Redbirds' up-and-down campaign ultimately culminates in another tournament title and NCAA Tournament appearance
Kristin Cooley, Kyla Cross, Allie Newsom and Anna Stinson are first team selections, while Aryn Newsom earned honorable mention status
ISU will represent the conference in the NCAA Tournament
A win puts Illinois State in the NCAA Tournament for the third time in the past four seasons
The distinction recognizes a student-athlete's combination of academic and athletic success
Indiana State vs. Illinois State
Illinois State women's soccer team takes on Missouri State on Sunday October 21, 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
Sunday, August 19
Soccer vs. Memphis (Aug. 10 Exhibition)
2012: All-Missouri Valley Conference Honorable Mention choice after finishing second in the league and on the team in goals (eight) and points (11)...Capital One Academic All-District V First Team selection...MVC Scholar-Athlete Team choice...became the first player in program-history to score four goals in one game against Indiana State (Oct. 14)...one of just nine players nationally to score at least four goals in one game...tallied three points with a goal and assist against Florida Atlantic (Aug. 24)...scored her fifth-career MVC Tournament goal in the title match against Indiana State (Nov. 4)...also found the back of the net at Bowling Green (Sept. 14) and against Green Bay (Sept. 23).
2011: Missouri Valley Conference Tournament MVP...All-MVC Second-Team selection...MVC All-Tournament Team...SoccerSavings.com/Chicagoland Soccer News Player of the Week (Nov. 9)...made 19 appearances and started the final 17 games of the season...finished second on the team with eight goals and third with 22 points...netted a pair of goals against Bowling Green (Aug. 21), against Evansville in the semifinal of the MVC Tournament (Nov. 4) and against Missouri State in the championship match of the State Farm MVC Tournament (Nov. 6)...racked up eight points on four goals in two matches to earn MVC Tournament MVP honors.
2010: Started all 18 games, recording four points on a goal and two assists...netted her first collegiate goal in ISU's 2-1 victory at SIU Edwardsville (Oct. 20)...tallied assists in back-to-back games against Kansas (Sept. 5) and at Northern Illinois (Sept. 10).
Prior to ISU: Four-year starter at and two-year captain at Bishop Foley ... led her team to two state finals (2008, 2009) ... named All-State(2009, 2008, 2007), All-District (2009, 2008, 2007), All-Catholic (2009, 2008), All-Region (2009, 2008, 2007), All-County (2009, 2008) and All-Academic (2009) ... voted Player of the Year by the Daily Tribune (2009) ... member of the Vardar Soccer Club (six-time state champions) ... 2010 State Cup Tournament MVP ... team won the Michigan State Cup Finals in 2009 and 2010 ... scored the only goals in the championship games both years ... started on high school varsity basketball team junior year and was team captain senior year ... member of the National Honor Society and held Honors for all four years of high school.
Personal: Kyla Anne Cross ... born April 2, 1992 ... daughter of Patrick and Marisol Cross ... her grandfather, Carlos Morales, competed on the Nicaraguan national soccer team ... major: exercise science.