The Redbirds close their season with an overall record of 13-6-0.
The eight goals by ISU marked the most ever scored in a single game by a Redbird squad.
2011: Started all 19 games, recording 11 shots...primary defender on a defensive unit that posted six shutouts and held opponents to a 1.14 goals against averaged...scored her only two points of the season on a goal in an 8-1 victory over Creighton (Oct. 27)...made 36-straight starts to end her career.
2010: Started all 18 games, recording six shots...a key part of a Redbird defense that posted four shutouts and limited opponents to a 1.18 goals against average.
2009: Appeared in 19 games for the Redbirds...recorded seven shots on the season...contributed to a Redbird defense that posted a 1.23 goals against average and eight shutouts, leading the Redbirds to their first NCAA Tournament appearance in six years ...the eight shutouts ties for third place for most shutouts in program history.
2008: Appeared in 20 games with 17 starts ... recorded three points on one goal and an assist ... started the first 12 games of the season ... scored her first-career goal in the season-opener against IPFW (8/22) ... recorded her first-career assist against Eastern Illinois (10/29) ... contributed to a Redbird defense that posted a 1.03 goals against average and seven shutouts.
Prior to ISU: Two-year letterwinner at New Trier High School ... helped the Trevians to a 59-3 combined record in her two seasons, two sectional, two regional and two conference titles ... 2006 Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Class AA champions ... 2005 IHSA Class AA state finalists ... recorded 13 points on five goals and three assists as a sophomore ... recorded six points on two goals and two assists as a freshman ... chose to play only club soccer with Eclipse Select after 2006 ... two-time Spring Midwest Regional League Champions (2007-08) ...six-time Illinois State Cup finalists (2002-06, 08) ... won the Region II championship in 2008 and advanced to the U.S. National Club Championship ... Redbird teammates Brenna Bohl, Bethany Brown, Katrina Jakobsze, Nicole Russell and Ammanda Wisniewski also played for Eclipse Select ... participated in the Illinois Olympic Development Program (ODP) (2004-07).
Personal: Alexandra Michelman Howell ... born January 16, 1990 ... daughter of Deborah and Steven Howell ... her sister, Stephanie, played softball at Lehigh University, where she now serves as pitching coach ... major is middle level teacher education.