Redbirds' up-and-down campaign ultimately culminates in another tournament title and NCAA Tournament appearance
The Redbirds finish the season with a record of 13-5-2
ISU takes on the Golden Eagles in Milwaukee Friday at 7 p.m.
Illinois State has been in the field of 64 three of the past four seasons
ISU will play for its second-straight tournament title on Sunday against Indiana State
"Kick for a Cure" Soccer vs. Loyola October 3, 2012
ISU soccer takes on Western Michigan. 9/2/12
09/02/12 Illinois State suffered its first loss of the season to Western Michigan 2-1
2012: Appeared in 19 matches, starting 10 times...made first-career start at Northern Illinois (Aug. 31), playing all 90 minutes in the 1-0 win...started in 10 of 11 matches from Aug. 31-Oct. 14 before moving into a reserve role for the final five games...solidified a defense that allowed 1.30 goals per game and recorded five shutouts...fired shots at No. 15 Wisconsin (Sept. 9) and at No. 12 Marquette (Nov. 9) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament... departs the Redbirds as a member of the winningest class under head coach Drew Roff and only group to win three MVC Tournament titles and make three NCAA Tournament appearances.
2011: Appeared in 13 games, helping the ISU defense post six shutouts and a 1.14 goals against average.
2010: Appeared in two games for the Redbirds, recording a shot at Drake
2009: Appeared in two games on the season.
Prior to ISU: Three-year starter and captain senior year for Tim McEvilly at Wheaton North High School ... all-conference, all-area and all-sectional selection senior season ... team won regional championship junior and sophomore years ... also played basketball three years, starting her senior campaign.
Personal: Sarah Marie Carlson ... born May 20, 1991 ... daughter of Glenn and Jill Carlson ... has five siblings: Phillip, David, Mark, John and Savannah...major: social work.