Ali Farkos
Ali Farkos


Flossmoor, Ill.

High School:





Club Team:
Chicago Fire Juniors


Leinert's Hat Trick Leads Redbirds to Third-Straight MVC Title

Illinois State has won three-straight tournament titles, and four in the past five seasons.


Regular Season Concludes Thursday Night at Missouri State

The Redbirds can become the first Valley team since 2004 to go perfect in conference play with a victory.


Leinert, Tejada Each Tally Five Points, as ISU Tops UNI, 5-0

The five goals are a season-high for the Redbirds, who also recorded their second-straight shutout.


Olson's First-Half Goal Enough, as Redbirds Blank Loyola, 1-0

Goalkeeper Aryn Newsom and the ISU defense combined to post their third clean sheet of the season.


Homestand, Non-Con Road Slate Conclude This Weekend

The Redbirds will conclude their four-game homestand against Milwaukee, Friday, before playing their final non-conference road match at Kansas, Sunday.


2013 in Review

The Redbird soccer team put together its best season in program-history in 2013.


Illinois State at Louisville

ISU became the first MVC team to advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament, moving past UofL in PKs.


Illinois State vs. Loyola

The Redbird soccer team defeated Loyola, 1-0, Oct. 13.


Illinois State vs. No. 22 Marquette

The Redbirds defeated the Golden Eagles, 3-2, to earn the program's second all-time win over a top-25 team.


Illiois State vs. Southeast Missouri

Photos from the soccer match between ISU and SEMO

Sophomore (2013): Season...appeared in all 22 matches as an attacking midfielder, making two starts...tallied a career-high six points on two goals and two assists...registered 16 shots, four of which came on goal...scored her first-career goal in the victory over SEMO (Sept. 13)...started and tallied an assist in back-to-back victories over Loyola (Oct. 13) and Northern Iowa (Oct. 17)...scored a goal in the MVC Tournament championship match victory over Indiana State (Nov. 10).

Freshman (2012): Season...appeared in all 20 matches, starting eight times...tallied two assists, one against Florida Atlantic (Aug. 24) and the other against Indiana State (Oct. 14)...started both the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament title match against Indiana State (Nov. 4) and the NCAA Tournament first round match at No. 12 Marquette (Nov. 9)...fired a career-high four shots in the title match...posted then-career bests in shots in back-to-back games, with two at Creighton (Sept. 29) and three against Loyola Chicago (Oct. 3).

Homewood-Flossmoor/Chicago Fire Juniors: Four-year letterwinner at Homewood-Flossmoor High School for head coaches Todd Elkei and Charlie Ward...all-state, all-area and all-conference performer as a senior...scored 18 goals and 14 assists as the Vikings made their second consecutive Elite Eight...all-state, all-area and all-conference selection as a junior after scoring nine goals and recording 24 assists...led Homewood-Flossmoor to regional and sectional titles and a 21-3 overall record...earned all-area, all-conference and all-sectional accolades as a sophomore, scoring seven goals and tallying 15 assists...led the Vikings to regional and conference titles and a 16-5 record...scored five goals and distributed 11 assists to earn all-conference honors as a freshman...played with the Illinois State Olympic Development Team from team finished third in the nation and won the Region 2 title in 2010.

Personal: Born August 28, 1994...daughter of Larry and Cindy Farkos...has two siblings, Sammi and Riley...majoring in secondary education with an emphasis on history/social science.

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