ISU tied a program-record with 14 wins, and also became the first MVC team to advance into the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
The Redbirds equaled the program-record with 14 wins, and became the first team in MVC history to advance in the NCAA Tournament.
The Redbirds and 11th-ranked Wolverines will square off at 7 p.m., EST/6 p.m., CST in Ann Arbor
Kyla Cross, Allie Newsom, Aryn Newsom, Anna Stinson and Rachel Tejada earned recognition for their academic and athletic success.
ISU moved past Louisville on PKs, 4-3, with Dagny Olson scoring the game-winner
WJBC Recap - Illinois St. Soccer vs. Marquette NCAA Tournament
The Redbird soccer team put together its best season in program-history in 2013.
Illinois State's historic season ended with a 3-0 loss at third-seeded and 11th-ranked Michigan, Friday in Ann Arbor.
ISU became the first MVC team to advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament, moving past UofL in PKs.
The Redbirds clinched their third-straight MVC Tournament title with a 5-0 win against Indiana State.
Three ISU soccer players earned individual awards, while nine were named All-Valley, at the annual MVC Awards Banquet.
Career Achievements: NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region Second Team selection (2011)...four-time All-Missouri Valley Conference performer (Second Team in 2013, First Team in 2012 and 2011, Honorable Mention in 2010)...MVC All-Tournament Team choice (2012)...MVC All-Freshman Team selection (2010)...Senior CLASS Award finalist (2013)...three-time Elite 18 Award recipient (2013, 2012, 2011), which is given to the individual with the highest GPA at a Valley championship...three-time Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District V choice (First Team in 2013, Second Team in 2012 and 2011)...three-time MVC Scholar-Athlete Team honoree...leaves the program ranked fourth all-time with 19 assists.
Senior (2013): Notable...All-Missouri Valley Conference Second Team...Senior CLASS Award finalist...Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District V First Team...MVC Scholar-Athlete Team...MVC Elite 18 Award...Season...played in all 22 matches, starting 21 times...tallied 10 points on two goals and six assists...registered assists in back-to-back games at Illinois (Sept. 1) and TCU (Sept. 6)...recorded a helper in the win over No. 22 Marquette (Sept. 15)...scored her first goal of the season against IPFW (Sept. 27), converting a penalty kick...notched an assist in the win at Northern Iowa (Oct. 17)...scored the game-winning goal against Drake (Oct. 27)...earned an assist in the MVC Tournament championship match victory over Indiana State (Nov. 10)...assisted on ISU's lone goal in its NCAA Tournament first-round match at Louisville (Nov. 16).
Junior 2012: Notable...All-Missouri Valley Conference First Team...MVC All-Tournament Team...MVC Elite 18 Award winner, awarded to the player with the highest GPA in a Valley Championship...MVC Scholar-Athlete Team...Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District V First Team...Season...appeared in 16 games, all of them starts...tallied eight points on three goals and two assists...missed the first four games of the season due to illness before debuting at Northern Illinois (Aug. 31), recording a shot in the win...scored her first goal of the season at Wisconsin (Sept. 9)...tallied her first assist of the year against Loyola Chicago (Oct. 3)...scored the game-winning goal at Drake (Oct. 25)...recorded a goal and assist in the MVC Tournament title match win over Indiana State (Nov. 4).
Sophomore (2011): Notable...NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region Second Team...All-Missouri Valley Conference First Team...MVC Elite 18 Award winner, awarded to the player with the highest GPA in a Valley Championship...MVC Scholar-Athlete Team...Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District V Second Team...MVC Good Neighor Award recipient...MVC Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 18)...Season...started all 19 games, recording 19 points on five goals and nine assists...her nine assists were the second-most in a single season at ISU...tallied a season-high four points on two goals at Indiana State (Oct. 14)...recorded a season-high two assists against Missouri State in the championship match of the MVC Tournament (Nov. 6)...tallied nine points in a five-game span from Oct. 4 to Oct. 27.
Freshman (2010): Notable...All-Missouri Valley Conference Honorable Mention...MVC All-Freshman Team...Season...appeared in 15 games, making 13 starts after missing time due to an injury she suffered against Iowa State...netted her first collegiate goal, a game-winner, against DePaul (Aug. 29)...recorded her first-career assist in ISU's 2-1 win over Kansas (Sept. 5)...tallied the game-winner in a 1-0 win at Northern Illinois (Sept. 10)...recorded five points in a three-game span before suffering an injury...provided an assist on the game-tying goal in the Redbirds' MVC Tournament semifinal game against Missouri State (Nov. 5).
Portage Northern/TKO Premier: Three-year starter at Portage Northern ... missed senior season due to injury ... three-time all-conference, all-district, all-region and all-state honors (2007, 2008, 2009) ... nominated team MVP (2008, 2009) ... first-team all-state (2008, 2009) ... team was district champions in 2007 and 2008 ... team was regional champions in 2008 ... member and team captain of club soccer in 2009 ... team was 2009 State Cup semi-finalists ... Regional League D2 Champions (2009) ... attended 2008 Thanksgiving Interregional with Region II ODP team ... member of Kalamazoo Outrage W-League team ... she also participated in basketball and golf in high school ... she received highest honors with a 4.5 weighted grade-point-average ... member of the National Honor Society.
Personal: Anna Marie Stinson ... born Feb. 6, 1992 ... daughter of Edward and Marjorie Stinson ... her mother participated in track and basketball at Hope ... her father played baseball, football and golf at Hope ... major: exercise science.