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
ISU moved past Louisville on PKs, 4-3, with Dagny Olson scoring the game-winner
ISU enters the 12 p.m., match on a program-record nine-game winning streak.
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.
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.
The Redbirds clinched the MVC regular-season title outright with a 3-0 win over the Bulldogs.
Career Achievments: All-Missouri Valley Conference First Team selection (2013)...MVC Freshman of the Year (2013)...MVC Tournament MVP (2013)...MVC All-Tournament Team (2013).
Freshman (2013): Notable...Missouri Valley Conference Freshman of the Year...All-MVC First Team...MVC All-Freshman Team...MVC Tournament MVP (five goals in two games)...MVC Offensive Player of the Week (Aug. 27)...led MVC with 16 goals...Season...appeared in 21 matches, all starts...tallied 38 points on a league-best 16 goals and six assists...registered three points on a goal and an assist in the season-opening 3-2 win against Miami (Ohio) (Aug. 23)...scored ISU's only goal against Wisconsin (Aug. 25)...scored first-career game-winning goal at TCU (Sept. 6)...tallied a goal against Saint Louis (Sept. 17)...registered 12 goals over the final nine games of the season (Oct. 4-Nov. 22)...scored a goal at Indiana State (Oct. 4)...recorded back-to-back two-goal games and two game-winners at Northern Iowa (Oct. 17) and against Evansville (Oct. 20)...scored goals in four-straight games from Oct. 31-Nov. 16...found the back of the net at Missouri State (Oct. 31)...scored five goals in two MVC Tournament games to earn MVP honors (Nov. 8-10)...netted two goals in the semifinal victory over Evansville (Nov. 8)...became the first player to ever record a hat trick in the MVC Tournament championship match against Indiana State (Nov. 10)...scored ISU's first NCAA Tournament goal since 2003 in the first-round at Louisville (Nov. 16).
Eureka/Lou Fusz Wipke: Rated as a four-star prospect by TopDrawerSoccer.com...four-year starter at Eureka for head coach Bill Goggin...four-time first team all-conference selection...named first team all-state, Missouri Offensive Player of the Year and all-metro player of the year as a senior in 2013, after leading Eureka to its first-ever Class 3 state title with 29 goals and 10 assists... second team all-state choice as a junior in 2012, scoring 13 goals and tallying nine assists...won a district and conference championship...named third team all-state in 2011 after scoring 14 goals and recording eight assists...scored 21 goals with eight assists as a freshman in 2010, leading her squad to district and conference titles...won 2010, 2011 and 2013 Missouri state titles with Lou Fusz Wipke club team...named to Best XI at 2013 US Youth Soccer National Championships...also won a regional title in 2010...ran cross country for three years, qualifying for state as an individual in 2010.
Personal: Born June 15, 1995...daughter of Pat and Barbara Leinert...youngest of four children: Patrick, Shannon and Katie...Shannon ran track at Florida and Missouri, and is now a professional track athlete...Katie played soccer at Purdue for four years...Patrick played baseball at Lindenwood...member of honor roll, student council renaissance and yearbook in high school.