Sara Stankoskey
Sara Stankoskey


Carol Stream, Ill.

High School:
Glenbard North





Club Team:
Sockers FC


Season Recap: Historic ISU Soccer Season Culminates With NCAA Advancement

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.


Leinert's Hat Trick Leads Redbirds to Third-Straight MVC Title

Illinois State has won three-straight tournament titles, and four in the past five seasons.


Tejada, Redbirds Claim Impressive MVC Awards Haul

Three ISU players earned individual awards, including three-time Player of the Year Rachel Tejada, while nine were named All-Valley.


Redbirds Claim Outright Valley Title with 3-0 Win Over Drake

The title is the ninth all-time for Illinois State, and fifth for seventh-year head coach Drew Roff.


Redbirds Stay Perfect in MVC Play with 4-0 Win Over Evansville

The victory is ISU's fifth-straight, and third-consecutive shutout.


2013 in Review

The Redbird soccer team put together its best season in program-history in 2013.


Illinois State at (3) Michigan

Illinois State's historic season ended with a 3-0 loss at third-seeded and 11th-ranked Michigan, Friday in Ann Arbor.


Illinois State at Louisville

ISU became the first MVC team to advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament, moving past UofL in PKs.


No. 1 Illinois State vs. No. 2 Indiana State

The Redbirds clinched their third-straight MVC Tournament title with a 5-0 win against Indiana State.


MVC Soccer Awards Banquet

Three ISU soccer players earned individual awards, while nine were named All-Valley, at the annual MVC Awards Banquet.

Career Achievements: Missouri Valley Conference All-Freshman Team selection (2013).

Freshman (2013): Notable...All-Missouri Valley Conference Freshman Team...Season...appeared in all 22 matches with 18 starts, including ISU's final 10 and 16 of the last 18...integral part of an ISU defensive unit that surrendered 1.45 goals per game, tallied seven shutouts and gave up only two goals in MVC play...chipped in offensively with an assist and three shots, all of which came on goal...tallied an assist in the win at Indiana State (Oct. 4), while also playing all 90 minutes for the first time...played all 110 minutes in the NCAA Tournament first-round match at Louisville (Nov. 16).

Glenbard North/Sockers FC: Member of Sockers FC club team, coached by Trey Bradberry...has also played for Chicago Fire Juniors...played in the ECNL in 2013 and 2012...MRL champion 2009-11...Illinois State Cup finalist and National League participant in 2011...won Illinois State Cup in 2010...also a three-year runner at Glenbard North...all-conference performer in the 4x100m relay, qualifying for state with a school-record time of 48.9 seconds...also broke the school record in the 4x200m relay and tied the 4x160m relay mark...earned academic all-conference recognition...graduated GBN with High Honor.

Personal: Born May 21, 1995...daughter of Andy and Susanne Stankoskey...has one younger brother, Kyle...plans to major in exercise science, with hopes of becoming a physical therapist.

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