Nebraska 6, Illinois 2 // Illinois 5, Nebraska 4
Jess Perkins had four hits and five RBI to lead Illini past Loyola, Western Michigan
Illinois' opponents scored all of their regulation runs on three home runs
Illinois will take on No. 19/17 Kentucky, USF, Maine, Toledo and Providence
Illinois 4, DePaul 1 // Texas 12, Illinois 2
Illinois' home game against Eastern Illinois on April 9, 2013
Photos from the Illini's 6-2 victory over Western Michigan at the Fighting Illini Invitational.
Photos from the third day of the UNI Dome Tournament, Feb. 10, 2013, in Cedar Falls, Iowa.
Photos from the Fighting Illini Softball team's annual Christmas Party
High School: Two-time West Suburban Gold All-Conference ... Two-time Reporter All-Area, 2010 Daily Herald DuPage Valley and Bugle All-Area ... Led Downers Grove to conference championships in 2010-11, reaching the Illinois 4A State Sweet Sixteen (2011) and Elite Eight (2010), with Downers Grove earning 58 wins combined during the 2010-11 seasons ... Scored 42 runs and earned 38 RBIs to go with eight homers, eight doubles and three triples during junior season after scoring 40 runs, driving in 44 more and connecting for 12 homers and nine doubles as a sophomore at Downers Grove ... Finished fifth (2010-11) ninth (2009-10) at the NSA "A" Nationals as a member of the 2009-10 Downers Grove Outlaws 18U travel team ... Downers Grove Honor Roll member in every semester ... 2011 IHSA Scholastic Achievement Award.
Personal: Born March 21, 1994 ... Parents are Joe and Lori Trezzo ... Has three older sisters, Nicole, Ashley and Britney ... Plans to focus her studies at the University of Illinois in sports management ... Chose to join the Orange and Blue over a number of other offers, including Northern Illinois ... Majoring in Recreation, Sport and Tourism.
Nickname: Trezzo, Trezz
Favorite Food: Popsicles
Favorite TV Show: Survivor
Favorite Movie: Step up
Favorite Quote: "Always enjoy life no matter how hard it gets"
Dream Job: Working as the head of marketing for a professional sports team
Pregame Superstitions: Always listen to my iPod on the way to a game and end with the same song
Fun Fact about you: I am the youngest of 4 girls in my family
Secret talent: I can do a backflip
Favorite Class You've Taken: Sports and entertainment management
Three Things on your "Bucket List": Skydive, parasail, and visit Italy
Why Illinois? It is one of the best schools in the Midwest for both athletics and academics and how everyone here is like a family.
Favorite Midnight Snack: Goldfish crackers