Loyola University Chicago on Aug. 20 for a 7:00 PM contest against the Ramblers at Loyola Soccer Park.