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
2012: Made 14 appearances, all as a reserve forward...did not record a shot until Oct. 14 against Indiana State, but then fired five over the last six matches...recorded a season-high two shots in the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament semifinal win at Creighton (Nov. 2)...fired only shot on goal of the season in the MVC Tournament title match against Indiana State (Nov. 4)... 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 16 games, recording two points on a goal and five shots...scored her lone goal of the season in Illinois State's record-setting 8-1 win over Creighton (Oct. 27).
2010: Appeared in 17 games...recorded her lone goal of the season in the Redbirds' 2-1 victory over Indiana State (Oct 24.).
2009: Appeared in 15 games on the season, recording two goals for four points...scored both of her goals back-to-back against New Mexico (Aug. 30), leading the Redbirds with four points on the game.
Prior to ISU: Four-year starter at Brainerd, winning four Central Lakes Conference Championships and two section championships ... named Minnesota All-State First-Team Class 2A (2007, 2008), St. Paul Pioneer Press All-State Team (2007, 2008) ... top goal scorer in the state of Minnesota in 2008 (35 goals) ... Three-time team most valuable player ... Brainerd High School's all-time career leader in goals (92), assists (35) and points (219) ... five-year member of `91 Minnesota ODP team, U.S. Youth Soccer ODP Region 2 Champions ... played club soccer for Minnesota Thunder West.
Personal: Kelly Lee Rosenthal ... born July 1, 1991 ... daughter of Thomas and Linda Rosenthal...her sister, Jessie, played soccer at Concordia (Minn.) ... major: business.