ISU will play 11 non-conference games (four against 2012 NCAA Tournament teams), six MVC contests and nine home games
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
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.
WJBC Recap - Illinois St. Soccer vs. Marquette NCAA Tournament
Illinois State women's soccer team takes on Missouri State on Sunday October 21, 2012
The Illinois women's soccer team took on the Northern Iowa Panther at home on Wednesday October 10, 2012
"Kick for a Cure" Soccer vs. Loyola October 3, 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
2012: All-Valley First Team selection for the second-straight season...also the MVC Elite 18 Award winner, awarded to the player with the highest GPA in a Valley Championship, and a MVC Scholar-Athlete Team honoree for the second-consecutive year...named to the CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District V First Team...appeared in 16 games, all of them starts...tallied eight points on three goals and two assists...missed first four games of the season due to illness before debuting at Northern Illinois (Aug. 31), recording a shot in the win...scored first goal of the season at Wisconsin (Sept. 9)...tallied first assist of the year against Loyola Chicago (Oct. 3)...scored game-winning goal at Drake (Oct. 25)...recorded a goal and assist in the MVC Tournament title match win over Indiana State (Nov. 4), and earning All-Tournament Team honors.
2011: NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region Second-Team selection...All-MVC First Team honoree...MVC Elite 18 Award winner, awarded to the player with the highest GPA in a Valley Championship...MVC Scholar-Athlete Team honoree...named to the CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District V Second Team...MVC Good Neighor Award recipient...MVC Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 18)...started all 19 games, recording 19 points on five goals and nine assists...her nine assists were the second-most in a single season at ISU...tallied a season-high four points on two goals at Indiana State (Oct. 14)...recorded a season-high two assists against Missouri State in the championship match of the MVC Tournament (Nov. 6)...tallied nine points in a five-game span from Oct. 4 to Oct. 27.
2010: All-Missouri Valley Conference Honorable Mention...All-MVC Freshman Team selection...appeared in 15 games, making 13 starts after missing time due to an injury she suffered against Iowa State...netted her first collegiate goal, a game-winner, against DePaul (Aug. 29)...recorded her first-career assist in ISU's 2-1 win over Kansas (Sept. 5)...tallied the game-winner in a 1-0 win at Northern Illinois (Sept. 10)...recorded five points in a three-game span before suffering an injury...provided an assist on the game-tying goal in the Redbirds' MVC Tournament semifinal game against Missouri State (Nov. 5).
Prior to ISU: Four-year starter at Portage Northern ... three-time all-conference, all-district, all-region and all-state honors (2007, 2008, 2009) ... nominated team MVP (2008, 2009) ... first-team all-state (2008, 2009) ... team was district champions in 2007 and 2008 ... team was regional champions in 2008 ... member and team captain of club soccer in 2009 ... team was 2009 State Cup semi-finalists ... Regional League D2 Champions (2009) ... attended 2008 Thanksgiving Interregional with Region II ODP team ... member of Kalamazoo Outrage W-League team ... she also participated in basketball and golf in high school ... she received highest honors with a 4.5 weighted grade-point-average ... member of the National Honor Society.
Personal: Anna Marie Stinson ... born Feb. 6, 1992 ... daughter of Edward and Marjorie Stinson ... her mother participated in track and basketball at Hope ... her father played baseball, football and golf at Hope ... major: exercise science.