The two-time defending MVC Tournament champions open the season Aug. 23 at home against Miami (Ohio)
The Redbird soccer team put together its best season in program-history in 2013.
Freshman (2013): Season...redshirted the 2013 campaign.
Hinsdale South/Oak Brook: Four-year starter in goal at Hinsdale South for head coach Pat Wolf...compiled a 1.50 GAA and 29 shutouts in 84 career-games...all-sectional performer as a senior in 2013, posting a 1.23 GAA and seven shutouts in 21 games...all-conference selection and team captain in both 2013 and 2012...started all 22 games in 2011, leading the Hornets to a second-place conference finish...all-conference performer as a freshman in 2010, starting all 21 games in goal...club teammate of classmate Jessie Benja on Oak Brook Soccer Club and United Soccer Academy teams.
Personal: Born Nov. 21, 1994...daughter of Dennis and Kristen Niestrom...has one older sister, Paige (20), and one younger sister, Lizzy (15)...father attended ISU for two years and played club hockey...has five other family members who studied at Illinois State...dean's list or honor roll all eight semesters, NHS member junior and senior year...plans to major in athletic training.