Carlson is a physical education major with a 3.87 GPA and a three-time All-MVC First Team honoree.
Rachel Tejada became just the second player in ISU history to earn first-team all-region honors.
Jessica Carlson was the named to the MVC scholar-athlete team for the third time in her career.
The Redbirds close their season with an overall record of 13-6-0.
ISU is making its third trip to the NCAA Tournament and second under head coach Drew Roff.
2011: NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region Second-Team selection...First-Team All-MVC honoree...named to the CoSIDA/ESPN Academic All-District V Second Team...All-MVC Scholar-Athlete Team selection...State Farm MVC Tournament Team selection... named Preseason All-MVC...MVC Offensive Player of the Week (Nov. 1)...set a new school record for assists in season (10)...led the Valley in assists and assists per game (0.53)...ranked second in the conference in points (24) and points per game (1.26)...helped lead an Illinois State offense that set single-season records for goals, points, goals per game, points per game, assists, assists per game and shots on goal per game...helped ISU to its first-ever win over a team ranked in the national top ten by scoring a goal in the Redbirds' 3-1 win over then-No. 10 Milwaukee...tied a school record by recording three assists in a 3-0 win at Eastern Michigan (Sept. 16)...finished her career at Illinois State as the all-time assists leader (22) and ranked second for career points (80), goals (29) and game-winning goals (12).
2010: Became the first Illinois State soccer player in program history to earn NSCAA First-Team All-Great Lakes Region honors...First-Team All-MVC selection...CoSIDA/ESPN Academic All-District V selection...named to the All-MVC Scholar-Athlete Team...Preseason All-MVC Team selection...two-time MVC Offensive Player of the Week (Sept. 7, Oct. 4)...led the Valley in shots per game (3.39), ranked second in shots (61), tied for fifth in points (19) and tied for sixth in goals (7)...led the Redbirds in all offensive categories by scoring 19 points on seven goals and five assists and scored three game-winners...recorded multi-point performances in five of her last six matches of the season, tallying 12 of her 19 points in that span...led ISU to its first-ever win over a team from the Big 12 Conference by netting both goals in the Redbirds' 2-1 win over Kansas (Sept. 5)...second in the Illinois State record books for career points (56), career goals (22) and career assists (12).
2009: All-Missouri Valley Conference First-Team selection...MVC Women's Soccer Scholar-Athlete First-Team selection...MVC Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 12) after eclipsing the Illinois State individual record for most points in a game with seven against SIU-Edwardsville (Oct. 7) by netting three goals and one assist...Prairie Farms MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week (Nov. 11)...named MVC Tournament Most Valuable Player after leading Illinois State to its first tournament victory in six years by netting the two game-winning goals against Drake in the semifinals (Nov. 6) and Creighton in the final (Nov. 8)...led the Redbird offense with 11 goals and five assists for a career-high 27 points on the season...ranks fourth at Illinois State for points and goals in a season ...ranks second at ISU for game-winning goals in a season with seven and is tied for second at ISU for career game-winning goals with nine...started all 20 games on the season...led the Valley in shots (62), shots per game (3.10), points (27), points per game (1.35), goals (11), goals per game (0.55), and game-winning goals (7) on the season.
2008: All-Valley Freshman Team selection ... appeared in 20 games with 19 starts ... tied for second on the team with 10 points on four goals and two assists ... led ISU freshmen in all three categories ... scored her first-career goal against Green Bay (8/24) ... also scored against Evansville (9/27), Missouri State (10/26) and Eastern Illinois (10/29) ... recorded her first-career assist against South Florida (9/14) ... assisted the game-winning goal against Creighton (10/4).
Prior to ISU: Four-year letterwinner at Hinsdale South ... started all 74 games in her career, just the fourth player in school history to do so ... Hinsdale South's all-time leading scorer (boys and girls) with 76 goals and 52 assists ... scored double-digit goals every season, including a career-high 31 as a senior ... named Chicago Tribune First-Team All-State, Chicago Sun-Times All-Area Third Team and the Suburban Life Player of the Year as a senior ... a three-time Suburban Life and a two-time Daily Herald All-Area honoree ... a four-time all-conference and team offensive MVP selection and a three-time all-sectional honoree ... helped the Hornets to four second-place finishes in the West Suburban Conference Gold Division and a regional title in 2008 ... named to the 2008 Chicago All-State All-Academic First Team and the West Suburban Conference All-Academic Team ... also played basketball ... attended the same high school as current Redbird teammate Danielle Mutters ... played club soccer with the Naperville Soccer Association.
Personal: Jessica Lynn Carlson ... Born December 13, 1989 ... daughter of John and Theresa Carlson ... majoring in education.