Aryn Newsom
Aryn Newsom

RS Junior

Manteno, Ill.

High School:





Club Team:
Eclipse Select


Season Recap: Historic ISU Soccer Season Culminates With NCAA Advancement

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.


Historic Season Ends With 3-0 Second-Round Loss at Michigan

The Redbirds equaled the program-record with 14 wins, and became the first team in MVC history to advance in the NCAA Tournament.


NCAA Tournament Run Continues at Third-Seeded Michigan, Friday

The Redbirds and 11th-ranked Wolverines will square off at 7 p.m., EST/6 p.m., CST in Ann Arbor


Aryn Newsom Named MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week

The weekly honor is the second this season for ISU's goalkeeper.


Redbirds Place League-High Five on MVC Scholar-Athlete Team

Kyla Cross, Allie Newsom, Aryn Newsom, Anna Stinson and Rachel Tejada earned recognition for their academic and athletic success.


2013 in Review

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


Illinois State at (3) Michigan

Illinois State's historic season ended with a 3-0 loss at third-seeded and 11th-ranked Michigan, Friday in Ann Arbor.


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.


No. 1 Illinois State vs. No. 2 Indiana State

The Redbirds clinched their third-straight MVC Tournament title with a 5-0 win against Indiana State.


MVC Soccer Awards Banquet

Three ISU soccer players earned individual awards, while nine were named All-Valley, at the annual MVC Awards Banquet.

Career Achievements: Missouri Valley Conference Goalkeeper of the Year (2013)...All-MVC First Team selection (2013)...two-time MVC All-Tournament Team choice (2013, 2012)...two-time MVC Scholar-Athlete Team selection (2013 - First Team, 2012 - Honorable Mention)...ranks second in program-history with 238-career saves, 35 victories, 53 goalie games started and 4,818 goalie minutes played.

RS Junior (2013): Notable...Missouri Valley Conference Goalkeeper of the Year...All-MVC First Team...MVC All-Tournament Team...MVC Goalkeeper of the Week (Sept. 17)...MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team...two-time MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week (Sept. 18, Nov. 19)...Season...started 21 of a possible 22 games...equaled a single-season ISU record with 14 victories, while accumulating a 1.33 goals-against average...registered a career-high seven shutouts...surrendered only two goals in MVC play...earned first shutout of the season in the win against SEMO (Sept. 13)...made a career-high 13 saves in the victory over No. 22 Marquette (Sept. 15)...stopped one shot to earn her second shutout of the season against IPFW (Sept. 27)...recorded four-straight shutouts from Oct. 13-Oct. 27, including wins over Loyola (Oct. 13), Northern Iowa (Oct. 17), Evansville (Oct. 20) and Drake (Oct. 27)...made six saves to shutout Indiana State in ISU's MVC Tournament title match victory (Nov. 10)...registered 11 saves, as well as two in the penalty kick shootout, as the Redbirds advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament at Louisville (Nov. 16)...made 10 saves in the second-round NCAA Tournament defeat at No. 11 Michigan (Nov. 22).

RS Sophomore (2012): Notable...Missouri Valley Conference Goalkeeper of the Week (Aug. 21)...MVC All-Tournament Team...MVC Scholar-Athlete Team honorable mention...Season...made 17 appearances in goal, 16 of them starts...recorded 10 victories, while tallying a 1.37 goals against average, .755 save percentage three shutouts and a partial shutout...stopped a then career-high 10 shots in 1-1 draw against No. 19 Illinois (Aug. 19)...made five saves in a shutout win at Northern Illinois (Aug. 31)...also recorded shutouts at Toledo (Sept. 16) and against Missouri State (Oct. 21)...came on in second half to earn partial shutout against Loyola Chicago (Oct. 3)...made eight saves in back-to-back wins against Drake (Oct. 25) and Creighton (Nov. 2).

RS Freshman 2011: Notable...Missouri Valley Conference All-Freshman Team...MVC Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 20)...Season...appeared in 17 games with 16 starts in goal...finished the season with 11 victories in goal, which ranks third on the single-season wins list...recorded four shutouts and posted a 1.15 goals against average with 68 saves and a .791 save percentage...earned her first-career shutout and made a career-high nine saves in a 3-0 victory at Eastern Michigan (Sept. 16)...posted back-to-back shutouts in the MVC Tournament (Nov. 4, Nov. 6).

Freshman (2010): Season...Redshirted the 2010 season after serving as the backup goalkeeper.

Manteno/Eclipse Select: Four-year starter and two-time captain at Manteno ... led team to IHSA Class IA State Championship in senior season ... she was all-conference and all-area (2007, 2008, 2009) and all-sectionals (2008, 2009) ... team was Interstate 8 Conference Champions (2007, 2008, 2009) ... named team co-MVP with her sister, Allie (2007, 2008, 2009) ... member of Chicago Magic soccer club (1998-2009) ... member of Eclipse Select soccer club (2009, 2010) ... Chicago Magic was US Club National Champions (2005) ... Illinois State Cup semi-finalists (2006) ... Super Y-League National Champions (2008) ... US Club Region D Champions (2004, 2005) ... also played on Manteno's volleyball and basketball team ... ranked No. 4 in her class ... named to high honor roll every semester of high school ... member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Aryn Elizabeth Newsom ... born Sept. 18, 1991 ... daughter of Andy and Angie Newsom ... twin sister, Allie, also plays for Illinois State ... major: exercise science.

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