ISU will play 11 non-conference games (four against 2012 NCAA Tournament teams), six MVC contests and nine home games
The sophomore forward is only the second player not from a "BCS" conference to win the award
Redbirds' up-and-down campaign ultimately culminates in another tournament title and NCAA Tournament appearance
The two selections bring head coach Drew Roff's total at Illinois State to 11
Fan voting for the award is ongoing through Dec. 15
The Illinois women's soccer team took on the Northern Iowa Panther at home on Wednesday October 10, 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
2012: NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region Second Team selection...Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year for the second-straight season...Soccer News Net College Boot Award finalist...All-MVC First Team choice...MVC Tournament Most Valuable Player...led conference with 18 goals, 10 assists, 46 points, 80 shots and four game-winning goals...ranked top-seven nationally in goals (seventh), goals per game (sixth with 0.90), points (sixth) and points per game (fifth with 2.3)...four-time MVC Offensive Player of the Week (Aug. 21, Aug. 28, Sept. 18 and Oct. 30)...moved into second place on the program's all-time lists for points (97), goals (39) and assists (19)...scored goals in the season's first five matches, and seven of the first eight, including two at SEMO (Aug. 17), against Florida Atlantic (Aug. 24) and at Florida Gulf Coast (Aug. 26)...broke career-long three-match goalless streak with game-winner at Creighton (Sept. 29)...tallied her fourth-career six-point performance against Indiana State (Oct. 14), with two goals and two assists...scored two goals and fired a career-high seven shots on goal in 2-1 MVC Tournament semifinal win at Creighton (Nov. 2)...added a goal and two assists in the title match against Indiana State (Nov. 4)...led team with three shots in NCAA Tournament first round loss at No. 12 Marquette (Nov. 9).
2011: Became the first player in program history to earn All-America honors when she was named to the Soccer America All-Freshman First-Team...became only the second player in program history to earn NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region First-Team honors...compiled the best offensive season in the history of ISU soccer, breaking the Missouri Valley Conference and ISU record for goals in a season (21) and establishing single-season program marks for points (51) and shots on goal (47)...nation's third-leading goal scorer and was fourth in the country in goals per game (1.105), points per game (2.68) and total points...Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year...MVC Freshman of the Year...All-MVC First-Team selection...seven-time MVC Player of the Week (Aug. 23, Aug. 30, Sept. 6, Sept. 20, Oct. 18, Oct. 25, Nov. 1)...became just the second freshman in MVC history to earn Valley Player of the Year honors...led the league in shots, goals, points and game-winning goals...SoccerSavings.com/Chicagoland Soccer News Player of the Week (Sept. 6)...MVC All-Tournament Team...started all 19 games, scoring goals in 14 matches...recorded two hat tricks at DePaul (Sept. 4) and at Eastern Michigan (Sept. 16) and added a third six-point performance against Evansville in the semifinal of the MVC Tournament (Nov. 4)...recorded her record-setting 21st goal in a 5-0 win over Missouri State in the championship match of the MVC Tournament (Nov. 6)...her nine assists rank second on the ISU single-season list...racked up 23 points on nine goals and five assists in a seven-game span from Oct. 14 to Nov. 6...recorded her first-career goal in the season opener against Southeast Missouri State (Aug. 19) and first-career assist against Bowling Green (Aug. 21)...fired a career-high nine shots, including six on goal against Evansville (Oct. 9).
Prior to ISU: Ranked #17 in the Heartland Region by TopDrawerSoccer.com...four-year starter at Triad under head coach Mike Villa...finished her prep career with 133 goals and 61 assists...earned all-state, all-metro and all-conference accolades as a senior...netted 41 goals and tallied 19 assists as a senior and led Triad to the Illinois Class 2A state title...scored 38 goals and notched 15 assists and was named all-conference, St. Louis Post Dispatch All-Metro First Team, Belleville News-Democrat First Team All-Area as a junior...tallied 27 goals and 15 assists as a sophomore on her way to earning team MVP, all-conference, all-metro and all-area honors...named offensive MVP at Triad and all-conference after scoring 25 goals and collecting 10 assists as a freshman...member of the St. Louis Scott Gallagher-Metro club team coached by Mitch Bohnak...led club team to four-straight state cup semi-final appearances...two-sport athlete at Triad and scored over 1,000 career points as a basketball player for the Knights.
Personal: Born July 8, 1993...daughter of Robert and Stacey Tejada...has two brothers, Jared and Eric...her father, Robert, played soccer at the University of Illinois-Springfield and her brother, Jared, is a soccer player at Southern Illinois Edwardsville...accounting and mathematics major.